Which type of mechanical ventilation has been used to treat status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Traditionally, slow, controlled ventilation with heavy sedation, often with muscle relaxation, has been used to ventilate patients with status asthmaticus. Caution is warranted, however, as the use of muscle relaxants with high-dose corticosteroids has been associated with the development of prolonged paralysis.


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