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Intermittent positive pressure breathing and the treatment of acute asthma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6132956     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Whether or not intermittent positive pressure breathing (IPPB) is beneficial in the treatment of asthma has been controversial for 30 years. IPPB is expensive and has been associated with pulmonary infection, pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax, and death. The exact factors involved in the observed effectiveness of IPPB remain undetermined. With evidence from a literature review, it is concluded that in cases of severe asthma failing to respond to other methods of beta-agonist inhalation, there is sufficient evidence for the use of IPPB.
S C Eggertsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1983 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-06-17     Completed Date:  1983-06-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  909-13     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Adrenergic beta-Agonists / administration & dosage
Asthma / drug therapy,  therapy*
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Breathing* / adverse effects
Mediastinal Emphysema / etiology
Pneumothorax / etiology
Positive-Pressure Respiration* / adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Agonists

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