J Intensive Care Med 2018 Sep 5;33(9):491-501. Epub 2017 Nov 5.
2 Department of Critical Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The management of the critically ill patients with asthma can be rather challenging. Potentially devastating complications relating to this presentation include hypoxemia, worsening bronchospasm, pulmonary aspiration, tension pneumothorax, dynamic hyperinflation, hypotension, dysrhythmias, and seizures. In contrast to various other pathologies requiring mechanical ventilation, acute asthma is generally associated with better outcomes. Read More