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Compilation of the Theophylline therapeutic monitoring guidelines in apnea of prematurity

  • At: 2010 FIP Congress in Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: HAMMAD, Muhammad (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
  • Co-author(s): Raza, Syed Shamim (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
    Sheikh, Abdul Latif (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
    Ali, Syed Rehan (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
    Qadir, Maqbool (Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan)
  • Abstract:

    Background: The methylxanthine derivatives have been used for more than 30 years to treat apnea of prematurity (AOP). Today, they are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in neonatal medicine. Methylxanthines reduce the frequency of idiopathic apnea and the need for mechanical ventilation by acting as non-specific inhibitors of adenosine.

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Last update 4 October 2019

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