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What is a nebulizer?
A nebulizer converts a liquid into a fine mist (aerosol) that can be inhaled directly into the lungs.

Nebulizers are constructed to produce an optimum particle spectrum over a range from 0.5 to 10 microns. Particles having a size of 5 to 10 microns are deposited in the trachea-bronchial region, while particles having a size of 0.5 to 5 microns go into the alveoli.

A nebulizer permits delivery of a therapeutic or diagnostic dose of an aerosolized drug into the lungs within a short time period (5 to 15 minutes).

What are the arguments for using nebulizers in inhalation therapy?
Selected treatment area
Treatment is immediately available
Decreased incidence of systemic side effects due to reduced drug requirement
Good compliance in patients and medical staff
Home treatment is possible

Patients derive benefits from using nebulizers

  • If bronchi or alveoli are the destination. This route reduces the amount of drug required and thus also the body drug load
  • If the patient is too ill/unable to use a metered dose and/or powder inhaler (elderly people and children)
  • If patients achieve only low inspiratory flow rates during severe disease courses
  • If metered-dose or dry-powder inhaler formulations are not available
  • If a high dose is to be administered
  • If easy and practical handling are required
  • If a higher intra-bronchial deposition and thus a decrease in the use of expensive medications are aimed at

What disorders are nebulizers recommended for?

Prerequisites for an effective inhalation therapy
Factors determining the respiratory tract deposition of aerosol particles include particle size, particle velocity, geometry of the airways, and inhalation technique.

Device-dependent factors

  • Particle size: the median mass diameter of the aerosol (MMAD) should be less than 5 m in order to allow for an optimum deposition.
  • Aerosol flow: the average breathing volume of healthy individuals is 0.5 litres. With 12 breaths per minute, a minute volume of ca. 6 litres is achieved. Delivery of aerosol at preset flow rates is likely to result in excessive volumes and thus in losses (extra-thoracic deposition).

Patient-dependent factors

  • Geometry of the airways: each individual airway has its own characteristics, i.e. airway geometry cannot be influenced.
  • Inhalation technique: to a certain extent, conscious breathing helps the patient influence deposition height and target.