The combination of umeclidinium bromide and vilanterol in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: current evidence and future prospects

  title={The combination of umeclidinium bromide and vilanterol in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: current evidence and future prospects},
  author={Gregory J Feldman and Anton Edin},
  journal={Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease},
  pages={311 - 319}
  • G. FeldmanA. Edin
  • Published 3 September 2013
  • Medicine
  • Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
The defining feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is progressive airflow limitation that causes air trapping and hyperinflation. The increasing hyperinflation results in dyspnea along with associated inability to engage in the activities of daily living. The American Thoracic Society (ATS), European Respiratory Society (ERS) and Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) treatment guidelines all place bronchodilators as the foundation of pharmacological… 

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