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A review of nebulized drug delivery in COPD

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, October 2016
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (66th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (66th percentile)

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Title
A review of nebulized drug delivery in COPD
Published in
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, October 2016
DOI 10.2147/copd.s114034
Pubmed ID
Authors

Donald Tashkin

Abstract

Current guidelines recommend inhaled pharmacologic therapy as the preferred route of administration for treating COPD. Bronchodilators (β2-agonists and antimuscarinics) are the mainstay of pharmacologic therapy in patients with COPD, with long-acting agents recommended for patients with moderate to severe symptoms or those who are at a higher risk for COPD exacerbations. Dry powder inhalers and pressurized metered dose inhalers are the most commonly used drug delivery devices, but they may be inadequate in various clinical scenarios (eg, the elderly, the cognitively impaired, and hospitalized patients). As more drugs become available in solution formulations, patients with COPD and their caregivers are becoming increasingly satisfied with nebulized drug delivery, which provides benefits similar to drugs delivered by handheld inhalers in both symptom relief and improved quality of life. This article reviews recent innovations in nebulized drug delivery and the important role of nebulized therapy in the treatment of COPD.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 74 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 12%
Student > Master 9 12%
Other 8 11%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 15 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 18%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 10 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 7%
Engineering 5 7%
Other 9 12%
Unknown 18 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2016.
All research outputs
#2,122,956
of 8,539,982 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#324
of 1,095 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#83,352
of 250,991 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
#31
of 95 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 8,539,982 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 74th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,095 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 250,991 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 95 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 66% of its contemporaries.