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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"Given their association with status asthmaticus, these drugs should be used cautiously in women with asthma."
"Overall, 71.4% of status asthmaticus cases occurred among women receiving IV labetalol," said Whitney A.
First, asthma and status asthmaticus diagnoses could not be validated.
Tobias, "Inhalational anesthesia: basic pharmacology, end organ effects, and applications in the treatment of status asthmaticus," Journal of Intensive Care Medicine, vol.
Medical and ventilatory management of status asthmaticus. Intensive Care Med 1998;24:105-117
Clinical course and outcome of patients admitted to an ICU for status asthmaticus. Chest 2001;120: 1616-21.
Cases of status asthmaticus, tuberculosis and lung malignancies attending pulmonology clinic were excluded from our study.
Another aspect that may improve results is the concept of 'awake ECMO' [12]--a good example would be a patient with status asthmaticus or acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis.
Severe, acute asthma attacks clinically known as status asthmaticus describe the uncommon exacerbations that can persist for up to days and even weeks wherein airflow obstruction reaches such an extreme that it frequently warrants intensive care hospital admissions, including mechanical ventilation.
Analysing a retrospective dataset collected in patients with status asthmaticus receiving mechanical ventilation, they found that the use of lower tidal volumes, with inevitable increase in PaC[O.sub.2], resulted in better survival.
[1,2] The term status asthmaticus is used less often and refers to an asthma exacerbation that is severe and continuous.