Management of acute asthma in adults in the emergency department: assisted ventilation

Hodder, Rick; Lougheed, M. Diane; FitzGerald, J. Mark; Rowe, Brian H.; Kaplan, Alan G.; McIvor, R. Andrew
February 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 3, p265
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a reprint of the article "Management of acute asthma in adults in the emergency department: assisted ventilation," by Rick Hodder and colleagues that appeared at www.cmaj.ca. It presents a case study of a 32-year-old man with chronic, poorly controlled asthma. It stresses that the patient is considered to be at high risk for potentially fatal asthma because he is a smoker, has a history of depression, and was admitted previously to hospital for asthma for eight months.


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