Addition of salmeterol to existing treatment in patients with COPD: a 12 month study.

@article{Stockley2006AdditionOS,
  title={Addition of salmeterol to existing treatment in patients with COPD: a 12 month study.},
  author={Rob A Stockley and Narinder Chopra and Leanne Rice},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={122-8}
}
BACKGROUND This study investigated the addition of salmeterol to existing treatment for exacerbations in patients with poorly reversible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS 634 patients aged >40 years with a history of COPD exacerbations (including at least two in the previous year) and poor reversibility of airflow obstruction (< or =10% predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 second) received either salmeterol 50 mug or placebo twice daily from a Diskus inhaler for 12… CONTINUE READING
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