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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 835-836

Weaning in asthmatics: A finely supervised action


Department of Critical Care, NMC Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Correspondence Address:
Sunil Kumar Garg
NMC Hospital, DIP, Dubai
UAE
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_14_17

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Respiratory failure from severe asthma is a potentially reversible, life-threatening condition. Since asthma involves bronchospasm and mucous plugging, it causes increased pressure difference between peak and plateau pressure. The increased pressure difference between the two can be due to ventilatory strategy of asthma itself which involves increased inspiratory flow rate and square flow pattern to increase expiratory time. It is important that clinicians managing such patients understand the use of mechanical ventilation since wrong interpretation may lead to inappropriate decision making during weaning.


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