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Bronchodilator Response of Nebulized Salbutamol versus Salbutamol and Ipratropium Bromide in Adult Patients with Acute Severe Asthma
Acute severe asthma previously called status asthmaticus is a life threatening medical condition characterized by bouts of repeated and worsening cough, wheezing, chest recession and inability to speak or drink that may result in acute respiratory failure and even death.1 These patients are also at risk for developing serious complications like aspiration pneumonia, pneumo-mediastinum, pneumothorax and hypoxic brain injury etc. 1Inhaled high dose short acting β2 agonists like salbutamol along with systemic steroids and supplemental oxygen are considered as first line treatment in all patients who
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Although there are local studies on various aspects of asthma, there is no local study in Pakistan published so far which compares the response of nebulised salbutamol alone with combination of ipratropium bromide in adult population with acute severe asthma. This study has been planned to compare these two approaches. My study will help for better management of patients who report to emergency department with this potentially life threatening
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