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A new baby-spacer device for aerosolized bronchodilator administration in infants with bronchopulmonary disease.
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PMID:  1728549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The response of salbutamol (Ventolin, Glaxo), topically administered from a metered dose inhaler (MDI) through a new baby-spacer-device (Babyhaler, Glaxo) was studied in 14 infants (8 wheezy infants, 3 infants with cystic fibrosis and 3 infants after respiratory distress syndrome), age 2.9-18.8 months. Changes in thoracic gas volume (TGV) as an estimate of pulmonary hyperinflation and changes in airway conductance (Gaw) as an estimate of bronchial obstruction were assessed by whole-body plethysmography. After baseline measurements, 1 puff of 100 micrograms salbutamol was given repeatedly at 5 min intervals until 600 micrograms have been inhaled and TGV and Gaw were measured after each inhalation at 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 min. Significant improvement in lung function was achieved in 57.1% of infants after 400 micrograms and in 92.9% of infants after 600 micrograms salbutamol. The study shows usefulness of bronchodilator treatment in infants with bronchopulmonary disease by a system with a MDI and baby-spacer-device. However a special dose-time relationship must be respected.
R Kraemer; P Birrer; K Modelska; C C Aebischer; M H Schöni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1992 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-06     Completed Date:  1992-02-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University of Berne, Inselspital, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Albuterol / administration & dosage*
Cystic Fibrosis / complications
Infant, Newborn
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / complications
Respiratory Therapy / instrumentation*
Respiratory Tract Diseases / drug therapy*,  etiology
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