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Device selection and outcomes of aerosol therapy: Evidence-based guidelines: American College of Chest Physicians/American College of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology.
BACKGROUND The proliferation of inhaler devices has resulted in a confusing number of choices for clinicians who are selecting a delivery device for aerosol therapy. There are advantages andExpand
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Nebulizers that use a vibrating mesh or plate with multiple apertures to generate aerosol.
  • R. Dhand
  • Medicine
  • Respiratory care
  • 1 December 2002
Several electronic nebulizer devices that use a vibrating mesh or plate with multiple apertures to generate a fine-particle, low-velocity aerosol have been marketed or will shortly become availableExpand
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Aerosol delivery during mechanical ventilation: from basic techniques to new devices.
  • R. Dhand
  • Medicine
  • Journal of aerosol medicine and pulmonary drug…
  • 8 March 2008
Pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) and nebulizers are routinely employed for aerosol delivery in mechanically ventilated patients. A significant proportion of the aerosol deposits in theExpand
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The role of aerosolized antimicrobials in the treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
  • R. Dhand
  • Medicine
  • Respiratory care
  • 1 July 2007
The ability to deliver high concentrations of antimicrobial agents directly to the site of pneumonia is attractive, especially with the availability of high-efficiency nebulizers. A major focus ofExpand
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Aerosol drug delivery: developments in device design and clinical use
Aerosolised drugs are prescribed for use in a range of inhaler devices and systems. Delivering drugs by inhalation requires a formulation that can be successfully aerosolised and a delivery systemExpand
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Inhaled bronchodilator therapy in mechanically ventilated patients.
  • R. Dhand, M. Tobin
  • Medicine
  • American journal of respiratory and critical care…
  • 1 July 1997
Therapeutic aerosols are commonly used in mechanically ventilated patients, mainly to deliver bronchodilator drugs. Because ventilator-supported patients often receive several different classes ofExpand
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Aerosol delivery from a metered-dose inhaler during mechanical ventilation. An in vitro model.
Successful bronchodilator therapy with a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) in intubated, mechanically ventilated patients requires adequate delivery of aerosol to the lower respiratory tract. We determinedExpand
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New frontiers in aerosol delivery during mechanical ventilation.
  • R. Dhand
  • Medicine
  • Respiratory care
  • 1 June 2004
The scientific basis for inhalation therapy in mechanically-ventilated patients is now firmly established. A variety of new devices that deliver drugs to the lung with high efficiency could beExpand
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Aerosol therapy in patients receiving noninvasive positive pressure ventilation.
  • R. Dhand
  • Medicine
  • Journal of aerosol medicine and pulmonary drug…
  • 30 March 2012
In selected patients, noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) with a facemask is now commonly employed as the first choice for providing mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unitExpand
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A randomized trial of fully intermittent vs. daily followed by intermittent short course chemotherapy for childhood tuberculosis.
Fully intermittent short course chemotherapy regimens have been used successfully in adults but not in children. We report the results on 76 children with tuberculosis, excluding central nervousExpand
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