inhaler

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a dispenser that produces a chemical vapor to be inhaled in order to relieve nasal congestion

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Misuse of corticosteroid metered-dose inhaler is associated with decreased asthma stability.
With metered-dose inhalers, prevision is paramount, in terms of both medication delivery and the technology involved in creating the product.
Assessment of inhalation technique in primary care asthmatic patients using metered-dose inhalers with or without a spacer.
In a double-blind randomized trial in 168 children, aged 2-24 months, there were no significant differences between children who received albuterol for ED treatment of wheezing by nebulizer versus by metered-dose inhaler with a spacer for percentage improvement in pulmonary index score or final oxygen saturation (Arch.
Dry powder inhalers, generally marketed as being easy to use, were developed in recent years to overcome the difficulties of using pressurized metered-dose inhalers, which require patients to coordinate actuation of the device with inspiration.
Some elderly subjects have difficulty using standard metered-dose inhalers [5-7], and those with significant cognitive impairment [mini-mental test score (MTS) 6/10 or less] are unable to master an adequate technique.
Differential Long-term Pulmonary Function Outcomes of Budesonide/Formoterol Pressurized Metered-Dose Inhaler pMDI and Budesonide pMDI in African-American Patients with Asthma.
6microg, using Aerosphere Delivery Technology, in a pressurised metered-dose inhaler or pMDI, demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in eight out of nine lung function primary endpoints based on forced expiratory volume in one second assessments in patients with moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mylan, a global pharmaceutical company, has launched pressurised metered-dose inhaler, Sirdupla, in the United Kingdom, it was reported on Monday.
Additionally, each nurse demonstrated the use of a metered-dose inhaler, a spacer (a supplementary device that eliminates the need to inhale simultaneously with device actuation), a dry powder inhaler, and a nebulizer, while being observed by a pharmacist trained in the use of inhalers.
Although nebulizers are not necessarily more effective than nonnebulized devices such as a metered-dose inhaler and holding chamber, "the improved outcomes may be a function of better compliance and a higher likelihood of correct use," Carlos A.
Although nebulizers are not more effective per se than nonnebulized devices such as a metered-dose inhaler and holding chamber, "the improved outcomes may be a function of better compliance and a higher likelihood of correct use," Carlos A.
Potential errors in use of large volume spacer (LVS) and metered-dose inhaler (MDI)
In conjunction, the Asthma and Allergy Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) has conducted several surveys that found patients with asthma do not have a reliable means of monitoring the contents of their metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) resulting in serious problems for many patients, thus recommending all manufacturers should include dose counters as a standard feature of every metered-dose inhaler (MDI).