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  • Thys van der Molen, Brigitte W M Willemse, Siebrig Schokker, Nick H. T. ten Hacken, Dirkje S Postma, Elizabeth F. Juniper
  • Medicine
  • Health and quality of life outcomes
  • 2003 (First Publication: 28 April 2003)
  • BackgroundThe new Global Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines advice to focus treatment in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) on improvement of functional state, prevention of diseaseContinue Reading
  • Mark D. Eisner, Nicholas Anthonisen, +6 authors John R Balmes
  • Medicine
  • American journal of respiratory and critical care…
  • 2010 (First Publication: 1 September 2010)
  • RATIONALE Although cigarette smoking is the most important cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a substantial proportion of COPD cases cannot be explained by smoking alone. Continue Reading
  • Nikos M. Siafakas, Paul Vermeire, +7 authors Dirkje S Postma
  • Medicine
  • The European respiratory journal
  • 1995 (First Publication: 1 August 1995)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. In the European Union, COPD and asthma, together with pneumonia, are the third most common cause of death. InContinue Reading
  • R. Pauwels, C G Löfdahl, +4 authors Anders Ullman
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 1997 (First Publication: 13 November 1997)
  • BACKGROUND The role of long-acting, inhaled beta2-agonists in treating asthma is uncertain. In a double-blind study, we evaluated the effects of adding inhaled formoterol to both lower and higherContinue Reading
  • Dirkje S Postma, Klaus Friedrich Rabe
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 2015 (First Publication: 23 September 2015)
  • Although in textbooks asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are viewed as distinct disorders, there is increasing awareness that many patients have features of both. This articleContinue Reading
  • R. Pauwels, C G Löfdahl, +4 authors Stefan V. Ohlsson
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 1999
  • BACKGROUND Although patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should stop smoking, some do not. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, we evaluated the effect of the inhaledContinue Reading