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Gillian Mathews, Bridget Johnston
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The aim of the review was to explore patient and family caregiver perspectives on key issues for ensuring quality of end-of-life care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The growing evidence on the value of specialist palliative care services demonstrates significant improvements in treatments and provisions; however, much of the literature is generic in nature or centred on people with a cancer diagnosis. In this review, we examine the literature to ascertain the views and needs of patients and carers affected by advanced COPD, a highly debilitating condition that can have a profoundly negative impact on the quality of end-of-life experience...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care
Gary T Ferguson, Jill Karpel, Nathan Bennett, Emmanuelle Clerisme-Beaty, Lars Grönke, Florian Voß, Roland Buhl
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Trials of maintenance chronic obstructive pulmonary disease treatments focus on improvement in lung function and reductions in exacerbations, while patients are much more concerned about symptoms and health status. Our aim was to investigate the effects of tiotropium + olodaterol on patient-reported health outcomes, breathlessness and night-time rescue medication use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, compared to placebo, tiotropium or olodaterol monotherapy...
February 2, 2017: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Eric Derom, Guy G Brusselle, Guy F Joos
Tiotropium-olodaterol, formulated in the Respimat soft-mist inhaler, is an inhaled fixed-dose combination (FDC) of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) and a long-acting β2 -agonist (LABA), commercialized under the name of Spiolto or Stiolto. The efficacy of tiotropium-olodaterol 5-5 μg once daily in adult patients with COPD was documented in eleven large, multicenter trials of up to 52 weeks duration. Tiotropium-olodaterol 5-5 μg not only improved spirometric values to a significantly greater extent than placebo but also resulted in statistically significant beneficial effects on dyspnea, markers of hyperinflation, use of rescue medication, health-related quality of life, and exercise endurance...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Juan F Mosley, Lillian L Smith, Brittany N Dutton
Tiotropium bromide/olodaterol (Stiolto Respimat): once-daily combination therapy for the maintenance of COPD.
February 2016: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
Sohita Dhillon
Tiotropium/olodaterol (Stiolto™ Respimat®, Spiolto™ Respimat®) is a fixed-dose combination of the long-acting antimuscarinic agent tiotropium bromide (hereafter referred to as tiotropium) and the long-acting β2-adrenoreceptor agonist olodaterol delivered via the Respimat® Soft Mist™ inhaler. It is indicated for the maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in adults with COPD. Several randomized, phase III studies of 6-52 weeks' duration evaluated the efficacy of once-daily tiotropium/olodaterol in patients with GOLD stage 2-3 or 2-4 COPD...
January 2016: Drugs
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November 23, 2015: Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Kunj Gohil
Eluxadoline (Viberzi) for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea; tiotropium bromide/olodaterol inhalation spray (Stiolto Respimat) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; and sirolimus (Rapamune) for lymphangioleiomyomatosis.
August 2015: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
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