This article focuses on various issues related to acute, life-threatening episodes of asthma. The areas discussed include epidemiology, clinical assessment, pharmacologic treatment with bronchodilators and anti- inflammatory agents, endotracheal intubation, mechanical ventilation, adjunctive and nonconventional therapy used in the management of the mechanically ventilated asthmatic, and the prognosis of patients who require mechanical ventilation, including both short-term morbidity and long-term outlook.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||Clinics in Chest Medicine|
|State||Published - 1994|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
From the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia, School of Medicine. This study was supported in part by Training Grant 5 Tl Al X3-05 from the National Institutes of Health, United States Public Health Service, Bethesda, Md. R,eceived for publication Feb. 21, 1968.