Asthma therapy and a tracheostomy

J Laryngol Otol. 1989 Apr;103(4):427-8. doi: 10.1017/s0022215100109168.


A spacer device was modified to deliver aerosols of beclomethasone diproprionate, ipratropium and bromide salbutamol, to an asthmatic child with a tracheostomy, where symptoms were poorly controlled with nebulized therapy. This resulted in a marked improvement in symptoms and a dramatic reduction in the time spent administering drugs.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aerosols
  • Asthma / drug therapy*
  • Bronchodilator Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Bronchodilator Agents / therapeutic use
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Tracheostomy*


  • Aerosols
  • Bronchodilator Agents