Numerous clinical guidelines have been promoted to help improve the management of acute injury and illness.
In November 1997, the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program released the final version of its comprehensive second Expert Panel Report, designed to distill scientific advances in asthma care and provide a set of practical tools to help guide clinician and patient decisions.
The panel's recommendations for acute asthma care stress the use of objective measures of pulmonary function to assess severity, aggressive inhaled bêta2-agonist therapy, early systemic corticosteroid administration, and early disposition decisions.
This article provides a focused overview of the 146-page document and highlights aspects of the new guidelines of particular importance to emergency physicians.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Urgence, Asthme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévention, Compte rendu, Recommandation, Conduite à tenir, Education santé, Homme, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Emergency, Asthma, United States, North America, America, Prevention, Report, Recommendation, Clinical management, Health education, Human, Respiratory disease, Obstructive pulmonary disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0247372
Code Inist : 002B11B. Création : 11/09/1998.