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Table 2 Advantages of individualised controlled inhalation (ICI) for research and routine therapy.

From: Novel devices for individualized controlled inhalation can optimize aerosol therapy in efficacy, patient care and power of clinical trials

Advantages of ICI Benefit for clinical trials Benefit for out patient treatment
Reduction of side effects Lower number of drop outs Higher quality of life and compliance
Lower lung drug dose variability Reduction in the number of patients to be included Increase of efficiency
Better drug targeting Increase of efficiency
Electronic compliance control Reduction in the number of patients to be included Extended feedback for physicians
Higher drug exploitation Lower drug costs