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

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Alternatively, some practitioners report ventilating children with status asthmaticus with pressure support alone. This strategy may allow the patient to set his or her own respiratory rate as determined by the physiologic time constant, while assisting ventilation and relieving the fatigue due to significantly increased work of breathing.


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