Effects of formoterol and tiotropium bromide on mucus clearance in patients with COPD.

@article{Meyer2011EffectsOF,
  title={Effects of formoterol and tiotropium bromide on mucus clearance in patients with COPD.},
  author={Thomas Meyer and Peter Reitmeir and P. A. J. Brand and Christiane Herpich and Knut Sommerer and Anja Schulze and Gerhard Scheuch and Stephen Newman},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={105 6},
  pages={900-6}
}
BACKGROUND Lung mucociliary clearance is impaired in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Treatment guidelines recommend that patients with COPD receive maintenance therapy with long-acting beta-agonists and anticholinergic agents. METHODS Twenty-four patients with mild to moderate COPD received formoterol (12 μg, twice daily from Turbuhaler® dry powder inhaler (DPI)) or tiotropium (18 μg, once daily from Handihaler® DPI) for 14 days. They also received single doses of… CONTINUE READING
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