Delivery of medications by metered dose inhaler through a chamber/mask to young children with asthma

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Delivery of inhaled medications to children with asthma by a small-volume nebulizer is an antiquated method. Delivery by metered dose inhaler through a valved holding chamber with mask is at least equally effective, but more convenient, safer, faster, and less expensive. In addition, antistatic chambers increase the amount of drug delivered to the airways. This is an advantage for albuterol, but could increase the risk of long-term systemic adverse effects of inhaled corticosteroids at higher doses. © 2012 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Elmallah, MK; Hendeles, L

Published Date

  • December 1, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 236 - 239

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2151-3228

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2151-321X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/ped.2012.0197

Citation Source

  • Scopus