Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchiectasis

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a collective term for the conditions previously described separately as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. At the Ciba Guest

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Pivotal phase III trial of Yupelri shows additional control of COPD

Theravance Biopharma and Mylan announced the presentation of data from its pivotal Phase III efficacy studies and a 52-week safety...

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Tudorza Pressair in COPD - FDA adds data to prescribing information

Circassia Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA added new data to the Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium bromide inhalation powder) Prescribing Information that...

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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Guidelines

GOLD 2017 Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of COPD.

Freshly updated for 2017, the latest edition of the Global Strategy document is the premiere evidence-based reference tool for the implementation of effective disease management plans, and represents the current best practices...

Added 2 years ago

An Official American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society Statement: Key Concepts and Advances in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The purpose of this Statement is to update the 2006 document, including a new definition of pulmonary rehabilitation and highlighting key concepts and major advances in the field.

Added 5 years ago

Guidelines for the management of adult lower respiratory tract infections

It provides evidence-based recommendations for the most common management questions occurring in routine clinical practice in the management of adult patients with LRTI.

Added 8 years ago

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Journal articles

Combined aclidinium bromide and long-acting beta2-agonist for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Objectives: To assess the efficacy and safety of combined aclidinium bromide and long-acting beta2-agonists in stable COPD.

Added 2 months ago

Roflumilast in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: towards a better-targeted use.

Introduction: For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), one of the main goals in its management is to reduce the number of disease exacerbations. Roflumilast is an anti-inflammatory compound...

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Inspiratory muscle training improves autonomic modulation and exercise tolerance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease subjects: A randomized-controlled trial.

Objectives: We aimed to evaluate the effect a regular inspiratory muscle training program on autonomic modulation measured by heart rate variability, exercise capacity and respiratory function in chronic obstructive pulmonary...

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Clinical trials

A Study to Evaluate the Effects of BGF and GFF on Specific Image Based Airway Volumes and Resistance in Subjects With Moderate to Severe COPD

This is a randomised, controlled, two period cross-over, 4 weeks chronic dosing, study to evaluate the effects of Budesonide/Glycopyrronium/Formoterol Fumarate (BGF) and Glycopyrronium/Formoterol Fumarate (GFF)

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A Study Comparing the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Fixed Dose Combination (FDC) of FF/UMEC/VI With the FDC of FF/VI and UMEC/VI; Administered Once-daily Via a Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) in Subjects With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The study evaluates the efficacy of fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium bromide/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI) to reduce the annual rate of moderate and severe exacerbations compared with dual therapy...

Added 1 year ago

Study to Patients With Stable COPD to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Aclidinium Bromide/Formoterol Fumarate (DUAKLIR) (AVANT)

This is a multiple dose, randomised, parallel, double blind, double dummy, multicentre and multinational Phase III study to determine the efficacy and safety of Aclidinium bromide/Formoterol fumarate compared with individual components...

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Adam Jeffery

What is Overdiagnosis?

Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of disease that will cause neither morbidity nor mortality during a patient’s lifetime. Doctors are trained to listen, examine, test, diagnose and treat patients, but we are not warned of the possible dangers of “diseases”, the diagnosis of which will not benefit the patient and may also lead to harm. I would argue that the Hippocratic oath, in particular “Primum non nocere” (first, do no harm) should be at the forefront of every clinician’s mind when seeing patients.

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Managing acute exacerbations of COPD in primary care

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: diagnosis and assessment of severity

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Older lady with uncontrolled COPD

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