Emergency Asthma

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CRC Press, 23 feb. 1999 - 620 páginas
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.
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    Índice

    Chapter 1 Where Have We Been?
    1
    Chapter 2 Where Might We Go?
    33
    Chapter 3 Asthma Production and Biochemistry
    37
    Chapter 4 Asthma
    47
    Chapter 5 Epidemiology of Asthma
    59
    Chapter 6 Allergic Asthma
    81
    Chapter 7 Rhinitis Sinusitis and Acute Asthma
    91
    Chapter 8 Respiratory Infections
    113
    Chapter 21 Aminophylline
    335
    Chapter 22 Steroids
    349
    Chapter 23 Anticholinergics and Asthma
    369
    Chapter 24 Magnesium
    385
    Chapter 25 Medical Management of Severe Acute Asthma
    395
    Chapter 26 Intubation of the Asthma Patient
    419
    Chapter 27 Management of Acute Asthma in Children
    429
    Chapter 28 Acute Asthma in Pregnancy
    443

    Chapter 9 The Relationship Between Acute Asthma and Air Pollution
    127
    Chapter 10 Premenstrual Asthma
    145
    Chapter 11 Nocturnal Asthma
    157
    Chapter 12 Urban Asthma
    173
    Chapter 13 The Clinical Presentation of Acute Asthma in Adults and Children
    201
    Chapter 14 Pulmonary Function Testing in the Emergency Department
    233
    Chapter 15 Laboratory Roentgenographic and EKG Evaluation of Acute Asthma
    253
    Chapter 16 Noninvasive Monitoring of Asthma
    261
    Chapter 17 Fatal Asthma
    273
    Chapter 18 National and International Guidelines for the Emergency Management of Adult Asthma
    289
    Chapter 19 Management with Inhaled BETA2Agonists
    307
    Chapter 20 Epinephrine
    321
    Chapter 29 OutofHospital Asthma Care
    457
    Intubated and Difcult to Ventilate
    469
    Chapter 31 The Acute Asthmatic in the Emergency Department
    489
    Chapter 32 The Acute Asthmatic in the Pediatric Emergency Department
    505
    Chapter 33 Asthma and Emergency Department Observation Units
    519
    Chapter 34 FollowUp and Prevention of Relapse in Adults After Disposition from the ED
    527
    Chapter 35 FollowUp and Prevention of Relapse in Children After Disposition from the ED
    533
    Chapter 36 Compliance Issues in Acute Asthma
    545
    Chapter 37 Access the Emergency Department and Asthma
    557
    Index
    565
    Back Cover
    595
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