Does mixing inhaler devices lead to unchecked inhaler technique errors in patients with COPD? Findings from the cross-sectional observational MISMATCH study.

BMJ Open Respir Res. 2023 Dec;10(1)

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be prescribed multiple inhalers that require different techniques for optimal...

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Identifying critical inhalation technique errors in Dry Powder Inhaler use in patients with COPD based on the association with health status and exacerbations: findings from the multi-country cross-sectional observational PIFotal study.

BMC Pulm Med. 2023 Aug;23(1):302

Correct inhaler use depends on a complex interplay of factors, including device preparation and generating sufficient inspiratory flow. It is...

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Development of a tool to detect small airways dysfunction in asthma clinical practice.

Eur Respir J. 2023 Mar;61(3)

Small airways dysfunction (SAD) in asthma is difficult to measure and a gold standard is lacking. The aim of this study was to develop a simple tool...

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Factors associated with health status and exacerbations in COPD maintenance therapy with dry powder inhalers.

NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2022 May;32(1):18

The study aimed to determine the associations of Peak Inspiratory Flow (PIF), inhalation technique and adherence with health status and exacerbations...

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European Respiratory Society Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Asthma in Adults.

Eur Respir J. 2022 Feb;

Although asthma is very common affecting 5-10% of the population, the diagnosis of asthma in adults remains a challenge in the real world that...

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Usability and feasibility of the Test of Adherence to Inhalers (TAI) Toolkit in daily clinical practice: The BANANA study.

NPJ Prim Care Respir Med. 2024 May;34(1):13

The Test of Adherence to Inhalers (TAI) Toolkit links an adherence measurement instrument (the TAI) to proven effective interventions for different...

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Implications of Cardiopulmonary Risk for the Management of COPD: A Narrative Review.

Adv Ther. 2024 Jun;41(6):2151

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) constitutes a major global health burden and is the third leading cause of death worldwide. A high...

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Digital Inhaler Implementation in Daily Asthma Management: Who, When, and How?

J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2024 Feb;12(2):396

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The Design of a Persuasive Game to Motivate People with Asthma in Adherence to Their Maintenance Medication.

Patient Prefer Adherence. 2023 ;17:2719

This study aimed to design a persuasive game, using objective adherence data, to motivate people with asthma to adhere to their medication regimen.

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Overcoming the Digital Divide for Older Patients With Respiratory Disease: Focus Group Study.

JMIR Form Res. 2023 Oct;7:e44028

The need for and adoption of eHealth programs are growing worldwide. However, access can be limited among patients with low socioeconomic...

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The Use of eHealth for Pharmacotherapy Management With Patients With Respiratory Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, or Diabetes: Scoping Review.

J Med Internet Res. 2023 Sep;25:e42474

eHealth is increasingly considered an important tool for supporting pharmacotherapy management.

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Electronic monitoring with a digital smart spacer to support personalized inhaler use education in patients with asthma: The randomized controlled OUTERSPACE trial.

Respir Med. 2023 Nov;218:107376

Poor adherence to inhaled medication has been associated with poor outcomes. Smart spacers can monitor inhaler use and technique, yet their...

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