Inhaler devices - from theory to practice.

J. Sanchis, C. Corrigan, M.l. Levy, J.l. Viejo, Group Admit, Walter Vincken

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Abstract

This brief overview of the factors determining lung deposition of aerosols provides background information required by health care providers when instructing patients to use their prescribed inhalers. We discuss differences in the optimal inhalation manoeuvres for each type of aerosol generator and the difficulties patients face. Provision of short, clear instructions with demonstration of critical steps and checking technique during later clinical visits are necessary if these aerosolised medications are to be fully beneficial.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-502
Number of pages8
JournalRespir Med
Volume107
Issue numberApril
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Inhalation
  • Aerosols
  • Anti-Asthmatic Agents
  • Asthma
  • drug therapy
  • Dry Powder Inhalers
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Medication Errors
  • Metered Dose Inhalers
  • Nebulizers and Vaporizers
  • Patient Education as Topic

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