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Tuesday 01 July 2003

Rapidly repeated intravenous boluses of salbutamol for acute severe asthma.

By: Sellers WF, Messahel B.

Anaesthesia 2003 Jul;58(7):680-3

We describe the use of intravenous boluses of salbutamol given rapidly (over 1-2 min) in children (5 microg x kg-1) and young adults (250 microg) with acute severe asthma who were not improving with doses of nebulised salbutamol. Intravenous boluses were repeated within a short time until improvement was seen. Two of the seven patients required tracheal intubation and ventilation.

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