Asthmna control and prior medical care of patients presenting with acute asthma at the emergency department

Lee, P.Y. and Khoo, E.M. (2003) Asthmna control and prior medical care of patients presenting with acute asthma at the emergency department. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 58 (4). pp. 482-489. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

Seventy patients presented with acute asthma at the emergency department of the University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur were recruited over a two-week period in July 2001. Fifty-one (73) patients belonged to the poorly controlled group. Fifty-seven (81) patients were using inhaled salbutamol but 21 (30) were still using oral short acting salbutamol. Only 32 (46) patients used inhaled corticosteroids. In the poorly controlled group, 22 (43.1) patients were not on regular inhaled corticosteroids, 35 (68.6) were not receiving "add-on" medication and 18 (35) did not have regular follow up. The emergency department should implement a protocol for asthma management and follow up to achieve better long term patient care.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acute Asthma; Control of Asthma; Medication; Follow Up; Emergency Department
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Haslinda Lahuddin
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 04:37
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 04:37
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10148

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