A Cochrane review found that those treated with continuously nebulized bronchodilators had lower rates of hospitalization, greater improvements in pulmonary function test results, and similar rates of adverse events compared with those treated intermittently. Continuous treatment allows greater compliance with the goal of delivering the equivalent of three intermittent bronchodilator treatments in the first hour of care. In addition, this method will result in less respiratory therapy time and costs; it has been shown to be safe, and it may benefit the sickest patients the most.
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