What is included in the outpatient follow-up of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Outpatient follow-up and continued care of a patient who has been hospitalized in the pediatric ICU because of severe status asthmaticus is important in optimizing long-term outcome and quality of life and in minimizing recurrent episodes of severe asthma exacerbation. Follow-up is best provided by a specialist in the treatment of asthma. The subgroup of patients who are poor perceivers of dyspnea are at increased risk for future exacerbations. An at-home peak flow meter may be valuable in this poor-perceiver population. [8]


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