Aerochamber Plus Flow-Vu

IHPST · Stan Epstein Collection

Accession Number: 2019.ihpst.93

Description:

A cardboard package, printed primarily in blue and white, contains a plastic artefact within an unopened plastic wrapper. The cardboard package features a photographic image of a blond-haired woman using the artefact within.

The plastic artefact consists primarily of a clear cylindrical body with blue plastic elements at either end of the cylinder. The exterior surface of the cylinder has blue and black printing. At one end of the cylinder is covered by a blue plastic cap. There is an opening at the other end of the artefact.

The plastic packaging contains a paper instruction sheet.

Primary Materials: Plastic, Paper.

Markings:

One surface of the cardboard packaging has the following lot number embossed on its surface: “L/N 1000752”

The printing on the cardboard packaging notes that the artefact is BPA free.

Dimensions (cm):

(Box) Height = 15.5, Width = 5.2, Length = 5.2.

Function:

The Aerochamber (referred to a “spacer”) is designed to prevent errors in the use of the pressurized metered dose inhaler.

Condition:

Very Good: One corner of the cardboard packaging is slightly crushed. The artefact in the unopened plastic package is in new condition.

Manufacturer:

Trudell Medical International, London, On, Canada.

Date of Manufacture: c. 2009

Provenance:

Trudell Medical International, London, On, Canada.

Additional Information and References:

Epstein SW, Manning P, Ashley MJ, Corey PN. Survey of the Clinical Use of Pressurized Aerosol Inhalers. Canadian Medical Association Journal 120 (1979): 813-816.

D. Corr, M. Dolovich, D. McCormack, R. Ruffin, G. Ominski, M. Newhouse: The Aerochamber: A New Demand /Inhalation Devise for Delivery of Aerosolized Drugs. American Review of Respiratory Disease (1980), 121:123

Weeke, Eva Rung “Reported Clinical Experiences with Inhaled Terbutaline Aerosol via Spacer Devices.” In Metered Dose Inhalers: An International Workshop (October 17-19, 1983, Mont Ste. Marie, Qc). edited by S. W. Epstein. 105-109. Mississauga, OnL Astra Pharmaceuticals Canada, 1984.

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