Tailoring medication administration to obtain the optimal chronobiologic function of individuals with respiratory disorders has been studied by numerous researchers. Integration of chronobiologic concepts into therapeutic regimens for patients with chronic airflow obstruction has been, successful in reducing nocturnal symptoms of reduced airflow. Application of chronotherapeutic concepts in administration of commonly used respiratory medications is presented. Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic chronotherapeutic implications for providing care for critically ill patients with respiratory disorders are discussed
Respiratory Pharmacology| May 01 1995
Chronotherapy in Acutely Ill Patients With Respiratory Disorders: Part II. Application of Chronopharmacology in Patient Care
Jacqueline Fowler Byers, RN, MSN, CCRN;
From the Orlando Regional Healthcare System and the Department of Nursing, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
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AACN Adv Crit Care (1995) 6 (2): 323–332.
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Jacqueline Fowler Byers, Mary Lou Noll; Chronotherapy in Acutely Ill Patients With Respiratory Disorders: Part II. Application of Chronopharmacology in Patient Care. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 May 1995; 6 (2): 323–332. doi:
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