The Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases and Respiratory-Related Conditions With Inhaled (Nebulized or Aerosolized) Glutathione

Jonathan Prousky

Disclosures

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2008;5(1):27-35. 

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Methods

Computer searches were conducted of English and non-English language articles in the Biomedical Reference Collection (1984 to August 2006), CINAHL (1982 to August 2006), MEDLINE (1965 to August 2006) and Nursing and Allied Health Collection (1985 to August 2006) databases. Articles were searched with the key search terms 'Nebulized Glutathione,' and 'Glutathione' in combination with 'Aerosol' OR 'Inhalation.' These keywords were also searched with words related to pulmonary and/or respiratory disease. To supplement the search, references of the articles found from the initial search were reviewed. Hand searching of relevant journals was also completed as part of the search.

To be included in the final review, articles had to report on the use and administration of inhaled GSH for pulmonary diseases and respiratory-related conditions in human subjects. Only peer-reviewed articles were reviewed.

An evidence grade was determined for each article. These evidence grades were adapted from the hierarchy of evidence developed by the Oxford Centre of Evidence Based Medicine ( Table 2 ).[18]

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