Nebulization is a time-tested approach for delivering aerosol to targeted pulmonary areas, especially for inhalation therapies that require deep lung deposition. For asthma and COPD patients who are not able to effectively coordinate MDI inhalers, nebulization is the best solution for receiving effective treatment, thereby controlling their disease and improving their quality of life.
The devices that delivers aerosol- commonly known as nebulizers- widely used in clinical settings such as hospitals, medical centers, and ambulatory vehicles, are now available for homecare therapy. There are several types of nebulizers on the market. The oldest ones, jet/compressor nebulizers, are commonly known for their large size, noise, and inefficiency. However, the newest technology, vibrating mesh nebulizers, are compact, silent, and deliver a high performance treatment that improves medicinal effectiveness. These sophisticated designs allow patients to pack their treatment in a portable AA battery-operated device and take it everywhere without risking disruption of their treatment regimen. Use of these mesh nebulizers is an easy and thorough approach to control respiratory diseases, while the latest technology will benefit patients with an advanced and effective drug delivery.
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