Hypertonic saline inhalation in cystic fibrosis—salt in the wound, or sweet success?

Enderby, Beth; Doull, Iolo
March 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Mar2007, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p195
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the significance of hypertonic saline inhalation as an effective treatment in patients with cystic fibrosis. Several studies showed that hypertonic saline inhalation increases the airway surface layer (ASL) which lowers ASL volume of tonicity, decreasing lung disease. It covers that the optimal dose of the hypertonic saline should be given above 7 percent concentration twice a day.


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