Volume 2000, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • EISSN: 2227-0426


Dr. Abu Rish and Dr. Mousa wrote about a common and important medical problem i.e. management of acute attacks of bronchial asthma in the emergency room (ED) of the Hospital. They reported 97% response to nebulized fl2-agonists and only 3% admission to the hospital.


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  • Article Type: Letter to the Editor
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