status asthmaticus


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status

 [sta´tus, stat´us] (L.)
state, particularly in reference to a morbid condition.
absence status sustained clouding of consciousness for several hours, with no interval of normal mental activity, and with few stereotyped movements or no abnormal motor activity.
status asthma´ticus a particularly severe episode of asthma that does not respond adequately to ordinary therapeutic measures and usually requires hospitalization.
status epilep´ticus rapid succession of epileptic spasms without intervals of consciousness; brain damage may result.
status lympha´ticus lymphatism.
performance status ability of a patient to function, as measured by a performance scale.
status thymicolympha´ticus a condition resembling lymphatism, with enlargement of lymphadenoid tissue and of the thymus as the special influencing factor; formerly thought to be the cause of sudden death in children.
status verruco´sus a wartlike appearance of the cerebral cortex, produced by disorderly arrangement of the neuroblasts, so that the formation of fissures and sulci is irregular and unpredictable.
status (omaha) in the omaha system, the condition of the client in relation to objective and subjective defining characteristics.

sta·tus asth·mat·i·cus

a condition of severe, prolonged asthma.

status asthmaticus

an acute, severe, and prolonged asthma attack. It is caused by critically diminished airway diameter resulting from ongoing bronchospasm, edema, and mucous plugging. Hypoxia, cyanosis, and unconsciousness may follow, and the attack may be fatal. Treatment includes supplemental oxygen given to correct hypoxemia, bronchodilators given intravenously or by aerosol inhalation, corticosteroids, mechanical ventilation, sedation, frequent therapy, and emotional support. See also allergic asthma, asthma.

status asthmaticus

Pulmonology A condition characterized by ↓ response in asthmatics to drugs for which they had previously been sensitive; alternatively, the failure to respond to 3 therapeutic interventions with adrenergic bronchodilators in the ER; Pts in SA are invariably hypoxic and require hospital admission for monitoring of arterial blood gases and pH Management If hypercapneic, rehydration, O2, aminophylline, methylprednisone, high-dose IM triamcinolone. See Asthma.

sta·tus asth·mat·i·cus

(stā'tŭs az-mat'i-kŭs)
A condition of severe, prolonged asthma.

status asthmaticus

A dangerous and often fatal form of ASTHMA requiring emergency hospital treatment by experts. In status asthmaticus the level of oxygen in the blood rapidly drops to a critical degree. Oxygen is given under pressure together with steroid drugs and bronchodilators. Mechanical ventilation may be needed.

sta·tus asth·mat·i·cus

(stā'tŭs az-mat'i-kŭs)
Condition involving severe, prolonged asthma.

status

[L.] condition, state.

status asthmaticus
asthmatic crisis; a sudden, intense and continuous asthmatic attack with dyspnea, gagging and cyanosis. May be seen in feline bronchial asthma.
status epilepticus
rapid succession of epileptic spasms without intervals of consciousness; brain damage may result.
status spongiosum
see spongy degeneration.
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Indication 1 Sedation during administration of continuous inhalatio- nal therapy with albuterol for status asthmaticus 2 Sedation after thoracoplasty for pectus excavatum deformity 3 Control of agitation from substance (alcohol, tobacco, cannabinoids) withdrawal after repair of aortic coarctation after previous repair of traumatic arch injury 4 Control of postoperative emergence delirium 5 Control of postoperative shivering Table 2.
Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in status asthmaticus.
Intravenous magnesium has been used therapeutically in critical situations such as status asthmaticus, torsades de pointes, and preeclampsia.
ZYFLO is not indicated for use in the reversal of broncospasm in acute asthma attacks, including status asthmaticus.
Budesonide inhalation suspension is contraindicated as the primary treatment of status asthmaticus or other acute episodes of asthma where intensive measures are required.