Long-term outcome and disease control in near-fatal asthma.

Abstract

Patients who have survived an episode of intubation and mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory failure due to a severe and unresponsive asthmatic attack are considered to have experienced a near-fatal asthma (NFA) attack. Such patients are at a higher risk of similar severe attacks and hence of death in the future. The aims of the study were to: (i… (More)

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