Verena Knipel

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BACKGROUND Inhalation therapy is well recognized as a cornerstone treatment of airway diseases. In daily practice, however, high failure rates of inhalation technique are evident, which substantially attenuates the treatment success. METHODS In 2011 the German Airway League has initiated the production of video screens for correct inhalation aimed at(More)
BACKGROUND Inhaled agents are widely used in the treatment of chronic airway diseases. Correct technique is required to ensure appropriate drug deposition, but poor technique is common. This study investigated whether inhalation technique could be improved by patient training using short videos from the German Airway League. METHODS Outpatients from a(More)
Introduction For the long-term treatment of obstructive lung diseases inhalation therapy with drugs being delivered directly to the lungs as an aerosol has become the method of choice. However, patient-related mistakes in inhalation techniques are frequent and recognized to be associated with reduced disease control. Since the assessment of patient-mistakes(More)
Adolescents and young adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) are increasingly having difficulties to take over the complete responsibility for their daily treatment. Particularly inhalative therapy poses special problems. In order to overcome this unsatisfactory situation typically occurring during this vulnerable period, the German Airway League has now created(More)
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