Ledwith's group monitored patients for 3 h after epinephrine nebulization and found that 38 percent of the patients who had a recurrence requiring admission did so between the second and third hour.8 Prendergast et al. also demonstrated that there was an upward trend in the croup score between the second and third hours only in those patients ultimately requiring admission.9 The current standard of care for moderate to severe croup is to administer nebulized epinephrine with early steroids (see below) and monitor these patients in the ED for at least 3 h before considering discharge ( Table 129-5).
p umirmeA pum IM
■1MB raMrucw irikw n^M AIM -■:■ XLr rw WMHHI I™" M« B ■ w wrlii nm Dfc^nm
%ru V>-k is- r-svv-AjiUl chauc « -clild'j lI^üI i
W.-i Aill^iJ rirt» Ku'iiL-ii NC. D kl-ii= P- Uh Bf KHK 4 b-'ia'rlbM
dtUn-CIUhtfrf. hH fbKtniM l-jTF\FHH EfciM frr ■ IYi II I iUli^ JWciL- in'rj ¿ w iJ- I Iv».
Was this article helpful?
This guide will help millions of people understand this condition so that they can take control of their lives and make informed decisions. The ebook covers information on a vast number of different types of neuropathy. In addition, it will be a useful resource for their families, caregivers, and health care providers.