Comparison of the effectiveness of inhaler devices in asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Brocklebank2001ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the effectiveness of inhaler devices in asthma and chronic obstructive airways disease: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={D. Brocklebank and Faujdar Ram and Judy Wright and Popkin Barry and Cheryl Cates and Linda Davies and Genevieve Douglas and M. Thirumaran M. F. Muers and Diane Smith and Justine White},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2001},
  volume={5 26},
  pages={1-149}
}
BACKGROUND Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common diseases of the airways and lungs that have a major impact on the health of the population. The mainstay of treatment is by inhalation of medication to the site of the disease process. This can be achieved by a number of different device types, which have wide variations in costs to the health service. A number of different inhalation devices are available. The pressurised metered-dose inhaler (pMDI) is the most… CONTINUE READING
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