TITLE

A review of bronchodilators for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Haley
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
South African Pharmaceutical Journal;2013, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease that is associated with airway obstruction. COPD is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. It is a progressive condition, but is partially reversible through treatment, especially when diagnosed early in its clinical course. Bronchodilators are important in treating the symptoms of COPD. Long-acting bronchodilators provide sustained symptom relief and are usually preferred in patients with COPD. Combining bronchodilators with different mechanisms of action appears to improve efficacy.
ACCESSION #
91946425

 

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