Switching to the Dry-Powder Inhaler Easyhaler® : A Narrative Review of the Evidence

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dc.contributor.author Lavorini, Federico
dc.contributor.author Chudek, Jerzy
dc.contributor.author Gálffy, Gabriella
dc.contributor.author Pallarés-Sanmartin, Abel
dc.contributor.author Pelkonen, Anna S.
dc.contributor.author Rytilä, Paula
dc.contributor.author Syk, Jörgen
dc.contributor.author Szilasi, Maria
dc.contributor.author Tamási, Lilla
dc.contributor.author Xanthopoulos, Athanasios
dc.contributor.author Haahtela, Tari
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-22T12:47:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-22T12:47:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-12
dc.identifier.citation Lavorini , F , Chudek , J , Gálffy , G , Pallarés-Sanmartin , A , Pelkonen , A S , Rytilä , P , Syk , J , Szilasi , M , Tamási , L , Xanthopoulos , A & Haahtela , T 2021 , ' Switching to the Dry-Powder Inhaler Easyhaler ® : A Narrative Review of the Evidence ' , Pulmonary Therapy , vol. 7 , no. 2 , pp. 409-427 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s41030-021-00174-5
dc.identifier.other PURE: 169464569
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85116033364
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000701653100001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336592
dc.description Publisher Copyright: © 2021, The Author(s).
dc.description.abstract Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are major causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Optimal control of these conditions is a constant challenge for both physicians and patients. Poor inhaler practice is widespread and is a substantial contributing factor to the suboptimal clinical control of both conditions. The practicality, dependability, and acceptability of different inhalers influence the overall effectiveness and success of inhalation therapy. In this paper, experts from various European countries (Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Sweden) address inhaler selection with special focus on the Easyhaler® device, a high- or medium–high resistance dry-powder inhaler (DPI). The evidence examined indicates that use of the Easyhaler is associated with effective control of asthma or COPD, as shown by the generally accepted indicators of treatment success. Moreover, the Easyhaler is widely accepted by patients, is reported to be easy to learn and teach, and is associated with patient adherence. These advantages help patient education regarding correct inhaler use and the rational selection of drugs and devices. We conclude that switching inhaler device to the Easyhaler may improve asthma and COPD control without causing any additional risks. In an era of climate change, switching from pressurized metered-dose inhalers to DPIs is also a cost-effective way to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. [MediaObject not available: see fulltext.]. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Pulmonary Therapy
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Adherence
dc.subject Asthma
dc.subject Compliance
dc.subject COPD
dc.subject Dry-powder inhaler
dc.subject Easyhaler
dc.subject Patient-centered outcomes
dc.subject Pressurized metered-dose inhaler
dc.subject Respiratory function
dc.subject SALBUTAMOL
dc.subject EFFICACY
dc.subject FLOW-RATE
dc.subject CHILDREN
dc.subject IN-VITRO
dc.subject REAL-LIFE
dc.subject ASTHMA
dc.subject DEVICES
dc.subject PULMONARY-DISEASE COPD
dc.subject OUTCOMES
dc.subject 3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
dc.title Switching to the Dry-Powder Inhaler Easyhaler® : A Narrative Review of the Evidence en
dc.type Review Article
dc.contributor.organization HUS Inflammation Center
dc.contributor.organization Department of Dermatology, Allergology and Venereology
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s41030-021-00174-5
dc.relation.issn 2364-1754
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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