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Cornell Univ., Brooklyn, manhattan. Concise, but complete textual content on bronchial asthma. For the emergency health care professional. Covers bronchial asthma thoroughly, with the focal point on emergency circumstances. Addresses underlying factors, exam, remedy, and follow-up. comprises halftone illustrations and huge references. DNLM: bronchial asthma

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For example P2-agonistscould be nebulized through Heliox (a 80/20 helium/oxygen mixture) instead of room air or oxygen, as is the current practice. The evaluation of the acute asthmatic has been hindered by instrumentation that is highly effort dependent. Unless the test is obtained at the maximum vital capacity, the peak flow rate and FEV, are both effort dependent with the former test perhaps easier to perform in a highly tachypneic patient, since the peak flow requires less time to perform. Trends in Emergency Asthma Research 35 Both tests cause much coughing in the acute asthmatic.

There is evidence that mast cells may degranulate in response to neural transmitters such as acetylcholine (8). Hypertrophy of the bronchial smooth muscle and hyperresponsiveness characterize asthmatic anatomy and physiology; they are induced over time as part of chronic elements in the pathology of asthma, but are still factors in the degree of airway obstruction during an acute episode. For many decades focus was centered on smooth muscle contraction in asthma, and it continues to be a part of the treatment of all asthmatics.

7-56, 413-425. 22. Williams CJB. Pathology and diagnosis of diseases of the chest comprising a rational exposition of the physical signs. J Churchill, London, England, 1840, pp. 320-331. 23. Salter HH. On asthma: its pathology and treatment. J. Churchill, London, England, 1860. 24. Asthma, its species and complications, or researches into the pathology of disordered respiration; with remarks on the remedial treatment applicable to each variety, being a practical and theoretical review of this malady, considered in its simple form, and in connection with disease of the heart, catarrh, indigestion, etc.

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