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BACKGROUND This study evaluated the effects of aclidinium bromide, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist indicated for maintenance treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), on exercise endurance, dyspnea, lung hyperinflation, and physical activity. METHODS In this randomized, double-blind, crossover study, patients with stable COPD and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES It has been suggested that high doses of statins can be more effective in reducing the incidence of new cardiovascular events than conventional doses. The present study analyzed the effect of increasing the atorvastatin dose to 80 mg/day on indices of inflammation (C-reactive protein or CRP), thrombogenesis (prothrombin fragment(More)
A case of C6-C7 vertebral osteomyelitis due to Pasteurella aerogenes in a previously healthy 62-y-old man in the absence of any history of animal exposure, debilitating disease or immunosuppression is reported. Culture testing of biopsy samples of the vertebral body using the panels and database of the BBL Crystal enteric/non-fermenter system revealed that(More)
Fluticasone furoate/vilanterol trifenatate (FF/VI) is a once-daily inhaled corticosteroid/long-acting β₂-agonist combination in development for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment. We compared the efficacy and safety of FF/VI versus fluticasone propionate/salmeterol (FP/SAL) twice daily over 12 weeks. Moderate to very severe COPD patients(More)