A systematic review of the effects of bronchodilators on exercise capacity in patients with COPD.

@article{Liesker2002ASR,
  title={A systematic review of the effects of bronchodilators on exercise capacity in patients with COPD.},
  author={J. Liesker and P. Wijkstra and N. T. ten Hacken and G. Ko{\"e}ter and D. Postma and H. Kerstjens},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={
          597-608
        }
}
  • J. Liesker, P. Wijkstra, +3 authors H. Kerstjens
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Chest
  • One of the major goals of bronchodilator therapy in patients with COPD is to decrease airflow limitation in the airways and, as a consequence, improve dyspnea and exercise tolerance. The focus of this systematic review is to assess the effects of treatment with beta-agonists, anticholinergics, and theophyllines on dyspnea, and steady-state and incremental exercise capacity. Thirty-three, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled studies written in English were selected. This review shows… CONTINUE READING

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