Nebulizer question. 
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 Nebulizer question.

An asthmatic requires medication suspended in a vapor to speed adminis-
tration (usually by mouth) so that the entire trachea, bronchial tree
and lungs are contacted.

A nebulizer in the U.S.A. is usually a small metal container, fabricated to  
medical standards, containing a safe propellant gas and
the selected asthma medication.

Elsewhere, a nebulizer is an apparattus consisting of a glass jar con-
taining water or other solution and asthma medication.  The top of the
jar consists of a cap with metal tubes, one for air in, one with a
nozzle, broad (like the hand-held U.S.A. nebulizer above) or small, as is more  
common.

It looks like a perfume atomizer or mister, and is REFILLABLE.  There is no  
high pressure gas.  Usually a {*filter*} squeeze-bulb or small source of compressed  
air is used.  Please make sure you buy at least two (2) additional glass jars.  
These are easy to break, etc. and most difficult to replace because of brand  
differences, etc.  You may want an extra cap (metal with tubes) and bulb as  
well, since an accident or wear will cause delay.

I assume here you don't want to buy say six (6) BRONKAID or similar
U.S.A. style all-in-one misters...  Three or four (3-4) should do
the average asthmatic person for a year or so...

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Mon, 19 Apr 1993 19:29:00 GMT
 Nebulizer question.

There are other types of nebulizers.  I was thinking about the kind
that are driven by a compressor to deliver a one-micron mist of NebuPent
for folks who are immunosuppressed (AIDS, cancer, etc) and need to
stave off attacks of Pneumocystis Carinii pneumonia.

I believe NebuPent is Lyphomed's trademarked name for one of it's
aerosolized pentamidine products.

Just an additional comment....

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Steve Giammarco
AIDS Resource Center
Dallas TX 75219
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Mon, 19 Apr 1993 19:01:00 GMT
 
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