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VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 10 ( 2018 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Refractory status asthmaticus: A case for unconventional therapies

Rohit Vohra

Keywords : Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, isoflurane, status asthmaticus

Citation Information : Vohra R. Refractory status asthmaticus: A case for unconventional therapies. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (10):749-752.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_191_18

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Status Asthmaticus is a common reason for Emergency Room visits in children. Most of the asthma flares are successfully managed by use of β agonist and steroids. If these therapies fail to halt the progression of asthma, a number of medical therapies may be used to treat it. However, the data supporting the use of these therapies are conflicting. We present successful use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and isoflurane in a child with Refractory Status Asthmaticus.


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