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Effect of combination treatment on lung volumes and exercise endurance time in COPD.
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PMID:  22749044     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Data comparing two bronchodilators vs. one bronchodilator plus inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) on hyperinflation and exercise endurance in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are scarce, though these therapeutic strategies are widely used in clinical practice. METHODS: We performed a randomized, crossover clinical trial of two × 8 weeks comparing tiotropium (18 μg once daily) + salmeterol (50 μg twice daily) (T + S) to salmeterol + fluticasone (50/500 μg twice daily) (S + F) in COPD (forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) ≤65% predicted, and thoracic gas volume (TGV) ≥120% predicted). Coprimary endpoints were postbronchodilator TGV and exercise endurance time (EET). RESULTS: In 309 patients, at baseline, prebronchodilator FEV(1) was 1.36 L (46% predicted), TGV was 5.42 L (165% predicted), and EET = 458 s. Relative to S + F, T + S lowered postdose TGV by 182 ± 44 ml after 4 weeks (p < 0.0001) and 87 ± 44 ml after 8 weeks (p < 0.05). EET was nonsignificantly increased following T + S treatment (20 ± 15 s at 4 weeks, 15 ± 13 s at 8 weeks) vs. S + F. BORG dyspnea score at exercise isotime was reduced in favor of T + S. CONCLUSION: The two bronchodilators decreased hyperinflation significantly more than one bronchodilator and ICS. This difference was not reflected in EET. ( number, NCT00530842).
Helgo Magnussen; Pierluigi Paggiaro; Hendrik Schmidt; Steven Kesten; Norbert Metzdorf; François Maltais
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Respiratory medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-3064     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-7-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8908438     Medline TA:  Respir Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Pulmonary Research Institute at Hospital Grosshansdorf, Center for Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery, Woehrendamm 80, D-22927 Grosshansdorf, Germany.
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