What can aid the prevention of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Prevention of status asthmaticus may be aided with monitoring forced oscillation test results rather than spirometry findings. This is particularly true for children younger than 12 years. However, adults with reactive airways may be undertreated if the criterion for stability and normality is a spirometric FEV1 of greater than 80% of the predicted value.


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