Effects of regular salmeterol on lung function and exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive airways disease.

@article{Grove1996EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of regular salmeterol on lung function and exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive airways disease.},
  author={A. Grove and Brian J Lipworth and Phil Reid and Rebecca Smith and Lynn Ramage and Carol Ingram and R. J. Jenkins and J. H. S. Winter and D. P. Dhillon},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={689-93}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of single and chronic dosing with salmeterol on exercise capacity and lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. METHODS Twenty nine patients of mean (SE) age 64 (1.5) years, forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) 42(3)% of predicted, and 5-15% reversibility to salbutamol 200 micrograms were randomised to receive four weeks treatment with salmeterol 50 micrograms twice daily or placebo in a double… CONTINUE READING