Magnesium sulfate in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Skorodin1995MagnesiumSI,
  title={Magnesium sulfate in exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={M S Skorodin and Michael F. Tenholder and B Yetter and Kate A Owen and Ross Frederick Waller and S Khandelwahl and Kohtarou Maki and T Rohail and N D'Alfonso},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={155 5},
  pages={496-500}
}
BACKGROUND Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are commonly seen and difficult to treat. We sought to determine the bronchodilator efficacy of magnesium sulfate in this situation, as this compound is helpful in acute asthma. METHODS Subjects who came to either of two Veterans Affairs emergency departments were randomized in a double-blind fashion to receive either 1.2 g of magnesium sulfate or placebo over 20 minutes after they first received albuterol, 2.5 mg by… CONTINUE READING

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