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1st Edition

Inhaled Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Asthma and COPD

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ISBN 9781032215730
June 20, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
216 Pages 37 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Inhaled therapies form the cornerstone for treatment of patients with asthma and COPD. Evolving technology has resulted in availability of a wide range of devices for delivery of inhaled drugs. The four different delivery systems -- pressurized metered-dose inhalers, slow mist inhalers, dry powder inhalers, and nebulizers -- are unique in design and require distinct inhalational instructions for correct use. This book provides current information about inhalation devices, including their advantages and disadvantages, with guidance for optimal techniques of use. The book emphasizes appropriate selection of inhalation devices based on patient and health care professional factors as well as device attributes that allow selection of the right medication in the right inhalation device at the right time for the right patient.

Key Features:
• Addresses the objective of precision medicine – the right medication in the right inhaler device at the right time.
• Inputs by international thought leaders who have published widely on inhaled medications and/or inhaled delivery systems for clinicians, trainees and respiratory therapists.
• Discusses the development of audio-based systems and smart inhalers for patient monitoring.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Donald A. Mahler, M.D., Rajiv Dhand, M.D.

Chapter 1. Principles of inhaled therapy
Omar S. Usmani, M.D, Federico Lavorini, M.D

Chapter 2. Goals of Pharmacotherapy for Asthma and COPD
Donald A. Mahler, M.D., Marc Miravitlles, M.D.

Chapter 3. Pressurized metered-dose inhalers
Donna D. Gardner, DrPH, RRT, FAARC, FCCP, Sandra G. Adams, M.D., FCCP

Chapter 4. Spacers and valved holding chambers
Rajiv Dhand, M.D., Myrna B. Dolovich, P.Eng.

Chapter 5. Slow mist inhalers 
P.N. Richard Dekhuijzen, M.D., Matteo Bonini  and Federico Lavorini

Chapter 6. Dry powder inhalers
Donald A. Mahler, M.D., Roy A. Pleasants, PharmD

Chapter 7. Digital Inhalers for the Management of Obstructive Lung Diseases  
Roy A. Pleasants, PharmD, Stephen L. Tilley, MD

Chapter 8. Nebulizers
Rajiv Dhand, M.D., Paul Terry, M.D.
Chapter 9. Inhalation Therapy in Infants and Children
Bruce K. Rubin, M.D., MEngr, Israel Amirav, M.D

Chapter 10. Selection of inhaler delivery system for  adult out-patients
David M.G. Halpin, M.D., P.N. Richard Dekhuijzen, M.D.

Chapter 11. Inhalation Therapy in the Intensive Care Unit
Rajiv Dhand, M.D., Jie Li, Ph.D.

Chapter 12. Inhaled therapy for other respiratory diseases                  

Chapter 12A  Cystic Fibrosis and Non-Cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis
Alex Duarte, M.D., Mahmoud Ibrahim, M.D.

Chapter 12 B Pulmonary Hypertension
Francisco J. Soto, M.D., M.S., Isaac Biney, MB, ChB

Chapter 13 Regulatory Considerations Related to Inhaled Delivery Systems
Lydia Gilbert-McClain, M.D.

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Dr. Donald A. Mahler, M.D., is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. He currently works as a pulmonary physician at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, New Hampshire, where he is Director of Respiratory Services.

Dr. Rajiv Dhand serves as Professor of Medicine with tenure, the Wahid T. Hanna, MD Endowed Chair of the Department of Medicine, Service Chief of the Medical Service and Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs at the University of Tennessee, Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, TN.