Elevation of breath ethanol measurements by metered-dose inhalers.

@article{Gomez1995ElevationOB,
  title={Elevation of breath ethanol measurements by metered-dose inhalers.},
  author={Hernan F. Gomez and Lauren Moore and Patrick E. McKinney and S Phillips and Hulya Guven and Jeffrey Brent},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          608-11
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Metered-dose inhalers (MDIs) may contain as much as 38% ethanol. We evaluated the effects of ethanol-containing MDIs on breath alcohol testing. DESIGN Prospective, single-blind, crossover, controlled study. PARTICIPANTS Three healthy male volunteers 29 to 36 years old. INTERVENTION We studied three brands: Tornalate, (38% ethanol), Bronkometer, (30% ethanol), and Alupent, (0% ethanol). The effects of each MDI on breath and blood ethanol measurements were evaluated… 
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