Mnemonic effects of asthma medication in children.


Asthmatic children receiving theophylline or steroid-theophylline combination therapy and normal nonasthmatics were given tests of visual retention and paired-associate learning. The performance of children receiving combination therapy was significantly worse than that of the nonasthmatics 6-8 hours after receiving steroid medication, but not 22-24 or 46-48 hours after medication. Children receiving theophylline alone did not differ from nonasthmatics on these tasks. These observations suggest that steroid-inclusive medication regiments can affect cognitive performance.


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@article{S1986MnemonicEO, title={Mnemonic effects of asthma medication in children.}, author={Wolfram S{\"{u}\ss and Nicolas Andr{\'e} Ghislain Stump and H Chai and A Kalisker}, journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma}, year={1986}, volume={23 6}, pages={291-6} }