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 acuteMoreThis 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 Asthmaclarifies the definition and problems in diagnosis of acute asthma in the emergency departmentevaluates various factors resulting in visits to hospital emergency departmentsupdates assessment of illness severityincludes newest and latest treatments, magnesium, ipratropium, heliox, ketamineexplains when and how to intubate the acute asthmatictells how to manage the refractory asthmatic: intubated but still not ventilatedthoroughly discusses asthma in children as well as adultselucidates admission and discharge decisionsdiscusses the problems of relapse in the emergency departmentinvestigates the epidemiology of acute asthma, especially in the inner citydescribes special problems in acute asthma, such as out-of-hospital care and the pregnant asthmaticcovers the history of asthmadevelops directions in asthma researchincludes the results of the recent emergency department based Multi-Center Asthma Research Collaborationsand 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.