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September 1984

Response to Inhaled ß-Agonist in a Patient Receiving ß-Adrenergic Blockers

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From the Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(9):1882-1883. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350210212041

• A 52-year-old man receiving long-term hemodialysis and a β-adrenergic blocker for hypertension had symptoms of acute bronchospasm when exposed to a new hemodialyzer. Resistant to two doses of subcutaneous epinephrine (1 mL of 1:1000 dilution) and one intravenous dose of aminophylline (250 mg), the bronchospasm was rapidly relieved by metaproterenol sulfate given by inhalation one hour later.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:1882-1883)

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