Status Asthmaticus



Figure 1: Airway Changes with Asthma

Clinical Presentation


NHLBI Guidelines of Acute Exacerabation

Fatal and Near-Fatal Asthma in Children: The Critical Care Perspective (Newth C et al)

Intubation/Mechanical Ventilation

Figure 2: Peak to Plateau Pressure and Airway Resistance

Figure 3: Air trapping as seen on Flow vs. Time curve (Expiratory flow does not get back to baseline)

Figure 4: EtCO2 tracing in the setting of worsening airway obstruction 


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