This analysis summarizes studies comparing attained heights with expected heights of children with asthma treated with inhaled or oral corticosteroids. The possible moderating effects of treatment duration, and dosage and asthma severity are also examined.
BACKGROUND: Metered-dose inhalers with valved holding chambers (MDI-VHCs) have been shown to be equivalent to small-volume nebulizers (SVN’s) for the delivery of bronchodilators in children. At Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center we sought to implement the co
Electrostatic charge (ESC) on valved holding chambers (VHCs) decreases drug delivery while reducing ESC increases the amount of drug reaching the airways. However, there are no data on the clinical relevance of this finding in patients with acute bronchospasm.
BACKGROUND: Bronchodilator treatment for asthma can be provided with various aerosolgenerating
devices and methods. There have been no randomized trials of a breath-actuated nebulizer
versus continuous 1-hour nebulization and/or small-volume constant-output nebulizer in
INTRODUCTION: Airway clearance techniques are thought to help improve mucus clearance and dyspnea in chronic pulmonary diseases such as CF and bronchiectasis. The effect of positive expiratory pressure and oscillatory positive expiratory pressure (oPEP) in COPD is not well-understood.