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Impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the Asia-Pacific region: the EPIC Asia population-based survey
TLDR
The findings suggest that there is considerable room for improvement in the management of COPD, and highlight a need to enhance patient and physician education in the region.
Time for a new language for asthma control: results from REALISE Asia
TLDR
Interventions can leverage on patients’ trust in health care providers and desire for self-management via a new language to generate a paradigm shift toward symptom control and preventive care.
Molecular Diagnosis of Tuberculosis
TLDR
The current findings on molecular diagnosis of TB and drug-resistant TB are explored to see how this advancement could be integrated into public health systems in order to control TB.
Validity of the COPD assessment test translated into local languages for Asian patients.
TLDR
The CAT correlated well with the SGRQ and MRC dyspnea score in all countries, and the relationship did not differ between countries despite varying patient characteristics, suggesting that a CAT score in one of these countries has the same clinical significance as the same score in another.
The Effect of Screen Size on Mobile Phone User Comprehension of Health Information and Application Structure: An Experimental Approach
TLDR
While there was no significant difference in the comprehension of information or the application structures, there were a higher task completion rate and a lower number of errors with the bigger screen size.
Relationship between asthma control status, the Asthma Control Test™ and urgent health‐care utilization in Asia
TLDR
This work investigated the relationship between control status derived from the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), the Asthma Control Test (ACT) and urgent health‐care utilization.
Efficacy and tolerability of budesonide/formoterol added to tiotropium compared with tiotropium alone in patients with severe or very severe COPD: A randomized, multicentre study in East Asia
TLDR
This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of adding budesonide/formoterol to tiotropium compared with tiottropium alone in East Asian patients with severe/very severe COPD.
Real-life effectiveness of budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy in asthma patients across Asia: SMARTASIA study
TLDR
During treatment of inadequately controlled asthmatic patients with budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy, significant improvement in patients’ asthma control and reductions in asthma symptoms and as-needed medication use was observed.
The Role of Innate and Adaptive Immune Cells in the Immunopathogenesis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
TLDR
The accumulated evidence that has since revealed the role of each inflammatory cell and their involvement in the immunopathogenesis of COPD are discussed.
Reference equation for prediction of a total distance during six-minute walk test using Indonesian anthropometrics.
TLDR
The reference equation for prediction of the total distance walk using Indonesian anthropometrics of sedentary healthy subjects is more applicable in Indonesia than the Caucasian-based Enright prediction equation.
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