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Role of Blood Gas Measurements in the Management of Acute Asthma

  • D. Quoc Tuan
Conference paper

Abstract

Acute severe asthma is a frequent clinical condition which, despite modern therapies, continues to be associated with a high mortality rate. Intense bronchospasm leads to decreased alveolar ventilation which causes hypercapnia and alterations in blood pH as well as hypoxia. The use of blood gas measurements in the management of acute asthma is well documented in the literature, but so far they have been little used in Vietnam. The present study was designed to investigate changes in blood gas and acid-base balance in acute, severe asthma and to assess the role of these measurements in decisions relating to the use of mechanical ventilation in asthmatic patients.

Keywords

Mechanical Ventilation Asthmatic Patient Severe Asthma Acute Asthma Alveolar Ventilation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1997

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  • D. Quoc Tuan

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