How does adherence to the National Heart-Lung and Blood Institute asthma guidelines reduce the incidence of status asthmaticus?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020
  • Author: Constantine K Saadeh, MD; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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The most important guideline is prevention. Adherence to the guidelines of the National Heart-Lung and Blood Institute in the management of asthma in an outpatient setting results in future prevention of recurrent attacks of status asthmaticus. This has been studied by Miller at al [72] ; adherence to an asthma protocol resulted in less usage of rescue bronchodilator and systemic corticosteroid therapy.


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