Theophylline overdose: acute single ingestion versus chronic repeated overmedication.

Abstract

Currently available guidelines for managing theophylline intoxication do not distinguish between acute single ingestion and chronic repeated overmedication and do not reliably predict which patients should undergo hemoperfusion. Although hemoperfusion is widely recommended when serum concentrations exceed 40-60 mg/l, many patients with acute overdose… (More)

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@article{Olson1985TheophyllineOA, title={Theophylline overdose: acute single ingestion versus chronic repeated overmedication.}, author={Kent R. Olson and Neal L. Benowitz and Olga F Woo and Susan M. Pond}, journal={The American journal of emergency medicine}, year={1985}, volume={3 5}, pages={386-94} }