status asthmaticus


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status asthmaticus

(æsˈmætɪkəs)
n
(Pathology) a severe attack of asthma in which the patient may die from respiratory failure if not treated with inhaled oxygen or other appropriate measures
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Noun1.status asthmaticus - a prolonged and severe asthma attack that does not respond to standard treatment
asthma, asthma attack, bronchial asthma - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
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First, asthma and status asthmaticus diagnoses could not be validated.
Mechanical controlled hypoventilation in status asthmaticus.
Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for the treatment of status asthmaticus in children.
Lactic acidosis in status asthmaticus : three cases and review of the literature.
Leading causes of non-traumatic, non-cardiac sports death are exertional hyperthermia, followed by exertional rhabdomyolysis and status asthmaticus.
Although it remains unclear whether IL-6 is an important mediator in asthma, IL-6 concentrations were higher in BALF from patients with status asthmaticus than from control subjects (54).
Corticosteroids have traditionally been used in asthma by the oral route for maintenance therapy of severe asthma, and by the oral or intravenous route for treatment of status asthmaticus, as well as by inhalation for maintenance of asthma control.
MediciNova's pipeline, which includes six compounds in clinical testing, targets a variety of prevalent medical conditions, including asthma, multiple sclerosis, status asthmaticus, interstitial cystitis, cancer, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, insomnia, preterm labor, urinary incontinence and thrombotic disorders.
Status asthmaticus is an acute, long-lasting and severe asthma episode that does not respond to initial standard treatments and is potentially fatal.
San Francisco -- The number of hospital admissions for pediatric status asthmaticus seems to be decreasing, but at the same time both the number and the proportion of patients with status asthmaticus who are admitted to the ICU appear to be increasing, Dr.