Quantitative deposition of aerosolized gentamicin in cystic fibrosis.

  title={Quantitative deposition of aerosolized gentamicin in cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Jonathan S Ilowite and J D Gorvoy and Gerald C. Smaldone},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={136 6},
In cystic fibrosis (CF), the clinical effectiveness of aerosolized antibiotics is controversial. Previous investigators have not considered the type of nebulizer, droplet size, and dose to the lung in assessing the results of aerosol therapy. The present study tests the importance of these factors by standardizing an aerosol system for delivery of antibiotics and other agents to patients with CF. Particle size, distribution, and output from a commercially available nebulizer were measured… CONTINUE READING


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