[Proper use and the ability to teach the use of pressurized hand-held inhalers in patients with chronic airway obstruction].

Inhaling drugs via hand-held inhalers in recommended for those with chronic obstructive airway disease (COPD). Approximately 8%-9% of Israel's population use hand-held inhalers, many of them pressurized. Skill in using them and ability of chronic users to learn their proper use have not been assessed. During 1993 and 1994 we studied 200 patients with… (More)