Spacers and nebulisers for the delivery of beta-agonists in non-life-threatening acute asthma.

  title={Spacers and nebulisers for the delivery of beta-agonists in non-life-threatening acute asthma.},
  author={C. Cates},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={97 7},
  • C. Cates
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • Respiratory medicine
  • BACKGROUND In asthma exacerbations, higher doses of inhaled beta-agonists are used to overcome acute bronchoconstriction. Traditionally, wet nebulisation has been used, but metered-dose inhaler with a spacer device is an alternative delivery method. OBJECTIVE To compare the clinical outcomes in adults and children with acute asthma, presenting in emergency departments or in the community, who have been randomised to beta-agonists given by two different delivery. METHODS a metered-dose… CONTINUE READING
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