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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 521-541

Current approaches to the assessment and treatment of acute severe asthma


1 Professor of Respiratory Care. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
2 Respiratory Therapist. Children's Hospital of San Antonio. 333 N Santa Rosa St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
3 Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Respiratory Care, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
4 Associate Professor, Respiratory and Surgical Technology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. College of Health Professions 4301 W. Markham St. #737 Little Rock, AR 72205-7199, USA
5 Associate Professor, Department of Respiratory Care, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78229, USA
6 Administrative Director for Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Physiology Center, New York Methodist Hospital. 506 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA

Correspondence Address:
Ruben D Restrepo
Professor of Respiratory Care. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229
USA
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Despite the decline in overall asthma mortality, acute severe asthma continues to be a significant challenge to clinicians. Patients with acute severe asthma present unique clinical features that require early recognition and aggressive treatment. The aim of this review is to describe the most current evidence that supports diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in the management of patients with acute severe asthma in the clinical setting.


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