Continuous bronchodilator therapy

Chest. 2007 Jan;131(1):286-9. doi: 10.1378/chest.06-2125.


Inhaled bronchodilators are first-line treatment for acute exacerbations of asthma. Continuous bronchodilator administration is a novel option for the treatment of bronchospasm, which may be more effective than intermittent therapy for patients with severe airflow obstruction. For 2007, coding and billing changes for this modality become effective. This article reviews clinical aspects and outpatient practice management of continuous bronchodilator therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Asthma / drug therapy*
  • Bronchial Spasm / drug therapy*
  • Bronchodilator Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Humans


  • Bronchodilator Agents