Dose counting and the use of pressurized metered-dose inhalers: running on empty.

@article{Sander2006DoseCA,
  title={Dose counting and the use of pressurized metered-dose inhalers: running on empty.},
  author={Nancy Sander and Sandra J Fusco-Walkert and Julia M Harder and Bradley E. Chipps},
  journal={Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={34-8}
}
BACKGROUND Pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) are the cornerstone of asthma treatment. The pMDI is an economic and portable medication delivery system, but the device does not indicate how much medicine remains in the canister once a patient starts using it. OBJECTIVE To determine how patients evaluate the contents of their pMDI and whether they are either discarding inhalers when medication remains or using inhalers beyond the indicated number of doses. METHODS This study was… CONTINUE READING

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