The efficacy of oral theophylline in ventilated premature infants.


40 ventilated premature infants, with gestational ages of 24-34 weeks and a mean birthweight of 1422 g, were entered into a randomised controlled trial. 20 of the infants received orally 5 mg/ml anhydrous theophylline dissolved in 20% pure alcohol, with a loading dose of 5 mg/kg and then 1.25 mg/kg every 6 h. Plasma samples were assayed via an emit enzyme… (More)


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