Acute severe asthma (status asthmaticus).

  title={Acute severe asthma (status asthmaticus).},
  author={Neha Agnihotri and Carol Anne Saltoun},
  journal={Allergy and asthma proceedings},
  volume={40 6},
Acute severe asthma, formerly known as status asthmaticus, is defined as severe asthma unresponsive to repeated courses of beta-agonist therapy. It is a medical emergency that requires immediate recognition and treatment. Albuterol in combination with ipratropium bromide in the emergency department (ED) has been shown to decrease the time spent in the ED and the hospitalization rates. The benefits of ipratropium are not sustained after admission to the hospital. Oral or parenteral… 
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