MORTON F. REISER, M.D.; EUGENE B. FERRIS JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Recent advances in our knowledge of the nature and management of bronchial asthma have contributed greatly to the intelligent handling and well being of patients afflicted with this disorder. Interim treatment oriented in relation to allergic,1 psychiatric,2 and physiologic3 considerations has greatly increased the comfort of asthma sufferers, and has reduced the frequency of acute episodes of asthmatic breathing. For the acute attack the physician now has at his disposal a powerful armamentarium of antispasmodic and sedative drugs in addition to materials for effective inhalation therapy; yet a small number of patients suffering status asthmaticus fail to respond to
REISER MF, FERRIS EB. OBSERVATIONS ON THE USE OF THE RESPIRATOR IN REFRACTORY STATUS ASTHMATICUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:64–70. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-1-64
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(1):64-70.
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