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

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.
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Status asthmaticus is a long-lasting and severe asthma episode in which asthma symptoms are not responsive to initial bronchodilator or corticosteroid therapy.
For the years 1992, 1995, 1999, 2000, and 2001, the investigators identified all admissions with the ICD-9 codes for status asthmaticus.
Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation for the treatment of status asthmaticus in children.
Can intubation really cause status asthmaticus to resolve?
(7.) Gelb A.F., et al--P pulmonale in status asthmaticus J.
Some causes of hypercapnic respiratory failure include COPD exacerbation, status asthmaticus, drug overdose, neuromuscular diseases, and head and spinal cord injuries.
She was described as being in a state of extreme status asthmaticus. Occurring occasionally in persons with bronchial asthma, this condition manifests typical asthmatic bronchospasm so unrelenting and extreme that the air exchange is so marginal that it becomes life threatening.
The management of status asthmaticus differs in pregnancy compared with the non-pregnant state.
The patient considered to have refractory asthma, brittle asthma, status asthmaticus, or anxiety-induced airflow obstruction must have the differential diagnosis broadened to include the highly controllable condition of vocal cord dysfunction.
Kasper and Howe (1990) reported the case of a 12-year-old child who developed disseminated varicella and died after having received intravenous methylprednisolone for status asthmaticus followed by 3 days of oral prednisone.
In some clinical management schemes, such as emergency management in status asthmaticus, information is not up to date.
Intravenous Mg has been used therapeutically in critical situations such as status asthmaticus, torsades de pointes and Eclampsia.