Inhalation Therapy in Asthmatic and Not Asthmatic Children

L. Lo Valvo, S. Leonardi, G. L. Marseglia, Miraglia M. Del Giudice, C. Salpietro, G. Ciprandi, Mario La Rosa

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The use of inhaled aerosols allows selective treatment of the lungs directly by achieving high drug concentrations in the airway while reducing systemic adverse effects by minimizing systemic drug levels. Aerosol drug delivery is painless and often convenient, but the proliferation of inhaler devices has resulted in a confusing number of choices for clinicians who are selecting a delivery device for aerosol therapy. There are advantages and disadvantages associated with each device category. Several factors can guide clinicians to choose a device for a specific patient. This choice has to be tailored according to the patient's needs, situation and preference. Whatever the chosen inhaler, inhaler technique is the critical factor in the correct use of delivery devices and patient education has a key-role for improving technique and compliance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-67
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2011

Keywords

  • aerosols
  • Asthma
  • inhalation therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Inhalation Therapy in Asthmatic and Not Asthmatic Children'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this