Article

Metered dose inhalers versus nebulizers for aerosol bronchodilator delivery for adult patients receiving mechanical ventilation in critical care units

Citation

Holland A, Smith FC, Veitch L, McCrossan G, Nicolson C & Bonellie S (2010) Metered dose inhalers versus nebulizers for aerosol bronchodilator delivery for adult patients receiving mechanical ventilation in critical care units. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010 (12), Art. No.: CD008863. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008863

Abstract
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To compare nebulizers toMDIs for bronchodilator delivery for invasively ventilated critically ill adult patients in terms of physiological response and patient outcomes. Subgroup analyses are planned according to other ventilation and bronchodilation strategies, ventilator settings and administration variables.

Keywords
Acute respiratory failure; ventilatory support; inhaled bronchodilators; nebulizer; metered-dose inhaler (MDI);

Notes
This review is published as a Cochrane Review in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 12. Cochrane Reviews are regularly updated as new evidence emerges and in response to comments and criticisms, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews should be consulted for the most recent version of the Review.' Please include reference to the Review and hyperlink to the original version using the following format e.g. Authors. Title of Review. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 12 Art. No.: CDCD008863. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008863 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008863. Output Type: Protocol

Journal
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Volume 2010, Issue 12

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2010
Publication date online08/12/2010
Date accepted by journal08/12/2010
PublisherCochrane Collaboration
eISSN1469-493X