What is the role of pulse oximetry in the diagnosis of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Pulse oximetry provides a continuous evaluation of oxygen saturation, which is vitally important because the primary cause of death in status asthmaticus is hypoxia.


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