Year : 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 327-330

Bronchoscopy as a rescue therapy in patients with status asthmaticus: Two case reports and review of literature

Department of Critical Care, King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Muhammad Faisal Khan
Department of Critical Care, 95, 3rd Level Critical Care Building, King Khalid University Hospital, P.O. BOX: 2925, Riyadh 11461
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.115323

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Management of status asthmaticus requires more than guidelines-guided therapy. Occasionally, uncommon therapeutic interventions and procedures may provide significant benefits. The role of bronchoscopy in fatal asthma is still not clearly defined. We illustrate two cases of severe status asthmaticus on mechanical ventilation who showed remarkable improvement after therapeutic bronchoscopy.

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