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OBJECTIVES The study aims at investigating the influence of several factors on the probability of receiving one of the two tiotropium formulations (Respimat or Handihaler). DESIGN Drug utilisation study. SETTING All residents in the Region Umbria, Italy, aged ≥45 years, who received prescriptions of tiotropium during 2011-2012. PARTICIPANTS Two groups(More)
The cardiovascular safety of tiotropium Respimat formulation in the routine clinical practice is still an open issue. Our aim was to compare the risk of acute myocardial infarction and heart rhythm disorders in incident users of either tiotropium Respimat or HandiHaler. The study population comprises patients aged ≥45 years, resident in two Italian regions(More)
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