respiratory
Asthma

Illicit drug use a red-flag for ICU


People with asthma and a history of illicit drug use are almost four times as likely to require intensive care for an exacerbation, research shows. Of 482 asthma patients admitted consecutively to Melbourne hospitals between 2010 and 2014, 39 required intensive care. Ten of these patients (26%) used illicit drugs compared with 29 (7%) of ...

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