Latest Nebulizer Stories

2006-06-12 10:35:52

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An intensified education effort, directed at inner-city children with asthma who used a nebulizer at home, had no effect on their asthma severity or health care use, Baltimore-based researchers report in the June issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Arlene M. Butz of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and colleagues assessed the value of an asthma education program that included six home visits and...

2005-12-07 15:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Indoor allergens can contaminate asthmatic children's nebulizer equipment, with potentially serious consequences for sensitive individuals, according to Maryland-based researchers. Dr. Mary E. Bollinger of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and colleagues previously reported two cases of life-threatening asthma episodes in patients who used nebulizers contaminated with cockroach allergen. To investigate if levels of cockroach allergen or...

2005-06-06 23:06:20

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Battling a child's asthma attack could be as simple as sliding a plastic tube onto the end of an inhaler, but many health-care providers don't offer this option to parents, say University of Florida researchers, who are calling for change. Using a metered-dose albuterol inhaler with a holding chamber attached to it and increasing the number of puffs to treat breathing difficulties works as well as the nebulizer breathing treatment doctors typically prescribe, studies...

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