Optimizing drug delivery in COPD: The role of inhaler devices.

@article{Rogliani2017OptimizingDD,
  title={Optimizing drug delivery in COPD: The role of inhaler devices.},
  author={Paola Rogliani and Luigino Calzetta and Angelo Coppola and Francesco Cavalli and Josuel Ora and Ermanno Puxeddu and Maria Gabriella Matera and Mario Cazzola},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={124},
  pages={6-14}
}
BACKGROUND Inhaled medication is the cornerstone of the pharmacological treatment for patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Several inhaler devices exist, and each device has specific characteristics to achieve the optimal inhalation of drugs. The correct use of inhaler devices is not granted and patients may incur in mistakes when using pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDIs) or dry-powder inhaler (DPIs). The incorrect use of inhaler devices can lead to a… CONTINUE READING

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