Refractory Status Asthmaticus: A Case for Unconventional Therapies

Rohit Vohra, Anil Sachdev, Dhiren Gupta, Neeraj Gupta, Suresh Gupta
Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine 2018, 22 (10): 749-752
Status Asthmaticus is a common reason for Emergency Room visits in children. Most of the asthma flares are successfully managed by use of β agonist and steroids. If these therapies fail to halt the progression of asthma, a number of medical therapies may be used to treat it. However, the data supporting the use of these therapies are conflicting. We present successful use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and isoflurane in a child with Refractory Status Asthmaticus.

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