All publications of “Joaquim Carlos Rodrigues”

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Metered-dose inhaler for asthma patients: knowledge and effects of a theoretical and practical guidance for pediatricians

Fábio Pereira Muchão, Luiz Vicente Ribeiro Ferreira da Silva Filho, Antonio Carlos Pastorino, Joaquim Carlos Rodrigues

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082011ao2115

ABSTRACTObjective:To evaluate the effect of a theoretical and practical guidance on knowledge of pediatricians regarding the use of metered dose inhalers with spacers. To identify major deficiencies, correct them and train these physicians on the correct use of the devices.Methods:Pediatricians who participated in a theoretical-practical program focusing on the use of inhaler devices answered a questionnaire with five questions about the use of these devices before and after the program. A comparison of the scores obtained in the pre- and […]