Non-compliance in asthmatic children. A study of theophylline levels in pediatric emergency room population

ArticleinAnnals of allergy 43(2):95-7 · September 1979with8 Reads
Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    Sub-therapeutic theophylline levels due to patient (parent) non-compliance is a significant cause of outpatient treatment failure in childhood asthma. In a study of 50 known asthmatic children with acute asthmatic episodes, 98% had sub-therapeutic theophylline levels less than 10 mcg/ml with 75.5% due to inadequate patient (parent) compliance.