DAVID ZINN, M.D.; CRUZ COSME, M.D.
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To the editor: An extensive review of drug therapy in renal failure indicated little data was available regarding the dialyzability of theophylline (1). We recently had the opportunity to study this problem in a patient who suffered an acute asthmatic episode while in acute renal failure.
A 60-year-old white woman developed acute oliguric renal failure after abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy and Dacron® graft insertion. Initially, she was treated conservatively. On the 4th postoperative day, she required acute hemodialysis for treatment of uremia and severe metabolic alkalosis secondary to nasogastric suction. Shortly before dialysis was to begin, the patient became acutely short
ZINN D, COSME C. Theophylline and Dialysis. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:723–724. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-89-5-723_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(5_Part_1):723-724.
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