Is there any association between inhaled ipratropium and mortality in patients with COPD and asthma?

@article{Ringbaek2003IsTA,
  title={Is there any association between inhaled ipratropium and mortality in patients with COPD and asthma?},
  author={Thomas Ringbaek and Kaj Viskum},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={
          264-72
        }
}
BACKGROUND To determine whether ipratropium was associated with premature death in patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS A longitudinal cohort of 827 patients with COPD and 273 with asthma who were evaluated for compensation by two specialists in pulmonary medicine. RESULTS By June 1999, 538 of the patients with COPD and 77 of those with asthma had died. Atthe consultation, 77% ofthe COPD patients and 8.1% of the asthmatic patients were treated with… CONTINUE READING
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