- In praise of smaller spacers. Standing, Peter // GP: General Practitioner;4/26/2002, p68
Features several metered-dose inhalers and spacers for first-line use in most asthmatics. Properties of the Able Spacer manufactured by Clement Clarke; Design of the AeroChamber; Techniques in using spacers.
- Drug delivery from inhaler devices. Bisgaard, Hans // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/12/96, Vol. 313 Issue 7062, p895
Examines variances in lung deposition, clinical effect and cost-effectiveness of inhaler devices used in treating asthma. British policy on the use of low cost devices; Need to restrict product licenses to specific combinations of drug and device.
- Practical procedures: using a spacer device. Jevon, Phil // Dental Nursing;Dec2010, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p698
The article reports on the procedure for using a space device, which becomes popular for the delivery of inhaled drugs in the treatment of asthma, in Great Britain. It highlights the advantages of the said device including allowing more time for the propellant to evaporate and making aerosol...
- Safety of inhaled corticosteroids delivered by plastic and metal spacers. Amirav, I.; Mansour, Y.; Tiosano, T.; Chamny, S.; Chirurg, S.; Oren, S.; Grossman, Z.; Kahana, L.; Kahan, E. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jun2003, Vol. 88 Issue 6, p527
Background: Because of its non-electrostatic properties the metal Nebuchamber (NC) valved holding chamber (VHC) delivers a greater mass of aerosol to the mouth than the polypropylene Aerochamber (AC) VHC. Delivery of more aerosol to the lungs may also increase systemic absorption of inhaled...
- Comparison of elderly people's technique in using two dry powder inhalers to deliver zanamivir: randomised controlled trial. Diggory, Paul; Fernandez, Christophe; Humphrey, Amanda; Jones, Valerie; Murphy, Maeve // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);03/10/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7286, p577
Conclusion: Most elderly people cannot use the inhaler device used to deliver the anti-influenza drug zanamivir. Treatment with this drug is unlikely to be effective in elderly people unless the delivery system is improved.
- Combination inhalers for asthma. Newson, Louise // GP: General Practitioner;11/7/2008, p39
The article discusses several research studies on the use of combination inhalers for asthma. A study published in the 2006 issue of "Lancet" showed that the combination of budesonide/formoterol was superior in reducing the rate of severe asthma. A "Cochrane Database System Review" study found...
- Inhaler Offers Optimal Delivery. // Pharmaceutical Representative;Dec2009, Vol. 39 Issue 12, p9
The article reports on an inhaler mouthpiece developed by researchers in the U.S. which optimizes drug delivery to the lungs and decline the amount of wasted medication. It mentions that 10-20 percent of asthma medications have been aided by the inhaler. According to research professor Michael...
- Becloforte. // Royal Society of Medicine: Medicines;2002, p100
The article presents information on becloforte, a proprietary, prescription-only preparation of the corticosteroid beclometasone dipropionate. It can be used to prevent asthma attacks, and is available in various forms with inhalers and a dry powder used with the Diskhaler.
- Choosing the right inhaler for patients with asthma. Newell, Karen; Hume, Shenagh // Nursing Standard;10/11/2006, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p46
This article assesses the suitability of inhaler devices for patients with asthma according to their individual needs. Three main types of inhalers are discussed: pressurised metered dose inhalers, breath-actuated inhalers and dry powder inhalers. The advantages and disadvantages of these...