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Mechanical ventilation in acute asthma is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and maximal medical therapy should prevent it being used inappropriately. We review current standards of medical therapy in acute asthma, the indications for mechanical ventilation and its management.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Hosp Med

Publication Date

03/03/1993

Volume

49

Pages

357 - 360

Keywords

Acute Disease, Asthma, Critical Illness, Humans, Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation, Intubation, Intratracheal