A survey of consultant practice: intravenous salbutamol or aminophylline for acute severe childhood asthma and awareness of potential hypokalaemia

@article{Parr2005ASO,
  title={A survey of consultant practice: intravenous salbutamol or aminophylline for acute severe childhood asthma and awareness of potential hypokalaemia},
  author={Jeremy Ross Parr and Amanda Salama and Peter Sebire},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={165},
  pages={323-325}
}
British Thoracic Society guidelines recommend intravenous salbutamol or aminophylline for acute severe asthma in children. In the survey reported here, 133 consultant paediatricians completed a questionnaire aimed at evaluating their choice of intravenous bronchodilator for acute severe asthma and their awareness of subsequent hypokalaemia. Of the non-Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) consultants who responded, 82%, including respiratory paediatricians, reported using aminophylline; in… CONTINUE READING

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