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What is status asthmaticus?

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“Status asthmaticus” is a medical term for the most severe form of an asthma attack. If it happens, you may have to go to the hospital to get it treated.

SOURCES:

Smolley, L. and Bruce, D. Breathe Right Now, Random House, 1998.

American Family Physician, 2003.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "The Crashing Asthmatic." Expert Panel report 2: guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma.

National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1997; NIH publication no. 97-4051.

Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Part 8: advanced challenges in resuscitation: section 3: special challenges in ECC.

The American Heart Association in collaboration with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Circulation, 2000.

UpToDate: “Management of asthma exacerbations: Emergency department and hospital-based care.”

Medscape: “Status Asthmaticus.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

SOURCES:

Smolley, L. and Bruce, D. Breathe Right Now, Random House, 1998.

American Family Physician, 2003.

American Academy of Family Physicians: "The Crashing Asthmatic." Expert Panel report 2: guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma.

National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 1997; NIH publication no. 97-4051.

Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Part 8: advanced challenges in resuscitation: section 3: special challenges in ECC.

The American Heart Association in collaboration with the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Circulation, 2000.

UpToDate: “Management of asthma exacerbations: Emergency department and hospital-based care.”

Medscape: “Status Asthmaticus.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2019

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