Juliette Ostinelli

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In between exacerbations, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is usually regarded as a stable condition, but there is increasing recognition of variability in this state. This cross-sectional study assessed patients' perception of symptom variability. Participants were outpatients > 45 yrs old with COPD, current or ex-smokers, forced expiratory(More)
The aim of this study was to compare two budesonide/formoterol maintenance doses within the budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy concept and to identify possible patient characteristics at baseline which would predict a better response to a higher than standard maintenance dose. A total of 8,424 patients with symptomatic asthma when using(More)
BACKGROUND The impact of COPD on patient's quality of life is well established, but gender differences have received little attention. METHODS To describe factors associated with the health-related quality of life by gender: A cross-sectional observational study (NCT01007734) was conducted in COPD patients followed by pulmonologists. The first patient(More)
The aim of this study was to compare two budesonide/formoterol maintenance doses within the budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy concept, and to identify possible patient characteristics at baseline which would predict a better response to a higher than standard maintenance dose (NCT00463866). A total of 8424 patients with symptomatic(More)
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