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