status asthmaticus


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status asthmaticus

[′stad·əs az′mad·ə·kəs]
(medicine)
Intractable asthma lasting from a few days to a week or longer.
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Status asthmaticus is a long-lasting and severe asthma episode in which asthma symptoms are not responsive to initial bronchodilator or corticosteroid therapy.
In our first patient, dexmedetomidine controlled the agitation and allowed for an appropriate level of sedation to permit delivery of continuous inhalational therapy for status asthmaticus.
The management of status asthmaticus differs in pregnancy compared with the non-pregnant state.
Her medical history included diet-controlled diabetes mellitus type 2, allergic rhinitis, and asthma of 4 years' duration with two episodes of status asthmaticus.
ZYFLO is not indicated for use in the reversal of bronchospasm in acute asthma attacks, including status asthmaticus.