Published in Virus Weekly, March 27th, 2001
Researchers suggest that improvements should be made to the inhaler.
Seventy-three patients aged over 65 years, who were unfamiliar with the use of an inhaler, were recruited from seven wards in a large district general hospital. Patients were randomly allocated the Relenza Diskhaler (Glaxo Wellcome) or an alternative device (Turbohaler). Patients were assessed after 15 minutes of tutoring and again 24 hours later, using a point scoring system of five aspects of inhaler technique ("Randomised controlled study of...
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