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Combination Drug Therapy for COPD Exacerbation and Mortality

Research summary

Gerard J. Criner, MD, Director/Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine, discusses a recent clinical trial with combination drug therapies in COPD exacerbation and mortality.

References and Resources
Calverley P, Anderson J, Celli B, et al. Salmeterol and Fluticasone Propionate and Survival in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. NEJM. Feb 2007; Vol 356:775-789.
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Fact Sheet
American Lung Association
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Environmental Hazards & Health Effects – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
CDC
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