Treatment of Asthma Patients Under Severe Conditions

  • Giuseppe A. Marraro
Conference paper


Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by an obstruction of airflow. It affects people of all ages and is characterized by repeated attacks of difficulty in breathing. Airway inflammation may cause recurrent or persistent bronchospasm, wheezing, breathlessness, tightness in the chest and coughing, particularly at night, in the early morning, or after exercise.


Mechanical Ventilation Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Respir Crit Acute Asthma Pulmonary Surfactant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe A. Marraro
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  1. 1.Anesthesia and Intensive Care Department, Pediatric Intensive Care UnitFatebenefratelli and Ophthalmiatric HospitalMilanItaly

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