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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338973/asthma-copd-overlap-a-portuguese-survey
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E Padrão, D Araújo, A Todo Bom, C Robalo Cordeiro, J Correia de Sousa, J Cardoso, M Morais-Almeida, R Costa, F Pavão, R B Leite, A Marques
INTRODUCTION: The overlap between asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (ACO) has been discussed for many years but clinical recommendations for this entity have been diverse. This study is intended to reach a consensus on diagnosis, treatment and patient orientation for ACO, within the Portuguese medical community. METHODS: This study was conducted by a multidisciplinary panel of experts from three distinct medical specialties (Pulmonology, Family Medicine and Immunoallergology)...
January 12, 2018: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337458/-pulmonary-diseases-asthma-copd-and-sleep-apnea-syndrome
#2
Béatrice Duxbury, Émilie Chappuis-Gisin, Salim Chucri, Jean-Paul Janssens
Among the novelties described in the management of pulmonary disorders during the year 2017, we chose to describe three. First, the indication for inhaled glucocorticosteroids (ICS) in COPD has been revisited, because of their relationship with an increased occurence of pneumonia : ICS are now recommended only in severe COPD (GOLD D) with frequent exacerbations as second line treatment. Secondly, azithromycine has shown very promising results in poorly controlled severe asthma, with a significant impact on symptoms and exacerbations...
January 10, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331313/predictors-of-exacerbation-risk-and-response-to-budesonide-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-three-randomised-trials
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Mona Bafadhel, Stefan Peterson, Miguel A De Blas, Peter M Calverley, Stephen I Rennard, Kai Richter, Malin Fagerås
BACKGROUND: The peripheral blood eosinophil count might help identify those patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who will experience fewer exacerbations when taking inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Previous post-hoc analyses have proposed eosinophil cutoffs that are both arbitrary and limited in evaluating complex interactions of treatment response. We modelled eosinophil count as a continuous variable to determine the characteristics that determine both exacerbation risk and clinical response to ICS in patients with COPD...
January 10, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238182/adherence-to-a-copd-treatment-guideline-among-patients-in-hong-kong
#4
Ka Pang Chan, Fanny Ws Ko, Hok Sum Chan, Mo Lin Wong, Thomas Yw Mok, Kah Lin Choo, David Sc Hui
Background: This study aimed to assess the adherence rate of pharmacological treatment to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guideline published in 2011 and the prevalence of comorbidities among patients with COPD in Hong Kong (HK). Methods: Patients were recruited from five tertiary respiratory centers and followed up for 12 months. Data on baseline physiological, spirometric parameters, use of COPD medications and coexisting comorbidities were collected...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237699/single-inhaler-triple-therapy-for-copd
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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted marketing authorisation for a pressurised metered dose inhaler (pMDI) containing beclometasone dipropionate, formoterol fumarate dihydrate and glycopyrronium bromide (Trimbow - Chiesi Pharmaceuticals) for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients not adequately treated with a combination of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and a long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA).1-3 The manufacturer claims that this is a significant treatment advance for COPD patients, and that the use of one inhaler should simplify therapy and, therefore, may improve adherence...
December 2017: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230274/factors-influencing-pharmacological-treatment-in-copd-a-comparison-of-2005-and-2014
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Josefin Sundh, Joakim Åberg, Mikael Hasselgren, Scott Montgomery, Björn Ställberg, Karin Lisspers, Christer Janson
Introduction: The aim was to investigate how the pattern of pharmacological treatment in Swedish patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has changed over a decade, and to identify factors associated with treatment. Methods: Data on patient characteristics and pharmacological treatment were collected using questionnaires from two separate cohorts of randomly selected primary and secondary care patients with a doctor's diagnosis of COPD in central Sweden, in 2005 (n = 1111) and 2014 (n = 1329)...
2017: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216852/access-to-affordable-medicines-and-diagnostic-tests-for-asthma-and-copd-in-sub-saharan-africa-the-ugandan-perspective
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Davis Kibirige, Leaticia Kampiire, David Atuhe, Raymond Mwebaze, Winceslaus Katagira, Winters Muttamba, Rebecca Nantanda, William Worodria, Bruce Kirenga
BACKGROUND: Equitable access to affordable medicines and diagnostic tests is an integral component of optimal clinical care of patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In Uganda, we lack contemporary data about the availability, cost and affordability of medicines and diagnostic tests essential in asthma and COPD management. METHODS: Data on the availability, cost and affordability of 17 medicines and 2 diagnostic tests essential in asthma and COPD management were collected from 22 public hospitals, 23 private and 85 private pharmacies...
December 8, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206637/effects-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-long-acting-agonists-in-a-single-inhaler-versus-inhaled-corticosteroids-alone-on-all-cause-mortality-pneumonia-and-fracture-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-nationwide-cohort-study-2002-2013
#8
Kyoung Hee Cho, Young Sam Kim, John A Linton, Chung Mo Nam, Young Choi, Eun-Cheol Park
BACKGROUND: Both inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long-acting ?-agonists (LABA) have been recommended for the treatment of severe/moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but mild COPD has not been frequently studied. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study to compare the effect of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and ICS/long-acting ?-agonist (LABA) in a single inhaler on all-cause mortality and adverse events, such as pneumonia and fracture, in patients with newly diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)...
September 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183382/a-proposal-for-the-withdrawal-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-the-clinical-practice-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#9
REVIEW
Marc Miravitlles, Borja G Cosío, Aurelio Arnedillo, Myriam Calle, Bernardino Alcázar-Navarrete, Cruz González, Cristóbal Esteban, Juan Antonio Trigueros, José Miguel Rodríguez González-Moro, José Antonio Quintano Jiménez, Adolfo Baloira
According to the current clinical practice guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the addition of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) to long-acting β2 agonist therapy is recommended in patients with moderate-to-severe disease and an increased risk of exacerbations. However, ICS are largely overprescribed in clinical practice, and most patients are unlikely to benefit from long-term ICS therapy.Evidence from recent randomized-controlled trials supports the hypothesis that ICS can be safely and effectively discontinued in patients with stable COPD and in whom ICS therapy may not be indicated, without detrimental effects on lung function, health status, or risk of exacerbations...
November 28, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181828/influence-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-on-bronchial-inflammation-and-pulmonary-function-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-moderate-obstruction
#10
Iza Toczyska, Ewa Zwolińska, Andrzej Chcialowski
Inflammation in the bronchial respiratory tract and lung parenchyma underlies the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It consists of effector cell infiltration, changes in reticular basement membrane (RBM) thickness, and the content of inflammatory mediators. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on the number of inflammatory cells and RBM thickness in bronchial biopsies, and pulmonary function in patients with moderate COPD. Twenty four patients with newly diagnosed COPD were included into the study...
November 28, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178871/efficacy-and-safety-of-tiotropium-and-olodaterol-in-copd-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#11
Marc Miravitlles, Gerard Urrutia, Alexander G Mathioudakis, Julio Ancochea
BACKGROUND: Long-acting bronchodilators are the cornerstone of pharmacologic treatment of COPD. The new combination of long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) tiotropium (TIO) and long acting beta-agonists (LABA) olodaterol (OLO) has been introduced as fist line therapy for COPD. This article analyses the evidence of efficacy and safety of the TIO/OLO combination. METHODS: A systematic review and metaanalysis of randomized controlled trials (RCT) with a period of treatment of at least 6 weeks, in patients with COPD confirmed by spirometry, comparing combined treatment with TIO/OLO (approved doses only), with any of the mono-components or any other active comparator administered as an inhalator...
November 25, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156455/-the-overrated-impact-of-inhaled-substances-laba-lama-ics-on-exacerbation-rates-in-copd
#12
D Köhler, D Dellweg
Numerous studies have shown that exacerbation rates in COPD can be significantly reduced by long acting beta-2-agonists (LABA), long acting anticholinergic agents (LAMA) and inhaled steroids (ICS). Elaborate and extensive investigations however failed to prove that the reduction in exacerbation rates leads to life prolongation. As opposed to this, numerous studies have shown a reduction in life expectancy with increasing number and severity of exacerbations.This review aimed at comparing these studies and to elaborate the relevance and reduction of exacerbations rates by LABA, LAMA and ICS application through effect size calculation by means of Cohens' d...
November 20, 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150178/-relationships-between-copd-and-nontuberculous-mycobacteria-pulmonary-infections
#13
REVIEW
C Balavoine, C Andréjak, S Marchand-Adam, F X Blanc
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) pulmonary infections are increasingly frequent in pneumological practice. The diagnosis is based on an association of clinical, microbiological and radiological criteria. Some risk factors for NTM disease have been described, including chronic respiratory diseases, but without specific focus on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD patients have more risk to be infected by NTM than patients with the main other chronic respiratory diseases (except cystic fibrosis) (odds ratio [OR] at 15...
November 14, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148205/inhaled-corticosteroids-and-the-risks-of-low-energy-fractures-in-patients-with-chronic-airway-diseases-a-propensity-score-matched-study
#14
Chun-Hao Tsai, Lin-Yu Laio, Cheng-Li Lin, Wei-Sheng Chung
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) are crucial anti-inflammatory medications for chronic airway diseases. Studies investigating the relationship between ICSs and fractures in Asian populations are scant. We investigated whether ICSs increased the risk of low-energy fractures in patients with chronic airway diseases. METHODS: We used the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database to select patients aged 20 years and older with chronic airway diseases (asthma and COPD) between 2000 and 2011 as the base cohort...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138555/the-efficacy-of-extrafine-beclomethasone-dipropionate-formoterol-fumarate-in-copd-patients-who-are-not-frequent-exacerbators-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-the-forward-study
#15
Dave Singh, Stefano Vezzoli, Stefano Petruzzelli, Alberto Papi
The GOLD 2017 strategy document recommends that the pharmacological management of COPD patients be based on the risk of future exacerbations and the severity of symptoms. A threshold of two moderate exacerbations or one hospitalization is used to define high-risk patients. The FORWARD study was a randomized, double-blind, parallel-group trial that compared 48 weeks' treatment with extrafine beclomethasone dipropionate plus formoterol fumarate (BDP-FF) versus FF in severe COPD patients with a history of one or more exacerbations in the previous year...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120273/triple-therapy-in-copd-what-we-know-and-what-we-don-t
#16
Peter M A Calverley, Helgo Magnussen, Marc Miravitlles, Jadwiga A Wedzicha
Triple inhaled therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) consists of an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), a long-acting β2-agonist (LABA) and a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) taken in combination. Triple therapy is recommended by the Global initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) for patients who experience recurrent exacerbations despite treatment with either a dual bronchodilator (preferred initial therapy) or LABA/ICS combination (alternative initial therapy). Although there is evidence for the greater efficacy of triple therapy compared with LABA/ICS and LAMA monotherapy with regards to improved lung function, health status, and exacerbation rate, the efficacy of triple therapy when compared with dual bronchodilation (LABA/LAMA) is as yet unknown...
December 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116901/use-of-ics-in-copd-from-blockbuster-medicine-to-precision-medicine
#17
Marco Contoli, Angelo G Corsico, Pierachille Santus, Fabiano Di Marco, Fulvio Braido, Paola Rogliani, Luigi Calzetta, Nicola Scichilone
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of mortality worldwide, whose burden is expected to increase in the next decades, because of numerous risk factors, including the aging of the population. COPD is both preventable and treatable by an effective management including risk factor reduction, prevention, assessment, and treatment of acute exacerbations and co-morbidities. The available agents approved for COPD treatment are long-acting or ultra-long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) and long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) bronchodilators, as well as inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in combination with LABAs...
November 8, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115881/a-review-of-current-and-developing-fixed-dose-laba-lama-combinations-for-treating-copd
#18
Chitra Lal, Charlie Strange
The current GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) recommendations suggest using long acting β2 agonists (LABA) and long acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA) in combination for group B COPD patients with persistent symptoms, group C COPD patients with further exacerbations on LAMA therapy alone and for group D COPD patients with or without combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Thus, there is a lot of interest in developing LABA/LAMA combinations for maintenance therapy of chronic stable COPD...
November 15, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105270/inappropriate-inhaled-corticosteroid-prescribing-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
#19
Amelia Harrison, Brigitte Borg, Bruce Thompson, Mark Hew, Eli Dabscheck
The Australian National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) guidelines recommend that inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) be reserved for patients with a post-bronchodilator forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1 ) less than 50% predicted and those who experience ≥2 exacerbations in 12 months. In total, 707 COPD patients were identified from the lung function test database at our tertiary hospital; 52.4% of patients with a post-bronchodilator FEV1 ≥50% were prescribed an ICS. Significant discordance exists between guideline recommendations and inhaler prescription...
November 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099646/emphysematous-phenotype-is-characterized-by-low-blood-eosinophils-a-cross-sectional-study
#20
Andriana I Papaioannou, Konstantinos Kostikas, Anastasia Papaporfyriou, Leonidas Angelakis, Evgenia Papathanasiou, Georgios Hillas, Argyro Mazioti, Petros Bakakos, Nikolaos Koulouris, Spyros Papiris, Stelios Loukides
Sputum and blood eosinophils are proposed as candidate biomarkers for the identification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients at risk for exacerbation and treatment response. In this study, we evaluated the associations of eosinophils with the presence of emphysema in COPD patients. Induced sputum and blood eosinophil measurements were performed in consecutive COPD patients. Patients underwent lung function testing and high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the chest and the presence of emphysema was quantified...
December 2017: COPD
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