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Chapter 10 - Asthma

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 November 2019

Adam C. Adler
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Arvind Chandrakantan
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Ronald S. Litman
Affiliation:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Summary

This chapter provides an overview of pediatric asthma. The author reviews the pathophysiology, precipitating factors and clinical symptoms of asthma. The preoperative plan for patients with asthma is reviewed. A comprehensive discussion on anesthetics for the asthmatic is presented as is the management of perioperative asthma exacerbation. Each of the medications commonly used for pediatric asthma are reviewed.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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Akinbami, LJ, Moorman, JE, Garbe, PL, et al. Status of childhood asthma in the United States, 1980–2007. Pediatrics. 2009;123 (Suppl 3):S131–45. PMID: 19221156.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Asthma Education and Prevention Program: Expert panel report 3: guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.pdf 2007 (accessed April 2016).Google Scholar
Stather, DR, Stewart, TE. Clinical review: Mechanical ventilation in severe asthma. Crit Care. 2005;9(6):581–7. PMID: 16356242.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed

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