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Mist Therapy in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: A Controlled Study

Mist Therapy in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: A Controlled Study Abstract Introduction THE inhalation of nebulized water or mist is commonly a part of the therapy of acute lower respiratory tract diseases such as bronchitis, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia. The use of mist therapy may require the hospitalization of the patient with its disadvantages. We therefore felt the efficacy of the agent should be investigated by using a standardized program to which nebulized water was added for randomly selected patients. Patients with prominent laryngeal involvement were excluded from the study. The duration of various clinical signs was used to compare the effects of the two programs. Materials and Methods With certain exceptions, all cases of lower respiratory tract infection in children over 2 weeks and under 3 years of age admitted to Wayne County General Hospital between July 1963 and June 1964 were placed on the study. The exceptions were those children with significant laryngeal obstruction, clearly defined chronic pulmonary or cardiac References 1. Nelson, W. E.: " Acute Bronchiolitis and Interstitial Pneumonitis ," in Nelson, W. E. (ed): Textbook of Pediatrics , ed 7, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1959, p 795. 2. Washington, J. A., and Wright, H. F.: " Pneumonia ," in Holt, L. E., Jr.; McIntosh, R.; and Barnett, H. L. (eds.): Pediatrics , ed 13, New York: Appelton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1961, p 495. 3. Ferris, B. G., Jr., and Cook, C. D.: " Respiratory Physiology and Its Application to Pulmonary Disease ," in Nelson, W. E. (ed.): Textbook of Pediatrics , ed 7, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1959, p 742. 4. Mitchell, R. I.: Retention of Aerosol Particles in Respiratory Tract: Review , Amer Rev Resp Dis 82:627, 1960. 5. Arnold, G. T., and Tovell, R. M.: Production of Fog as Therapeutic Agent , Anesthesiology 17:400, 1956.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

Mist Therapy in Lower Respiratory Tract Infection: A Controlled Study

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1965 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
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10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090020497004
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Abstract

Abstract Introduction THE inhalation of nebulized water or mist is commonly a part of the therapy of acute lower respiratory tract diseases such as bronchitis, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia. The use of mist therapy may require the hospitalization of the patient with its disadvantages. We therefore felt the efficacy of the agent should be investigated by using a standardized program to which nebulized water was added for randomly selected patients. Patients with prominent laryngeal involvement were excluded from the study. The duration of various clinical signs was used to compare the effects of the two programs. Materials and Methods With certain exceptions, all cases of lower respiratory tract infection in children over 2 weeks and under 3 years of age admitted to Wayne County General Hospital between July 1963 and June 1964 were placed on the study. The exceptions were those children with significant laryngeal obstruction, clearly defined chronic pulmonary or cardiac References 1. Nelson, W. E.: " Acute Bronchiolitis and Interstitial Pneumonitis ," in Nelson, W. E. (ed): Textbook of Pediatrics , ed 7, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1959, p 795. 2. Washington, J. A., and Wright, H. F.: " Pneumonia ," in Holt, L. E., Jr.; McIntosh, R.; and Barnett, H. L. (eds.): Pediatrics , ed 13, New York: Appelton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1961, p 495. 3. Ferris, B. G., Jr., and Cook, C. D.: " Respiratory Physiology and Its Application to Pulmonary Disease ," in Nelson, W. E. (ed.): Textbook of Pediatrics , ed 7, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1959, p 742. 4. Mitchell, R. I.: Retention of Aerosol Particles in Respiratory Tract: Review , Amer Rev Resp Dis 82:627, 1960. 5. Arnold, G. T., and Tovell, R. M.: Production of Fog as Therapeutic Agent , Anesthesiology 17:400, 1956.Crossref

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American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1965

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