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Volatile agents to avoid ventilating asthmatics.
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PMID:  12712788     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of six awake, spontaneously breathing patients with acute severe asthma who responded to a subanesthetic dose of an inhalational agent is described. All of these patients were on maximal medical treatment, the next intervention likely to be tracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation in the face of further deterioration. All six patients initially responded dramatically, although one required mechanical ventilation after initial response.
G Baigel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia and intensive care     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0310-057X     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-25     Completed Date:  2003-07-22     Revised Date:  2006-08-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342017     Medline TA:  Anaesth Intensive Care     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  208-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, Truro, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthetics, Inhalation / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Asthma / drug therapy*
Bronchial Spasm / drug therapy*
Halothane / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Heart Rate / drug effects
Methyl Ethers / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Respiration / drug effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anesthetics, Inhalation; 0/Methyl Ethers; 151-67-7/Halothane; 28523-86-6/sevoflurane

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