LEONARD CARDON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LOUIS LEMBERG, M.D.; REGINA S. GREENEBAUM, M.D.
An episode of acute bronchitis ingrafted on chronic asthmatic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis or bronchiectasis may so obstruct the bronchi as to precipitate an acute respiratory emergency and cause death by suffocation. A better understanding of the pathogenesis and pathologic physiology of this condition has made possible its earlier recognition and more effective treatment. The most valuable therapeutic measures are: repeated aspiration of the tracheo-bronchial tree, administration of oxygen in the highest possible concentration, and the use of bronchodilator, vasoconstrictor, chemotherapeutic and antibiotic agents by aerosol inhalation, orally and parenterally.
The chronic pulmonary diseases whose presence
CARDON L, LEMBERG L, GREENEBAUM RS. ACUTE SUPPURATIVE BRONCHITIS AND BRONCHIOLITIS IN CHRONIC PULMONARY DISEASE: DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:559–591. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-3-559
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