What is it about?
The POWER Study looked at the impacts of switching from common COPD maintenance treatments (long-acting muscarinic antagonist or long-acting β2-agonist/ inhaled corticosteroids) to alternative treatment (duel bronchodilator) in patients with mild to severe COPD.
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Why is it important?
COPD has a significant impact on mortality and morbidity and quality of life. While there are treatment options many leave patients still suffering from symptoms. Inhaled corticosteroids - while part of the standard treatment plans - are overprescribed and lead to long-term consequences with expended use. The POWER study found statistically significant results on CAT scores, Forced expiratory volume, and dyspnea when patients switch treatment to a duel bronchodilator.
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This page is a summary of: Real-life effectiveness of indacaterol–glycopyrronium after switching from tiotropium or salmeterol/fluticasone therapy in patients with symptomatic COPD: the POWER study, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, January 2019, Dove Medical Press, DOI: 10.2147/copd.s185485.
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