Treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with orally administered theophylline. A double-blind, controlled study.

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Theophylline is commonly prescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), although controlled studies do not exist to support this use. We administered theophylline and placebo orally to 40 ambulatory COPD patients in a double-blind, crossover manner. Pulmonary function tests were conducted before and after isoproterenol nebulization on the… (More)

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