The Asthmatic Patient and Office-based Anesthesia - 205
Asthmatic patients frequently request sedation / anesthesia in the dental office. This presentation will review the pathophysiology of the disease and offer several suggestions on pre-anesthetic screening and preparation as well as peri-anesthetic management.
- Describe the consequences of decreased airway diameter as it relates to ventilation and diffusion
- Discuss the pathophysiology of bronchospasm and its treatment
- Recognize patients who may be at risk for bronchospasm
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