What is the role of extracorporeal life support in the treatment of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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The role of extracorporeal life support has been studied and implemented in several institutions and should be considered in patients at high risk of developing refractory status asthmaticus. [54, 55] This includes, but is not limited to, patients with a history of multiple intubations, respiratory failure requiring intubation within 6 hours of admission, hemodynamic instability, neurologic impairment at the time of admission, and duration of respiratory failure greater than 12 hours despite maximal medical therapy. [56]

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