Category: Asthma

Asthma Medications

Asthma Medications

Today asthma is one of the most burning/pressing problems. From 4 to 10 percent of the planet population suffers from this disease. The etiology of asthma is quite individual, but general criteria are ecological situation decline and low-active way of life. In the list of symptoms of the disease there are: cough, sibilant rale, feeling […]

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Isoflurane Therapy for Status Asthmaticus in Children and Adults: DISCUSSION

Isoflurane produces bronchodilation through (3-ad- renergic receptor stimulation, direct relaxation of bronchial smooth muscle, antagonism of the action of acetylcholine and histamine, and interference with hypocapnic bronchoconstriction. Thus, a patient who is already receiving maximum doses of standard bron- chodilators may show an additional response. As our case reports suggest, isoflurane acts rapidly and may […]

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Isoflurane Therapy for Status Asthmaticus in Children and Adults: CASE REPORTS

Case 1 A 20-vear-old woman with a seven-year history of asthma was admitted to the hospital with a history of worsening bronchospasm for one week following a flu-like illness. She had l>een using albuterol, ipratropium, and l>eclomethasone inhalers without im­provement. She was transferred to our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) owing to increasing respiratory distress. On […]

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Isoflurane Therapy for Status Asthmaticus in Children and Adults

Tnhalational anesthetic agents have been sporadically used for status asthmaticus unresponsive to maxi­mal standard therapy. Unfortunately, many agents have serious side effects and the delivery systems have been difficult to use outside the operating room, particularly in patients with high airway pressures. Isoflurane, a halogenated ether, is an anesthetic agent that produces bronchodilation through a […]

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