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Most frequent errors in inhalation technique of patients with asthma treated at a tertiary care hospital

Carlos Leonardo Carvalho Pessôa ORCID logo , Maria Julia da Silva Mattos ORCID logo , Artur Renato Moura Alho ORCID logo , Marianna Martini Fischmann ORCID logo , Bruno Mendes Haerdy ORCID logo , Ana Carolina Castro Côrtes ORCID logo , [...]

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4397

ABSTRACT Objective: To demonstrate the most frequent errors in inhalation technique in patients with asthma undergoing treatment at a tertiary care hospital. Methods: A cross-sectional study with a convenience sample of asthma patients aged 18 years or over, treated at a pulmonology outpatient clinic of a tertiary care hospital. The assessment of inhalation technique of users of the dry powder inhalers Aerolizer®, Aerocaps and Diskus®, or metered-dose inhalers was based on the manufacturer’s instructions for use of each inhaler device. […]

Levels of knowledge about asthma of parents of asthmatic children

Cristian Roncada, Thiago de Araujo Cardoso, Bianca Martininghi Bugança, Luísa Carolina Bischoff, Karina Soldera, Paulo Márcio Pitrez

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4204

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the levels of knowledge about asthma of parents of school children. Methods A cross-sectional study was carried out with parents of children with medical diagnosis of asthma (mild, moderate and severe), followed up at an outpatient referral center for childhood asthma in the Southern region of Brazil (Asthma Group). Parents of children with asthma in remission and healthy children were also selected (Control Group). The Newcastle Asthma Knowledge Questionnaire (NAKQ) questionnaire was applied in both groups. […]

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 […]