Early prediction of poor response in acute asthma patients in the emergency department.

@article{Rodrigo1998EarlyPO,
  title={Early prediction of poor response in acute asthma patients in the emergency department.},
  author={Gustavo J Rodrigo and Carlos Rodrigo},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1998},
  volume={114 4},
  pages={1016-21}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to develop an acute asthma index for utilization in the early differentiation between patients with poor and good therapeutic response in the emergency department (ED) setting. SETTING The ED of a large tertiary-care hospital in Montevideo, Uruguay. PATIENTS AND DESIGN The study included 145 consecutive adult patients (mean age [+/- SEM], 33.4+/-0.97) who presented to an ED (analysis sample). The inclusion criteria were: (1) age between 18 and 50… CONTINUE READING
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