Enrica Bertella

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BACKGROUND GPs currently deal with COPD. The aim of this study was to review COPD management, data collection in medical records, and adherence to GOLD guidelines of 12 GPs from rural areas of Northern Italy and to assess changes after an educational program (EP). METHODS From 2004 to 2008 medical records of patients, defined as COPD by GPs, were(More)
BACKGROUND Use of short-acting β(2)-agonists in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during treatment with long-acting β(2)-agonists is recommended as needed, but its effectiveness is unclear. The purpose of this study was to assess the additional bronchodilating effect of increasing doses of salbutamol during acute and chronic treatment with(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Home care for respiratory patients includes a complex array of services delivered in an uncontrolled setting. The role of a respiratory specialist inside the home healthcare team has been scarcely studied up to now. Our aims were to analyse the number and quality of episodic home visits performed by respiratory physicians to severe(More)
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