Risk factors for morbidity in mechanically ventilated patients with acute severe asthma.

@article{Williams1992RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for morbidity in mechanically ventilated patients with acute severe asthma.},
  author={Trevor J. Williams and David V Tuxen and Carlos Scheinkestel and D Czarny and Glenn Bowes},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  year={1992},
  volume={146 3},
  pages={607-15}
}
Acute severe asthma is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We retrospectively quantified hypotension, pulmonary barotrauma, and cardiac arrhythmias in all patients with severe asthma admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and prospectively evaluated the predictive value of a measurement of dynamic hyperinflation (DHI) in those patients who required mechanical ventilation. In the first study, 88 ICU admissions for severe asthma over 5 yr (73 patients, 40 +/- 18 yr, 36 men, 37… CONTINUE READING

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