Inhalation therapy for bronchial obstruction in children: traditional approaches and new opportunities

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Acute respiratory infections are widespread in the pediatric population and represent a significant burden to the health care system and families of patients. Anatomic ans physiological features of preschool children and individual predisposition, especially atopic phenotype, determine high risk of complicated course of acute respiratory infections with bronchial obstruction syndrome. The etiological factors of recurrent AR are quite diverse – from chronic infections to foreign bodies of the bronchi or genetically determined diseases, but the most common cause of recurrent AR in children remains bronchial asthma. Therapy of acute obstructive episode in real clinical practice is most often similar to therapy of bronchial asthma attack and includes effects on the main components of pathogenesis: contraction of smooth muscles, mucus hypersecretion and inflammatory edema of the bronchial wall. There has been accumulated a great practical experience of using combined preparation of fenoterol and ipratropium bromide, which currently exists also in the form of domestic medicinal product Astmasol®-SOLOpharm. In addition to standard bronchodilator and mucoconstrictor therapy, hypertonic solutions, in particular Ingasalin® 3%, are an important component of therapy of prolonged obstruction and relapse prevention. The possibilities of this remedy in shortening of terms of obstructive disorders and decrease of risk of antibiotic therapy are demonstrated by clinical example.

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Andrei V. Kamaev

Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University

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ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9654-3429

Cand. Sci. (Med.), Assoc. Prof., Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg

Olga V. Trusova

Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University

ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0854-1536

Cand. Sci. (Med.), Assoc. Prof., Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg

Irina V. Makarova

Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University


Cand. Sci. (Med.), Assoc. Prof., Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg

Dmitrii S. Korostovtsev

Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University


D. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg


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