Pulmonology Book

http://www.fpnotebook.com/

Asthma Exacerbation

Aka: Asthma Exacerbation, Exacerbation of Asthma
  1. See Also
    1. Asthma Exacerbation
    2. Asthma Management
    3. Asthma Exacerbation Home Management
    4. Emergency Management of Asthma Exacerbation
    5. Asthma Inpatient Management
    6. Status Asthmaticus
    7. Asthma Exacerbation Severity Evaluation
    8. Asthma-Related Death Risk Factors
  2. Risk Factors: Fatal Asthma attack
    1. See Asthma-Related Death Risk Factors
  3. Classification: Asthma Exacerbation Severity
    1. See Asthma Exacerbation Severity Evaluation
    2. Mild Asthma Exacerbation
      1. Dyspnea on exertion (or Tachypnea in young children)
      2. Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) >70% of predicted
      3. Prompt relief with inhaled Short-acting Beta Agonists
      4. Home management
    3. Moderate Asthma Exacerbation
      1. Dyspnea limits usual activity
      2. Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) 40-69% of predicted
      3. Relief with frequent inhaled Short-acting Beta Agonists
      4. Office management
        1. Add oral Systemic Corticosteroids
        2. Anticipate 1-2 days of symptoms after treatment onset
    4. Severe Asthma Exacerbation
      1. Dyspnea at rest, limiting conversation
      2. Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) <40% of predicted
      3. Only partial relief with inhaled Short-acting Beta Agonists
      4. Emergency department management
        1. Hospitalization is likely
        2. Add Systemic Corticosteroids and ipratroprium
        3. Anticipte >3 days of some symptoms
    5. Life Threatening Asthma Exacerbation
      1. Unable to speak, severe Dyspnea with associated diaphoresis
      2. Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) <25% of predicted
      3. Minimal relief with inhaled Short-acting Beta Agonists
      4. Emergency department stabilization
        1. Intensive care unit admission
        2. Frequent or continuous Albuterol nebs
        3. Add Systemic Corticosteroids and ipratroprium
        4. ABC Management
  4. Management
    1. See Asthma Exacerbation Home Management
    2. See Emergency Management of Asthma Exacerbation
      1. Asthma presenting to clinic with Oxygen Saturation at or below 90% may be best managed in emergency department
    3. See Asthma Inpatient Management
    4. See Status Asthmaticus
  5. References
    1. (2007) Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Asthma, NHLBI

Exacerbation of asthma (C0349790)

Concepts Finding (T033)
SnomedCT 195978009, 367110001, 281239006
Dutch exacerbatie van astma
German Exazerbation des Asthmas
Italian Esacerbazione di asma
Portuguese Exacerbação de asma
Spanish Exacerbación de asma, exacerbación de asma (trastorno), exacerbación de asma
Japanese 喘息増悪, ゼンソクゾウアク
French Exacerbation de l'asthme
English asthma with acute exacerbation, asthma with acute exacerbation (diagnosis), asthma exacerbation, exacerbation of asthma, acute exacerbation of asthma, acute asthma exacerbation, exacerbation asthma, of asthma exacerbation, asthma exacerbations, Exacerbation of asthma, Acute exacerbation of asthma, Exacerbation of asthma (disorder)
Czech Exacerbace astmatu
Hungarian Asthma exacerbatiója
Sources
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)


You are currently viewing the original 'fpnotebook.com\legacy' version of this website. Internet Explorer 8.0 and older will automatically be redirected to this legacy version.

If you are using a modern web browser, you may instead navigate to the newer desktop version of fpnotebook. Another, mobile version is also available which should function on both newer and older web browsers.

Please Contact Me as you run across problems with any of these versions on the website.

Navigation Tree