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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Dec;51(12):1150-4. doi: 10.1177/0009922812458356. Epub 2012 Aug 28.

Effectiveness of a breath-actuated nebulizer device on asthma care in the pediatric emergency department.

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  • 1Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29403, USA.


The breath-actuated nebulizer (BAN) is a new respiratory device to deliver short-acting β-agonists to patients with asthma exacerbations. This pediatric convenience sample experimental study compares the BAN with conventional nebulizers and demonstrates that the BAN allows for shorter treatment times to achieve improved clinical asthma scores with less albuterol, shorter emergency department length of stay, and fewer hospitalizations.

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