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Vol 5, No 4 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
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Published online: 2007-01-15
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Are patients with advanced diseases capable of inhaling drugs by dry powder inhaler? Multicenter, open pilot study of patientssuffering from dyspnoea at rest

Małgorzata Krajnik, Zbigniew Żylicz
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(4):162-166.

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Vol 5, No 4 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine
Original articles
Published online: 2007-01-15

Abstract


Background. In an exploratory, open multicenter study we investigated the inhaling capacity of patients with advanced diseases.
Material and methods. Patients included in the study suffered from mild to moderate breathlessness for whom no standard treatment was available and who may benefit from symptomatic treatment with inhaled morphine. An assessment of hearing the capsule rotation, a visual inspection of placebo capsule after inhalation and adverse event monitoring were performed.
Results. The results from the study indicated that 28/29 patients were capable of rotating the capsule and 27/29 of inhaling Placebocaps through the Cyclohaler. No adverse events occurred during the performance of the study.
Conclusion. It was concluded that breathless patients with advanced cancer or COPD appear to be able to use a dry powder inhaler. This method may provide a suitable technique in the symptomatic treatment of breathlessness.

Abstract


Background. In an exploratory, open multicenter study we investigated the inhaling capacity of patients with advanced diseases.
Material and methods. Patients included in the study suffered from mild to moderate breathlessness for whom no standard treatment was available and who may benefit from symptomatic treatment with inhaled morphine. An assessment of hearing the capsule rotation, a visual inspection of placebo capsule after inhalation and adverse event monitoring were performed.
Results. The results from the study indicated that 28/29 patients were capable of rotating the capsule and 27/29 of inhaling Placebocaps through the Cyclohaler. No adverse events occurred during the performance of the study.
Conclusion. It was concluded that breathless patients with advanced cancer or COPD appear to be able to use a dry powder inhaler. This method may provide a suitable technique in the symptomatic treatment of breathlessness.
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Keywords

inhaled morphine; dry powder inhaler; dyspnoea; breathlessness

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Title

Are patients with advanced diseases capable of inhaling drugs by dry powder inhaler? Multicenter, open pilot study of patientssuffering from dyspnoea at rest

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 5, No 4 (2006): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

162-166

Published online

2007-01-15

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2006;5(4):162-166.

Keywords

inhaled morphine
dry powder inhaler
dyspnoea
breathlessness

Authors

Małgorzata Krajnik
Zbigniew Żylicz

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