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2008-12-02 11:35:00

Get ready asthma sufferers: inhalers go "green" on Dec. 31. This forces patients that use the old-fashioned type to make a more expensive and even more perplexing change. The medicine that the inhalers use, the albuterol that swiftly unlocks airways in an asthma attack, will not change. However, the chemicals utilized to gust the drug into your lungs is. There will be no more chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, that hurt Earth's ozone layer. At the end of the year, all albuterol inhalers will be...

2008-11-26 10:45:45

Steroid inhalers, commonly prescribed for people with pulmonary disease, can increase the risk of pneumonia, U.S. researchers said. The Johns Hopkins University study also found that while inhalers helped, they did not extend a patient's life after a year of use, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. While medical experts have known for years that inhalers are effective in treating wheezing and breathlessness brought on by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, doctors raised questions about...

2008-11-13 09:00:37

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/664e2b/metered_dose_inhal) has announced the addition of the "Metered Dose Inhalers" report to their offering. Metered Dose Inhalers are a front-line therapeutic healthcare story. With the exception of the insulin syringe, inhalers for the treatment of upper respiratory ailments such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are arguably the most mission-critical drug delivery device classes currently on the...

2008-11-12 09:00:10

MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, November 15, PARI Respiratory Equipment will be featured on the ABC Family show Today's Family, as part of their "Breathe Easier" series. PARI is highlighted as a leading medical device company that provides patients, such as COPD sufferers, with effective nebulizers and compressors that deliver needed medications directly to the lungs. "Our vision is to improve the lives of those affected by respiratory diseases and those who care...

2008-10-29 15:00:27

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from a Phase IIIb clinical trial demonstrate that Perforomist(TM) (formoterol fumarate) Inhalation Solution nebulized treatment provided prolonged bronchodilation and increased patient satisfaction compared to albuterol/ipratropium by metered-dose inhaler (MDI). These data were presented today in Philadelphia at CHEST 2008, the annual scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Perforomist(TM) Solution was...

2008-10-29 09:00:36

Faced with an aging patient population that is placing greater emphasis on compliance, less-frequent dosing, and ease-of-use, drug developers continue to examine inhalation as a potential drug delivery method. While the technology associated with pressurized metered dose inhalers (MDIs) has been evolving to address the replacement of CFC propellants and device 'proper use' issues, the design and development capabilities of this class of inhalation devices are fairly well dispersed among...

2008-10-28 15:00:29

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PARI Respiratory Equipment presented a comparative study of three commercially available, breath-enhanced nebulizers and their in-vitro performance and delivery efficiency of budesonide inhalation suspension (Pulmicort Respules, AstraZeneca). Conclusions from the in-vitro study show that the LC Sprint Reusable Nebulizer delivered the shortest treatment times, with an average of 4.9 minutes, and had the highest respirable drug delivery rate....

2008-10-23 03:00:40

SkyePharma Announces Successful Completion of FlutiformTM U.S. Clinical Trial Programme LONDON, UK, 23 October, 2008 - SkyePharma PLC (LSE: SKP) today announces that the final U.S. Phase III efficacy study evaluating FlutiformTM for the treatment of moderate to severe asthma in adolescent and adult patients has met its primary endpoint. The study is the last Phase III clinical efficacy study to be carried out in preparation for regulatory filing. In a top line analysis of key results, the...

2008-10-22 12:00:51

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- At CHEST 2008, PARI Respiratory Equipment will present a comparative study of three commercially available, breath-enhanced nebulizers and their in-vitro performance and delivery efficiency of budesonide inhalation suspension (Pulmicort Respules, AstraZeneca). "Our goal in testing various breath-enhanced nebulizers is to help clinicians consider respirable drug delivery rate to ensure patients receive clinically effective doses," said Lisa Cambridge,...

2008-10-01 06:00:29

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/45fffb/delivering_drugs_b) has announced the addition of the "Delivering Drugs by Inhalation - Emerging Therapeutic Opportunities" report to their offering. Advances in drug formulation and inhalation device design are creating new opportunities for inhaled drug delivery as an alternative to oral and parenteral delivery methods. Much of the interest in pulmonary delivery of systemic drug therapies is focused on chronic...


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Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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