23. Severe Acute Asthma

  1. Michael A. Belfort MBBCH, MD, PhD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director2,3,
  2. George Saade MD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology4,
  3. Michael R. Foley MD Chief Medical Officer Clinical Professor5,6,7,
  4. Jeffrey P. Phelan MD, JD Director President8,9 and
  5. Gary A. Dildy III MD Director Clinical Professor10,11
  1. Michael A. Belfort MBBCH, MD, PhD Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Director2,3 and
  2. Melissa Herbst1

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316780.ch23

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition

Critical Care Obstetrics, Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Belfort, M. A. and Herbst, M. (2010) Severe Acute Asthma, in Critical Care Obstetrics, Fifth Edition, Fifth Edition (eds M. A. Belfort, G. Saade, M. R. Foley, J. P. Phelan and G. A. Dildy), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316780.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  2. 3

    HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  3. 4

    University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  4. 5

    Scotsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

  5. 6

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ, USA

  6. 7

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AR, USA

  7. 8

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Citrus Valley Medical Center, West Covina, USA

  8. 9

    Clinical Research, Childbirth Injury Prevention Foundation, City of Industry, Pasadena, CA, USA

  9. 10

    Mountain Star Division, Hospital Corporation of America, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  10. 11

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine in New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Maternal-Fetal Services of Utah, St. Mark's Hospital, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  3. 3

    HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 SEP 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152730

Online ISBN: 9781444316780

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Keywords:

  • Severe Acute Asthma;
  • Effect of a sthma on pregnancy;
  • the management of acute asthma exacerbations;
  • Respiratory changes in pregnancy;
  • Effect of pregnancy on asthma;
  • Peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR);
  • Current ACOG guidelines suggest that any leukotriene;
  • Arterial blood gas values in pregnant and non - pregnant patients

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diagnosis

  • Respiratory changes in pregnancy

  • Management

  • Summary

  • References