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Mario Cazzola, Paola Rogliani
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September 15, 2016: Evidence-based Medicine
Marc Miravitlles, Anthony D'Urzo, Dave Singh, Vladimir Koblizek
Identifying patients at risk of exacerbations and managing them appropriately to reduce this risk represents an important clinical challenge. Numerous treatments have been assessed for the prevention of exacerbations and their efficacy may differ by patient phenotype. Given their centrality in the treatment of COPD, there is strong rationale for maximizing bronchodilation as an initial strategy to reduce exacerbation risk irrespective of patient phenotype. Therefore, in patients assessed as frequent exacerbators (>1 exacerbation/year) we propose initial bronchodilator treatment with a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA)/ long-acting β2-agonist (LABA)...
September 10, 2016: Respiratory Research
Simon van der Schans, Lucas M A Goossens, Melinde R S Boland, Janwillem W H Kocks, Maarten J Postma, Job F M van Boven, Maureen P M H Rutten-van Mölken
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a highly prevalent chronic lung disease with considerable clinical and socioeconomic impact. Pharmacologic maintenance drugs (such as bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids) play an important role in the treatment of COPD. The cost effectiveness of these treatments has been frequently assessed, but studies to date have largely neglected the impact of treatment sequence and the exact stage of disease in which the drugs are used in real life...
September 3, 2016: PharmacoEconomics
Fernando J Martinez, Klaus F Rabe, Sanjay Sethi, Emilio Pizzichini, Andrew McIvor, Antonio Anzueto, Vijay K T Alagappan, Shahid Siddiqui, Ludmyla Rekeda, Christopher J Miller, Sofia Zetterstrand, Colin Reisner, Stephen I Rennard
RATIONALE: Moderate and severe exacerbations are incompletely prevented by maximal inhalation therapy in patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether roflumilast reduces moderate and/or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations in patients at risk for exacerbations despite treatment with inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting β2-agonist with or without a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA). METHODS: In this 52-week, phase 4, double-blind, placebo-controlled RE(2)SPOND (Roflumilast Effect on Exacerbations in Patients on Dual [LABA/ICS] Therapy) trial (NCT01443845), participants aged 40 years or older with severe/very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, two or more exacerbations and/or hospitalizations in the previous year, and receiving inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting β2-agonist with or without LAMA daily for 3 or more months were equally randomized to once-daily roflumilast, 500 μg (n = 1,178), or placebo (n = 1,176)...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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▼Canagliflozin and risk of lower limb amputation ● Antidepressants and young people ● Biological interventions for fatigue in RA ● Body shape in early and midlife linked to mortality ● COPD: LABA plus LAMA versus LABA plus ICS ● Safety warning for Nexplanon (etonogesterel) contraceptive implants ● Incorporating long-term prognosis into the care of older adults ● Impact of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on cancer risk.
August 2016: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
Paolo Montuschi, Mario Malerba, Giuseppe Macis, Nadia Mores, Giuseppe Santini
Combining individual drugs in a single inhaler is the most convenient way to deliver triple therapy. A long-acting muscarinic receptor antagonist (LAMA) added to an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonist (LABA) fixed-dose combination (FDC) can improve efficacy of pharmacological treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). New inhaled ICS/LABA/LAMA FDCs, including fluticasone furoate/vilanterol/umeclidinium, budesonide/formoterol/glycopyrronium and beclometasone/formoterol/glycopyrronium, are in Phase III of clinical development for COPD...
July 21, 2016: Drug Discovery Today
Jun-Jun Yeh, Yu-Chiao Wang, Chia-Hung Kao
PURPOSE: The association between asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) overlap syndrome (ACOS) and tuberculosis (TB) has yet to be studied. METHODS: The newly diagnosed TB patients (age > 20 y) treated from January 2000 to December 2008 were included (ACOS cohort, n = 10 751; non-ACOS cohort, n = 42 966). The non-ACOS cohort involved patients with confirmed absence of ACOS. We calculated incidence rate ratios (IRRs) for TB in the ACOS and non-ACOS cohorts by using poisson regression analysis...
2016: PloS One
Steven J Pascoe, David A Lipson, Nicholas Locantore, Helen Barnacle, Noushin Brealey, Rajat Mohindra, Mark T Dransfield, Ian Pavord, Neil Barnes
Patients with symptomatic advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who experience recurrent exacerbations are particularly at risk of poor outcomes and present a significant burden on healthcare systems. The relative merits of treating with different inhaled combination therapies e.g. inhaled corticosteroids (ICS)/long-acting β2-agonist (LABA), LABA/long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA), ICS/LABA/LAMA, in this patient group are poorly understood, as is reflected in current guidelines. The InforMing the PAthway of COPD Treatment (IMPACT) study will evaluate the efficacy and safety of fluticasone furoate (FF)/umeclidinium (UMEC)/vilanterol (VI) versus FF/VI or UMEC/VI over a 52-week treatment period...
August 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Saeideh Jafari Andarian, Alireza Olyaeemanesh, Seyed Alireza Hosseini, Ali Akbari Sari, Shahram Firoozbakhsh, Mojtaba Nouhi Jadesi, Mohammadreza Mobinizadeh
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic respiratory disease, which reduces the lung function and causes respiratory symptoms over time, and it is primarily associated with shortness of breath, cough and sputum production. Roflumilast, which is a long-acting selective inhibitor, reduces the anti-inflammatory effect of the main symptoms of COPD. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical effectiveness of adding roflumilast to the current treatment regimen of patients with severe COPD...
2016: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Virginia Leiro-Fernández, Ana Priegue Carrera, Alberto Fernández-Villar
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June 29, 2016: Archivos de Bronconeumología
Ana R Sousa, John H Riley, Alison Church, Chang-Qing Zhu, Yogesh S Punekar, William A Fahy
Benefits of triple therapy with a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), added to inhaled corticosteroid (ICS)/long-acting β2-agonist (LABA), have been demonstrated. Limited data assessing the efficacy of the LAMA umeclidinium (UMEC) added to ICS/LABA are available. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of UMEC added to ICS/LABAs in patients with moderate-to-very-severe COPD. This is a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, parallel-group study. Patients were symptomatic (modified Medical Research Council Dyspnoea Scale score ⩾2), despite receiving ICS/LABA (fluticasone propionate/salmeterol (FP/SAL, branded) 500/50 mcg, budesonide/formoterol (BD/FOR, branded) 200/6 mcg or 400/12 mcg, or other ICS/LABAs) ⩾30 days before the run-in (7±2 days)...
2016: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Mario Cazzola, Luigino Calzetta, Ermanno Puxeddu, Josuel Ora, Francesco Facciolo, Paola Rogliani, Maria Gabriella Matera
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, there is a considerable gap in knowledge concerning the mechanism(s) by which long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) and long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) interact to induce bronchodilation. This study aimed to characterise the pharmacological interaction between glycopyrronium bromide and indacaterol fumarate and to identify the mechanism(s) leading to the bronchorelaxant effect of this interaction. METHODS: The effects of glycopyrronium plus indacaterol on the contractile tone of medium and small human isolated bronchi were evaluated, and acetylcholine and cAMP concentrations were quantified...
June 13, 2016: Respiratory Research
Yoko Shibata
In the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bronchodilators such as long acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and long acting β agonist(LABA) play key roles for improving respiratory function and symptoms, and reducing risk of exacerbation. However, inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), a key medicine for bronchial asthma, is limitedly used in COPD treatment. Japanese Respiratory Society recommends to use ICS for severe COPD patients who have been frequently exacerbated, because previous clinical studies indicated that ICS reduces exacerbation in moderate to severe COPD patients...
May 2016: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
Ichiro Kuwahira
Several new fixed-dose combination bronchodilators have been launched in the world, and 3 different types are now available in Japan. Assessing their efficacy relative to each other has not been performed yet. In the present manuscript, characteristics of glycopyrronium/indacaterol, umeclidinium/vilanterol and tiotropium/olodaterol were reviewed. In particular, changes in trough and peak forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) total scores, and transitional dyspnea index (TDI) focal scores were reviewed in these bronchodilators...
May 2016: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
Hiroaki Kume
Long-acting β2-adrenergic receptor agonists (LABAs) and anticholinergics (LAMAs) are widely used clinically as therpy for COPD. Clinical reports have demonstrated that LABAs (salmeterol, formoterol, indacaterol, olodaterol, vilanterol) and LAMAs (tiotropium, glycopyrronium, umeclidinium, aclidinium) are useful to improving symptoms and lung function, and to reducing exacerbation and hospitarization. LABAs expect salmeterol are strong partial agonists, and LAMAs are non-specific antagonists. Ca2+ dynamics and Ca2+ sensitization contribute to relaxation of airway smooth muscle in these bronchodilators...
May 2016: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
Hajime Kurosawa
JRS COPD guideline Edition 4 updated current concept for clinical management of COPD in Japan. Minor but substantial changes were added to the definition and subtype of the disease. In pharmacological treatment, single use of LAMA or LABA is equally the first choice. If it is not enough, those combination are recommended. A-D classification that was presented in GOLD report 2011 was not adopted. In non-pharmacological treatment, pulmonary rehabilitation is steadily effective and essential. In terms of survival prognosis, at least, the concept of physical activity is important...
May 2016: Nihon Rinsho. Japanese Journal of Clinical Medicine
Donald Banerji, Donald A Mahler, Nicola A Hanania
INTRODUCTION: Long-acting β2-agonists [LABAs] and long-acting muscarinic antagonists [LAMAs]) are primary therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Despite improvements in lung function and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) with these therapies, there is room to optimize outcomes further. Combined use of LABAs and LAMAs is recommended when symptoms are not improved with a single agent, and LABA/LAMA fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) are at the forefront of drug development in COPD...
July 2016: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Donald A Mahler, Alex H Gifford, Aditi Satti, Nicola Jessop, Joerg H Eckert, Peter D'Andrea, Fernando Mota, Rudrani Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) are a class of medications used as maintenance therapy for COPD. The GEM3 (Glycopyrrolate Effect on syMptoms and lung function) study assessed the long-term safety and efficacy of a LAMA, glycopyrrolate (GLY) 15.6 μg twice daily (b.i.d.), compared with an approved long-acting β2-agonist (LABA), indacaterol (IND) 75 μg once daily (q...
June 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Kyriakos Souliotis, Chara Kani, Manto Papageorgiou, Dimitrios Lionis, Konstantinos Gourgoulianis
INTRODUCTION: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the top leading causes of death and disability, and its management is focused on reducing risk factors, relieving symptoms, and preventing exacerbations. The study aim was to describe COPD prescribing patterns in Greece by using existing health administrative data for outpatients. METHODS: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study based on prescriptions collected by the largest social insurance fund, during the first and last trimester of 2012...
2016: PloS One
James F Donohue
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June 9, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
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