Paul Mastoridis

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INTRODUCTION TOBI(®) Podhaler™ is a capsule-based drug-device combination (tobramycin inhalation powder [TIP] 28 mg capsules via unit-dose dry powder T-326 Inhaler [Podhaler™]) developed for treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis (CF). We explored how inspiratory flow profiles and mouth-throat geometries affect drug delivery with(More)
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a human genetic disease that results in the accumulation of thick, sticky mucus in the airways, which results in chronic, life-long bacterial biofilm infections that are difficult to clear with antibiotics. Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection is correlated with worsening lung disease and P. aeruginosa transitions to an antibiotic(More)
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Antibiotics are regarded as the foundational pharmacological treatment for the suppressive management of chronic P. aeruginosa infections and to eradicate the first(More)
BACKGROUND This study assessed the ease of use of tobramycin inhalation powder (TIP) administered via T-326 inhaler versus tobramycin inhalation solution (TIS) and colistimethate sodium (COLI), both administered via nebulizers, for the treatment of chronic pulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). METHODS A(More)
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