Expert Nordic perspectives on the potential of novel inhalers to overcome unmet needs in the management of obstructive lung disease
2015 (English)In: European clinical respiratory journal, ISSN 2001-8525, Vol. 2, 1-8 p., 29445Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
The effective self-management of obstructive lung disease is dependent upon the patient achieving good inhaler technique. However, many current inhalers are complicated to use, which may lead to handling difficulties. These difficulties can cause clinically relevant errors, whereby pharmacotherapy fails to achieve adequate lung deposition and therapeutic effect. In this report, the potential of novel inhaler devices to overcome unmet needs in the management of obstructive lung disease is considered by a panel of Nordic experts. The panel concludes that innovative inhalers can contribute to good disease management and better use of healthcare resources.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 2, 1-8 p., 29445
COPD; access; asthma; choice; cost; dry powder inhaler; economic; innovation; medication errors; metered dose inhaler; obstructive lung disease; outcome; patient compliance; patient preference; price; reimbursement; substitution
Respiratory Medicine and Allergy
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126609DOI: 10.3402/ecrj.v2.29445PubMedID: 26689215OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-126609DiVA: diva2:915868