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Asthma therapy and a tracheostomy

  • C. O'Callaghan (a1) (a2), S. Dryden (a1) (a3), D. N. Cert (a1) and K. Gibbin (a1) (a4)


A spacer device was modified to deliver aerosols of beclomethasone diproprionate, ipratropium and bromide sal-butamol, to an asthmatic child with a tracheostomy, where symptoms were poorly controlled with nebulized therapy. This resulted in a marked improvement in symptoms and a dramatic reduction in the time spent administering drugs.


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Dr. C. O'Callaghan, Children's Respiratory Unit, University Hospital, Queen' Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH.


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Webb, M. S. C., Milner, A. D., Hiller, E. J. and Henry, R. L. (1986) Nebulized beclomethasone diproprionate suspension. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 61: 11081110.


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