Chapter 22. Severe Acute Asthma

  1. Gary A. Dildy III MD, Editor in Chief Professor1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MBBCH, MD, PhD Professor2,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor3,
  4. Jeffrey P. Phelan MD, JD Vice Chairman and Director of Quality Assurance4,
  5. Gary D.V. Hankins MD Professor and Vice Chairman5 and
  6. Steven L. Clark MD Professor6
  1. William H. Barth and
  2. Theresa L. Stewart

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760086.ch22

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Barth, W. H. and Stewart, T. L. (2004) Severe Acute Asthma, in Critical Care Obstetrics, Fourth Edition (eds G. A. Dildy, M. A. Belfort, G. R. Saade, J. P. Phelan, G. D.V. Hankins and S. L. Clark), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760086.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Services Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Director, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah

  3. 3

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Divisions of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Reproductive Sciences, Director, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Citrus Valley Medical Center, West Covina, California, President and Director Clinical Research, Childbirth Injury Prevention Foundation, Pasadena, California

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

  6. 6

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah Health Services Center, LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632046324

Online ISBN: 9780470760086

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Keywords:

  • asthma;
  • national institutes of health;
  • pathophysiology;
  • pregnancy;
  • perinatal morbidity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions

  • Effect of Pregnancy on Asthma

  • Effect of Asthma on Pregnancy

  • Pathophysiology

  • Clinical Course

  • Differential Diagnosis

  • Clinical Management

  • History and Physical Examination

  • Pulmonary Function Tests

  • Arterial Blood Gases

  • Other Laboratory Tests

  • Treatment

  • Adrenergic Agents

  • Corticosteroids

  • Anticholinergic Agents

  • Theophylline

  • Magnesium Sulfate

  • Refractory Status Asthmaticus and Respiratory Failure

  • Other Therapeutic Modalities

  • Considerations for Labor and Delivery

  • Prevention of Recurrent Exacerbations

  • Summary