Does inhaled magnesium sulfate benefit patients with moderate to severe acute asthma?

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Why is this study important?

This study attempted to evaluate a less invasive therapeutic intervention (MgSO4) than currently recommended (intravenous magnesium sulfate) for the treatment of moderate to severe asthma exacerbations in the emergency department (ED). This study attempted to address a gap identified in a previous systematic review on the topic.[1]

Which, if any, threats to validity are most likely to have an impact on the results and how?

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