Respiratory arrest in near-fatal asthma

Molfino, N.A.; Nannini, L.J.
January 1991
New England Journal of Medicine;1/31/91, Vol. 324 Issue 5, p285
Academic Journal
Describes a study of 10 patients who arrived at the hospital emergency room with respiratory arrest due to acute asthmatic attacks. Background and methods; Results; Conclusions.


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