Comparison of tiotropium plus formoterol to tiotropium alone in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a meta-analysis.

@article{Wang2011ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of tiotropium plus formoterol to tiotropium alone in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Jianmiao Wang and Di Jin and Peng Zuo and Tao Wang and Yongjian Xu and Weining Xiong},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={350-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE It is not clear whether combination therapy with tiotropium plus formoterol has greater efficacy, without increasing the burden of adverse events, compared with tiotropium alone. This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the differences in efficacy and adverse events associated with combination therapy compared with tiotropium alone, in patients with stable COPD. METHODS MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane trials database were searched for this analysis… CONTINUE READING
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