Emergency Asthma

Emergency Asthma

eBook - 1999
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This landmark work represents the first book focusing on the acute asthmatic in the emergency department. This superb reference provides a wide range of practical yet thorough, state of the art perspectives on the evaluation and treatment of acute asthma. It features a unique collaboration between authorities in emergency medicine, intensive care, pulmonology, pediatrics, allergy and immunology, and basic scientists. It is the one book that anybody who treats patients with acute asthma will reach for again and again.
Including 37 chapters with contributions from over 45 prominent experts who actively care for asthmatic emergencies, Emergency Asthma
clarifies the definition and problems in diagnosis of acute asthma in the emergency department
evaluates various factors resulting in visits to hospital emergency departments
updates assessment of illness severity
includes newest and latest treatments, magnesium, ipratropium, heliox, ketamine
explains when and how to intubate the acute asthmatic
tells how to manage the refractory asthmatic: intubated but still not ventilated
thoroughly discusses asthma in children as well as adults
elucidates admission and discharge decisions
discusses the problems of relapse in the emergency department
investigates the epidemiology of acute asthma, especially in the inner city
describes special problems in acute asthma, such as out-of-hospital care and the pregnant asthmatic
covers the history of asthma
develops directions in asthma research
includes the results of the recent emergency department based Multi-Center Asthma Research Collaborations
and much more!
With over 2600 references and over 200 tables, drawings, and photographs, Emergency Asthma will be welcomed by specialists in emergency medicine, critical care, pulmonology, allergy-immunology, family medicine, pediatrics, and internal medicine; residents in these respective fields; respiratory therapy; and medical and respiratory therapy students.
Publisher: New York : M. Dekker, c1999.
ISBN: 082471945X
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 594 p.)
Additional Contributors: Brenner, Barry E.
ebrary, Inc


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