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Higher failure of female older asthma patients in use of inhalants: is it due to older age and/or cognition problems?

Authors Soyluk O, Bahat G

Received 21 September 2015

Accepted for publication 23 September 2015

Published 27 November 2015 Volume 2015:10 Pages 1897—1899

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S96783

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Walker


Ozlem Soyluk,1 Gulistan Bahat2

1Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2Division of Geriatrics, Department of Internal Medicine, Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul University, Capa, Istanbul, Turkey

We read the article entitled “Sex differences in use of inhalants by elderly patients with asthma” by Hirose et al with interest.1 In this study, the authors examined the relationship between inhalation procedure and sex difference in elderly patients with asthma. They reported that females failed more in “breath holding”. Therefore, they suggested that elderly female patients with asthma have less understanding of inhaled steroid therapy and thus it is particularly important to confirm that the correct inhalation procedure is used by elderly female patients with asthma.

View original paper by Hirose and colleagues.

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