Jan 1, 1976

Management of life-threatening asthma with intravenous isoproterenol infusions

American Journal of Diseases of Children
W H ParryE K Cotton


Thirty-four patients with life-threatening childhood status asthmaticus were treated with intravenous isoproterenol infusions. Twenty-seven responded favorably; seven failed to respond and underwent mechanical ventilation. Intravenously administered isoporterenol was a useful therapeutic adjunct in the treatment of these severe attacks. Complications in these cases were rare, but cardiac arrhythmia, rebound bronchospasm, and acute mobilization of secretions need to be considered. Further evaluation of the efficacy of intravenous infusions of isoproterenol in status asthmaticus would be valuable.

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Bronchial Spasm
Ventilation, Function (Observable Entity)
Carbon Dioxide
Status Asthmaticus
Blood Gas Analysis
Bodily Secretions

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