Intravenous enprofylline in the treatment of patients with acute asthma.

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The safety and efficacy of enprofylline were studied in 55 moderately severe asthmatic patients [forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) no more than 50% of predicted values] presenting with an acute attack. A bolus injection of 1.5 mg/kg enprofylline was given over 20 min and then maintenance infusion of 0.4 mg/kg.h… (More)

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