Other Publications

This page contains several publication summaries that cover the devices used, burden, epidemiology, management and phenotypes of patients with COPD.

Devices

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation and inhaler device handling: real-life assessment of 2,935 patients

This study evaluated the real-life handling of the most frequently prescribed inhalation devices used in COPD treatment.


Burden

The impact of morning symptoms on daily activities in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

This is an original research paper reporting the results of a survey assessing the impact of morning symptoms on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

COPD uncovered: an international survey on the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on a working age population

This is an original research paper reporting the results of the COPD Uncovered study, which aimed to characterize the heterogeneity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


Epidemiology

Symptom variability in patients with severe COPD: a pan-European cross-sectional study

This is an original research paper reporting the results of an observational study, designed to assess the variability and fluctuations in symptoms in patients with COPD who were not exacerbating.

International variation in the prevalence of COPD (The BOLD Study): a population-based prevalence study

This is an original research paper reporting the results of The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) Initiative study, which aimed to identify the prevalence of and risk factors for COPD.


Management

Call to action: improving primary care for women with COPD

In this review, authors summarise key literature and provide their thoughts on how to improve the awareness, prevention and gender-focused management of COPD in women worldwide.

GOLD Global Strategy Major 2017 Revision: What’s new?

The report aims to provide a non-biased synthesis of current evidence for the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of COPD, and has been used worldwide by healthcare professionals as a tool to implement effective management programmes.

Improving the management of COPD in women

In this review, the authors summarise key literature and provide their thoughts on how to improve the management of COPD in women worldwide.

The role of bronchodilator treatment in the prevention of exacerbations of COPD

This review paper considers the evidence for a preventive effect of long-acting bronchodilator treatment on COPD exacerbations and explores possible mechanisms for such an effect.

Challenges of COPD diagnosis

This is a review paper outlining the challenges associated with the differential diagnosis of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and implications for treatment strategies.

The scientific rationale for combining long-acting beta2-agonists and muscarinic antagonists in COPD

This is a review paper outlining the scientific rationale and supporting clinical data for combining bronchodilators of different classes in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


Patient phenotypes

Susceptibility to exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

This is an original research paper reporting the results of an analysis of large observational cohort of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Characterisation of COPD heterogeneity in the ECLIPSE cohort

This is an original research paper reporting the results of the Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate Endpoints (ECLIPSE) study.