Chronic Asthma Attacks

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Chronic Asthma Attacks by Mind Map: Chronic Asthma Attacks

1. Treatments

1.1. Possible intubation for progression of respiratory failure

1.2. Avoidance of allergens, Long-acting beta agonists for persistent bronchospasm,

2. Diagnosis

2.1. Rapid assessments of ABGs, expiratory flow rates (peak flow meter), CO2 retention, decreased left ventricular filling, decreased cardiac output,

2.2. Identifying underlying triggers,

3. Epidemiology

3.1. 17.7 million adults

3.2. 6.3 million children

4. Clinical Presentations

4.1. latent release of inflammatory mediators that begins 4-8 hours after exposure

4.2. Recurrent episodes of wheezing, dyspnea, cough and exercise intolerance,

4.3. Status asthmatics, worsened hypoxemia, acidosis, pulses paradoxus