Regimen and device compliance: key factors in determining therapeutic outcomes.

  • Mark L Everard
  • Published 2006 in
    Journal of aerosol medicine : the official…

Abstract

The two most important differences between inhaled and oral therapy are (1) the lungs have evolved to exclude foreign material while the gut has evolved to take in large amounts of foreign material, and (2) even if patients adhere to a treatment regimen (regimen compliance or adherence), they may fail to derive any benefit from using an inhaler due to… (More)

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