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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785104/respiratory-medication-used-in-copd-patients-from-seven-latin-american-countries-the-lassyc-study
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Alejandro Casas, Maria Montes de Oca, Ana Mb Menezes, Fernando C Wehrmeister, Maria Victorina Lopez Varela, Laura Mendoza, Larissa Ramírez, Marc Miravitlles
Background: Limited information is available regarding medication use in COPD patients from Latin America. This study evaluated the type of medication used and the adherence to different inhaled treatments in stable COPD patients from the Latin American region. Methods: This was an observational, cross-sectional, multinational, and multicenter study in COPD patients attended by specialist doctors from seven Latin American countries. Adherence to inhaled therapy was assessed using the Test of Adherence to Inhalers (TAI) questionnaire...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775687/effects-of-bronchodilation-on-biomarkers-of-peripheral-airway-inflammation-in-copd
#2
Pierachille Santus, Dejan Radovanovic, Susanna Mascetti, Alessia Pauletti, Vincenzo Valenti, Marco Mantero, Alberto Papi, Marco Contoli
Peripheral airway inflammation and dysfunction are key elements in the pathogenesis of COPD. The exhaled alveolar fraction of nitric oxide (CANO) is an indirect biomarker of lung peripheral inflammation. We tested whether inhaled long-acting bronchodilators (LABA) can affect CANO and we evaluated correlations with lung mechanics in patients with COPD. Two-centre, randomised, double blind, crossover study including COPD patients with moderate-to-severe airflow obstruction. Following a pharmacological washout, multi-flow exhaled fraction of NO (FENO), plethysmography, lung diffusion (DLCO), single breath nitrogen washout test and dyspnoea were measured in a crossover manner at baseline and 30, 60 and 180 minutes following administration of salmeterol (Sal) or formoterol fumarate (FF)...
May 15, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763411/characteristics-and-health-care-resource-use-of-subjects-with-copd-in-the-year-before-initiating-lama-monotherapy-or-lama-laba-combination-therapy-a-u-s-database-study
#3
Saurabh Nagar, Jeetvan Patel, Richard H Stanford
PURPOSE: To characterize subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) newly initiated on long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) or dual LAMA/long-acting β2-adrenergic agonist (LABA) therapy. DESIGN: This pilot/preliminary analysis was a retrospective crosssectional study of subjects with COPD from the Optum Impact National Managed Care Benchmark Database. METHODOLOGY: Subjects with at least one LAMA prescription in the index period (July 2008-June 2009) were included and stratified by treatment...
May 2018: Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750142/single-inhaler-triple-therapy-in-symptomatic-copd-patients-fulfil-subgroup-analyses
#4
David M G Halpin, Ruby Birk, Noushin Brealey, Gerard J Criner, Mark T Dransfield, Emma Hilton, David A Lomas, Chang-Qing Zhu, David A Lipson
Triple inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA)/long-acting β2 -agonist (LABA) therapy is recommended for symptomatic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and at risk of exacerbations. However, the benefits versus side-effects of triple inhaled therapy for COPD, based on distinct patient clinical profiles, are unclear. FULFIL, a phase III, randomised, double-blind study, compared 24 weeks of once-daily fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI) 100/62...
April 2018: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725530/long-acting-muscarinic-antagonist-and-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-agonist-therapy-to-optimize-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-prior-to-lung-cancer-surgery
#5
Takashi Makino, Hajime Otsuka, Yoshinobu Hata, Satoshi Koezuka, Yoko Azuma, Kazutoshi Isobe, Keishi Sugino, Satoru Ebihara, Sakae Homma, Akira Iyoda
Bronchodilators are essential for the perioperative management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) undergoing surgery for lung cancer. The objective of the present study was to examine whether the usage of a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) with a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) could optimize preoperative lung function and reduce the risk for postoperative pulmonary complications. Thirty-two consecutive patients with moderate-to-severe COPD who underwent a lobectomy for lung cancer and received preoperative LAMA (n=19) or LAMA/LABA (n=13) therapy between January 2005 and December 2015 were enrolled in this retrospective study...
May 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29719507/breathomics-for-assessing-the-effects-of-treatment-and-withdrawal-with-inhaled-beclomethasone-formoterol-in-patients-with-copd
#6
Paolo Montuschi, Giuseppe Santini, Nadia Mores, Alessia Vignoli, Francesco Macagno, Rugia Shoreh, Leonardo Tenori, Gina Zini, Leonello Fuso, Chiara Mondino, Corrado Di Natale, Arnaldo D'Amico, Claudio Luchinat, Peter J Barnes, Tim Higenbottam
Background: Prospective pharmacological studies on breathomics profiles in COPD patients have not been previously reported. We assessed the effects of treatment and withdrawal of an extrafine inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)-long-acting β2 -agonist (LABA) fixed dose combination (FDC) using a multidimensional classification model including breathomics. Methods: A pilot, proof-of-concept, pharmacological study was undertaken in 14 COPD patients on maintenance treatment with inhaled fluticasone propionate/salmeterol (500/50 μg b...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716427/the-safety-of-dual-bronchodilation-on-cardiovascular-serious-adverse-events-in-copd
#7
Paola Rogliani, Josuel Ora, Maria Gabriella Matera, Mario Cazzola, Luigino Calzetta
Introduction Long-acting β2 -adrenoceptor (β2 -AR) agonists (LABAs) plus long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) is the cornerstone for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). LABA/LAMA combinations elicit clinical and functional synergistic interaction, and such an interaction should permit to reduce the dose of each monocomponent in the drug mixture to minimize the risk of adverse events (AEs). Overall, currently available LABA/LAMA fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) combine the drugs at the same doses of formulations designed for a single drug...
May 1, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713156/indacaterol-glycopyrronium-reduces-the-risk-of-clinically-important-deterioration-after-direct-switch-from-baseline-therapies-in-patients-with-moderate-copd-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-crystal-study
#8
Timm Greulich, Konstantinos Kostikas, Mina Gaga, Maryam Aalamian-Mattheis, Nadine S Lossi, Francesco Patalano, Xavier Nunez, Veronica A Pagano, Robert Fogel, Claus F Vogelmeier, Andreas Clemens
Purpose: COPD is a progressive disease characterized by exacerbations and a decline in health status and lung function. Clinically important deterioration (CID) is a composite endpoint used to evaluate treatment efficacy. This analysis evaluated the impact of a direct switch to once-daily indacaterol/glycopyrronium 110/50 µg (IND/GLY) from previous monotherapy with a long-acting β2 -agonist (LABA) or long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) or with an LABA and an inhaled corticosteroid (LABA + ICS) on reducing CID...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705779/when-two-drugs-are-better-than-three-re-modulating-the-therapeutic-plan-of-a-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patient
#9
Antonella Ielpo, Ernesto Crisafulli
We present the case of a 77-year-old man diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) stage D with emphysema phenotype and treated with triple therapy (salmeterol, fluticasone propionate, and tiotropium) for 1 year without relevant improvements in exertional dyspnea and disease impact. After switching to combination therapy with a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) (indacaterol/glycopyrronium), we observed, in a 3-month period, a substantial reduction of the modified Medical Research Council (mMRC) dyspnea scale and COPD Assessment Test (CAT) scores...
2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670344/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-a-fixed-dose-combination-of-indacaterol-and-glycopyrronium-as-maintenance-treatment-for-copd
#10
Ming-Cheng Chan, Elise Chia-Hui Tan, Ming-Chin Yang
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the long-acting beta-2 agonist (LABA)/long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) dual bronchodilator indacaterol/glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) as a maintenance treatment for COPD patients from the perspective of health care payer in Taiwan. Patients and methods: We adopted a patient-level simulation model, which included a cohort of COPD patients aged ≥40 years. The intervention used in the study was the treatment using IND/GLY, and comparators were tiotropium or salmeterol/fluticasone combination (SFC)...
2018: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668352/once-daily-single-inhaler-triple-versus-dual-therapy-in-patients-with-copd
#11
David A Lipson, Frank Barnhart, Noushin Brealey, Jean Brooks, Gerard J Criner, Nicola C Day, Mark T Dransfield, David M G Halpin, MeiLan K Han, C Elaine Jones, Sally Kilbride, Peter Lange, David A Lomas, Fernando J Martinez, Dave Singh, Maggie Tabberer, Robert A Wise, Steven J Pascoe
Background The benefits of triple therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with an inhaled glucocorticoid, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), and a long-acting β2 -agonist (LABA), as compared with dual therapy (either inhaled glucocorticoid-LABA or LAMA-LABA), are uncertain. Methods In this randomized trial involving 10,355 patients with COPD, we compared 52 weeks of a once-daily combination of fluticasone furoate (an inhaled glucocorticoid) at a dose of 100 μg, umeclidinium (a LAMA) at a dose of 62...
April 18, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650761/once-daily-triple-therapy-inhaler-for-copd
#12
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▼Trelegy Ellipta (GSK) is a dry powder inhaler containing fluticasone furoate (inhaled corticosteroid [ICS]), vilanterol trifenatate (long-acting beta2 agonist [LABA]) and umeclidinium bromide (long-acting muscarinic antagonist [LAMA]).1 It is licensed for once-daily use as maintenance treatment for adults with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are not adequately treated by a combination of an ICS and a LABA. Here, we consider the evidence for this combination product and discuss how it fits with current management strategies...
April 2018: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629403/effectiveness-of-umeclidinium-vilanterol-for-protocolized-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbation-in-hospitalized-patients-a-sequential-period-analysis
#13
Todd W Chapin, Michael A Mann, Gary L Brown, Traci L Leitheiser, Becky Anderson, David D Leedahl
Background: Bronchodilator therapy is a foundation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation treatment. Although international guidelines recommend short-acting formulations given multiple times per day, long-acting formulations have not been adequately evaluated. The objective of our study was to determine the effectiveness of umeclidinium-vilanterol (UME/VIL), long-acting beta2-agonist/long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LABA/LAMA) as a once-daily alternative for treating COPD exacerbations in hospitalized patients...
January 24, 2018: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629401/pattern-and-adherence-to-maintenance-medication-use-in-medicare-beneficiaries-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-2008-2013
#14
Shawn P E Nishi, Matthew Maslonka, Wei Zhang, Yong-Fang Kuo, Gulshan Sharma
Background: Maintenance medications provide symptomatic relief, improve lung function and reduce the risk of exacerbations in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Despite their proven benefits, limited information exists on maintenance medication use and adherence among users. Objective: We examined the patterns and factors associated with the receipt of and adherence to maintenance medication in individuals with COPD. Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional study of 5% of Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Parts A, B and D with COPD who received maintenance medication from 2008 to 2013 was conducted...
January 24, 2018: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases: Journal of the COPD Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626716/pharmacological-mechanisms-leading-to-synergy-in-fixed-dose-dual-bronchodilator-therapy
#15
REVIEW
Luigino Calzetta, Maria Gabriella Matera, Mario Cazzola
Long-acting β2 adrenoceptor agonists (LABAs) in combination with long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) can elicit functional and clinical benefits in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). LABA/LAMA combinations synergistically relax human isolated airways at the level of the medium and small bronchi. LABAs and LAMAs both modulate the bronchial tone via different pathways localized at the level of presynaptic parasympathetic fibers and airway smooth muscle cells. The exact nature of the interactions between these pathways is not completely understood, but there is cross-talk at many levels in airway smooth muscle cells that is also regulated by the activity of calcium-activated potassium channels and protein tyrosine kinases...
April 4, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567116/cardiovascular-safety-profile-of-a-fixed-dose-combination-of-glycopyrrolate-and-formoterol-fumarate-delivered-via-metered-dose-inhaler-using-co-suspension-delivery-technology
#16
Gary T Ferguson, Colin Reisner, James Pearle, Paolo DePetrillo, Andrea Maes, Ubaldo J Martin
BACKGROUND: Glycopyrrolate/formoterol fumarate (GFF) metered dose inhaler (MDI) is a fixed-dose combination of the long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), glycopyrrolate (GP), and the long-acting β2 -agonist (LABA), formoterol fumarate (FF), delivered via metered dose inhaler using innovative co-suspension delivery technology. Here we report the results of two studies that examined the cardiovascular safety of GFF MDI. METHODS: The thorough QT (TQT) study was a Phase I, randomized, double-blind, single-dose, crossover study to assess GFF MDI 18/9...
April 2018: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29553450/management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbations-at-the-nasser-medical-complex-a-clinical-audit
#17
Maha Al-Faqawi, Yousef Abuowda, Alaa Eldeen Elmassry, Bettina Böttcher
BACKGROUND: The frequency and severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations are the most important determinants of prognosis in COPD. The aim of this study was to assess the management of patients presenting with COPD exacerbations at the Nasser Medical Complex in the Gaza Strip and to compare the management with the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease guidelines (GOLD 2015). METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all patients admitted to Nasser Medical Complex and diagnosed with COPD exacerbation between Jan 1, 2014, and Dec 31, 2016...
February 21, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549687/role-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-the-exacerbation-rate-of-moderate-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#18
Maida Rakanović Todić, Sanita Maleškić, Lejla Burnazović Ristić, Aida Kulo Ćesić, Jasna Kusturica, Besim Prnjavorac
Aim To analyse frequency of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation in patients on therapy with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and relevant factors that influence the rate of COPD exacerbations in a subgroup of moderate illness, like FEV1, comorbidities and other concomitant therapy. Methods The study included patients with moderate COPD with at least 10 pack-years history of smoking and accompanying cardiovascular comorbidity. Demographic data, frequency of exacerbations and information about proscribed treatments - ICS alone or in combination with long acting beta agonist (LABA), were collected from medical records for the previous 12 months from the index date...
February 1, 2018: Medicinski Glasnik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537340/single-inhaler-triple-therapy-utilizing-the-once-daily-combination-of-fluticasone-furoate-umeclidinium-and-vilanterol-in-the-management-of-copd-the-current-evidence-base-and-future-prospects
#19
Mario Malerba, Matteo Nardin, Giuseppe Santini, Nadia Mores, Alessandro Radaeli, Paolo Montuschi
Maintenance pharmacological treatment for stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is based on inhaled drugs, including long-acting muscarinic receptor antagonists (LAMA), long-acting β2 -adrenoceptor agonists (LABA) and inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Inhaled pharmacological treatment can improve patients' daily symptoms and reduce decline of pulmonary function and acute exacerbation rate. Treatment with all three inhaled drug classes is reserved for selected, more severe, patients with COPD when symptoms are not sufficiently controlled by dual LABA/LAMA therapy and exacerbations are frequent...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523532/treatment-patterns-for-patients-hospitalized-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#20
Alpesh N Amin, Vamsi Bollu, Michael D Stensland, Logan Netzer, Vaidyanathan Ganapathy
PURPOSE: Medication treatment patterns for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in inpatient settings were examined, as were the characteristics of patients treated with long-acting bronchodilators (LABDs) during hospitalization. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted using inpatient administrative data from hospitals and medical centers nationwide. All patients discharged from the hospital from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2012, who were at least 40 years of age, had a primary discharge diagnosis of COPD or a secondary diagnosis of COPD with a primary diagnosis of a respiratory condition, and treatment with a bronchodilator were included...
March 15, 2018: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
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