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BET 3. THE USE OF INTRAVENOUS AMINOPHYLLINE IN ADDITION TO BETA-AGONISTS AND STEROIDS IN ACUTE ASTHMA

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Report by Steven Cowman, SHO, Accident and Emergency

Search checked by John Butler, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

Institution: Whipps Cross University Hospital, London, UK

Three-part question

In [adults presenting with an acute exacerbation of asthma] does [adding IV aminophylline to standard therapy] result in [improvement in airflow or other physiological parameters] OR [a reduction in mortality or morbidity or hospitalisation]?

Clinical scenario

A 30-year-old known asthmatic patient presents with an acute severe …

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