Quick Fix Isn’t Best Fix for Asthma
05
November

Quick Fix Isn’t Best Fix for Asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Asthma patients are overusing short acting medications. I’m Erin White and THIS is a dailyRx Minute. The frequent users of “quick-fix” short-acting bronchodilators that were interviewed KNEW they had poor control of their asthma but used the short-acting option because it was a fast, effective and cheap method to get them back to their lives. […]


How to use a Handihaler Device
19
October

How to use a Handihaler Device

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

–Introduction Music Plays — Like all of the DPIs, the Handihaler requires an appropriate inspiratory force and patient effort. Therefore, it should be inhaled with a quick, deep breath to deliver the medication appropriately to the lungs. Let’s watch as Casey describes and demonstrates how to use the Handihaler to Mrs. Ryan. Hello Mrs. Ryan, […]


How to use an Autohaler Device
18
October

How to use an Autohaler Device

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

–Introduction Music Plays– This device is the only breath-activated MDI that must be primed when first used and if not used for over 48 hours. Because it is an MDI the patient should inhale slowly to deliver the medicine appropriately to the lungs. Let’s watch as Casey describes and demonstrates how to use the Autohaler […]


Glutathione for Asthma | Chris Masterjohn Lite CML #77
16
October

Glutathione for Asthma | Chris Masterjohn Lite CML #77

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Asthma. Here’s how to see if glutathione can help. Hi, I’m Dr. Chris Masterjohn of chrismasterjohnphd.com, and this is Chris Masterjohn Lite, where the name of the game is “Details? Shmeetails. Just tell me what works!” And today we’re going to talk about using glutathione for asthma. Asthma is a condition of bronchoconstriction where you […]


“Administration of Inhaled Medications”  by Craig Smallwood for OPENPediatrics
15
October

“Administration of Inhaled Medications” by Craig Smallwood for OPENPediatrics

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Administration of Inhaled Medications, by Craig Smallwood. My name is Craig Smallwood. I’m a Respiratory Therapist and a Researcher here at Boston Children’s Hospital. Today, we’re going to discuss administration of inhaled and nebulized medications. More specifically, we’ll review small volume nebulizers and, specifically, metered dose inhalers. A nebulizer is a device used to administer […]


“Delivery of Medication via Metered Dose Inhalers” by Craig Smallwood for OPENPediatrics
10
October

“Delivery of Medication via Metered Dose Inhalers” by Craig Smallwood for OPENPediatrics

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Delivery of Medication via Metered Dose Inhalers by Craig Smallwood. A metered dose inhaler consists of a cannister, which contains a propellant– a compressed inert gas– and a medication. An actuator that the cannister is inserted into, and when depressed, directs a specific amount of medication through the mouthpiece. And sometimes a counter, which retains […]


Severe Asthma Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /

Hello. This is Dr. Stewart Levine from the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This presentation will discuss research aimed at developing new treatments for patients with severe asthma being conducted at the Bethesda, Maryland campus of the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. So please feel free to […]