- A Nail in the Coffin for Coughin'? Phillips, Barbara A. // Internal Medicine Alert;2/15/2009, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p17
The article reports on the results of a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of erythromycin in lessening obstructive lung diseases (COPD) exacerbations.
- The effectiveness of a structured education pulmonary rehabilitation programme for improving the health status of people with moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in primary care: the PRINCE cluster randomised trial. Casey, Dympna; Murphy, Kathy; Devane, Declan; Cooney, Adeline; McCarthy, Bernard; Mee, Lorraine; Newell, John; O'Shea, Eamon; Scarrott, Carl; Gillespie, Paddy; Kirwan, Collette; Murphy, Andrew W. // Thorax;Oct2013, Vol. 68 Issue 10, p922
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a structured education pulmonary rehabilitation programme on the health status of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Design: Two-arm, cluster randomised controlled trial. Setting 32 general practices in the Republic of Ireland....
- The Prospective Non-Interventional DACCORD Study in the National COPD Registry in Germany: design and methods. Kardos, Peter; Vogelmeier, Claus; Buhl, Roland; Criée, Carl-Peter; Worth, Heinrich // BMC Pulmonary Medicine;2015, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p26
Background A variety of large randomized controlled trials (RCT's) evaluating pharmacotherapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients does exist. One of the drugs that has been tested is the new long-acting anticholinergic glycopyrronium bromide. Methods As the generalizability...
- Use of low-dose oral theophylline as an adjunct to inhaled corticosteroids in preventing exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Devereux, Graham; Cotton, Seonaidh; Barnes, Peter; Briggs, Andrew; Burns, Graham; Chaudhuri, Rekha; Chrystyn, Henry; Davies, Lisa; De Soyza, Anthony; Fielding, Shona; Gompertz, Simon; Haughney, John; Lee, Amanda J.; McCormack, Kirsty; McPherson, Gladys; Morice, Alyn; Norrie, John; Sullivan, Anita; Wilson, Andrew; Price, David // Trials;2015, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p1
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with high morbidity, mortality, and health-care costs. An incomplete response to the anti-inflammatory effects of inhaled corticosteroids is present in COPD. Preclinical work indicates that 'low dose' theophylline improves...
- Soy supplements appear to have no effect on bone loss, menopause. // Pharmacy Today;Sep2011, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p1
The article presents a randomized, placebo-controlled study, conducted by Dr. Silvina Lewis and colleagues, which reveals that soy isoflavones had no important benefit on bone mineral density in the spine of menopausal women in the U.S.
- Untitled. Browne, Sarah // Therapy Today;Jul2011, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p3
No abstract available.
- Red Clover ( Trifolium pratense) Isoflavones and Serum Homocysteine in Premenopausal Women: A Pilot Study. Samman, Samir; Koh, Hoon Siang; Flood, Victoria M.; Blakesmith, Sarah J.; Petocz, Peter; Lyons-Wall, Philippa M. // Journal of Women's Health (15409996);Nov2009, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p1813
Background: There is limited information on the effect of isoflavones on homocysteine concentrations, a risk factor for a number of chronic diseases. Methods: Twenty-three premenopausal women participated in a double-blind, randomized, parallel study for four menstrual cycles. Subjects consumed...
- Rates of compliance with home nebulizer therapy. Miller, Karl // American Family Physician;5/1/1998, Vol. 57 Issue 9, p2255
Focuses on the recommendation of home nebulizer therapy for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) outlined in the study `Home nebulizer therapy for patients with COPD. Patients compliance with treatment and its relation to quality of life.' Reasons for the establishment of...
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. // American Family Physician;5/1/1998, Vol. 57 Issue 9, p2260
Focuses on a study outlined in `The Practitioner, January 1998 on Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Indication that COPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality; Suggestion that cigarette smoking is of the major causes of COPD; Information on the treatments outlined.