Methods for Diagnostic & Therapeutic Studies | Respiratory Problems in Critical Care | Respiratory Pharmacology
The effects of salbutamol on airway characteristics in mechanically ventilated adults without COPD
J van Rosmalen*, QL Habes, I Havinga, F van Beers, A van Hees, D Ramharain, JAH van Oers
*Corresponding author: J van Rosmalen
Department of Intensive Care Medicine, St Elisabeth Hospital, Tilburg, Netherlands
F1000Posters 2012, 3: 223 (poster) [English]
Poster [4.28 MB]
32nd International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM) 2012, 20 - 23 Mar 2012, P102
It is not known if inhaled salbutamol has any effects on mechanically ventilated patients without COPD.
In 11 patients we saw no significant difference in airway characteristics and vital signs before or after salbutamol inhalations. We conclude that the preventive use of salbutamol in mechanically ventilated patients without COPD has no measurable effect on airway characteristics, and can therefore be aborted.
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