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Response to ketamine in status asthmaticus resistant to maximal medical treatment.
  1. A Hemming,
  2. I MacKenzie,
  3. S Finfer
  1. Intensive Therapy Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.


    The case is reported of a 28 year old woman with status asthmaticus unresponsive to three days of maximal medical treatment. Resolution of bronchospasm was achieved with an infusion of the intravenous anaesthetic agent ketamine.

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