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Lung function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be improved acutely by oral corticosteroids and bronchodilators. Whether clinical improvement can be maintained by subsequent inhaled therapy is unknown. COPD patients (n=1,022, mean prebronchodilator forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) 36% predicted) initially received formoterol(More)
The efficacy and safety of budesonide/formoterol in a single inhaler compared with placebo, budesonide and formoterol were evaluated in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a 12-month, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study in 812 adults (mean age 64 yrs, mean forced expiratory volume(More)
Recent research suggests bi-directional interactions between the experience of pain and the process of sleep; pain interferes with the ability to obtain sleep, and disrupted sleep contributes to enhanced pain perception. Our group recently reported, in a controlled experimental study, that sleep fragmentation among healthy adults resulted in subsequent(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review summarizes recent neuroimaging research into cerebral alterations observed in obstructive sleep apnea. Studies applying neuroimaging techniques over the past 10 years have made important contributions to our understanding of the neurocognitive changes associated with this disorder. RECENT FINDINGS Converging experiments using(More)
There are various ways to classify asthma control; however, no classification is universally accepted. This retrospective analysis compared asthma control as assessed by the Asthma Control Questionnaire (5-item version; ACQ-5), Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) or Gaining Optimal Asthma Control (GOAL) study criteria. Pooled data at the final study week (n(More)
The present study addressed the question of whether the emergence and severity of levodopa-induced dyskinesia was related to the therapeutic benefits derived from levodopa. Eight PD patients with clinically observed levodopa-induced dyskinesia were studied prior to and for two hours following a single dose of Sinemet (carbidopa/levodopa). Quantitative(More)
The Swedish population-based acute myeloid leukemia registry contains data from 3251 patients (excluding acute promyelocytic leukemia) diagnosed between 1997 and 2006. Informative cytogenetic data from 1893 patients were retrospectively added, including 1054 patients aged between 60 and 79 years. Clonal abnormalities were found in 57% of the informative(More)
Common colds often trigger asthma exacerbations. The present study compared cold-related severe exacerbations during budesonide/formoterol maintenance and reliever therapy, and different regimens of maintenance inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), with or without long-acting β(2)-agonists (LABA), and with as-needed short-acting β(2)-agonists (SABA) or LABA.(More)
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