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CAT

COPD assessment test

DPI

Dry powder inhaler

FEV1

Forced expiratory flow in 1 second

FVC

Forced vital capacity

GOLD

Global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease

ICS

Inhaled corticosteroid

ICU

Intensive care unit

LABA

Long-acting beta agonist

LAMA

Long-acting muscarinic antagonist

LTRA

Leukotriene receptor antagonist

MDI

Metered-dose inhaler

mMRC

Modified British Medical Research Council questionnaire

NAEPP

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

PEF

Peak expiratory flow

PDE-4

Phosphodiesterase 4

SABA

Short-acting beta agonist

SAMA

Short-acting muscarinic antagonist

SaO2

Arterial oxygen saturation

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Figure 6.1.1 Hospital Management of Acute Asthma Exacerbations
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Adapted from NHLBI. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3. Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. NIH Publication No. 08-5846. Bethesda, MD: US Department of Health and Human Services; 2007.

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Table 6.1.2 Drug Dosing in Acute Asthma Exacerbations

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