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Inhaled corticosteroids with combination inhaled long-acting beta2 -agonists and long-acting muscarinic antagonists for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2016
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Title
Inhaled corticosteroids with combination inhaled long-acting beta2 -agonists and long-acting muscarinic antagonists for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, November 2016
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd011600.pub2
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Authors

Daniel J Tan, Clinton J White, Julia AE Walters, E Haydn Walters

Abstract

Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) commonly involves long-acting bronchodilators including beta-agonists (LABA) and muscarinic antagonists (LAMA). In individuals with persistent symptoms or frequent exacerbations, inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) are also used. LABA and LAMA bronchodilators are now available in single combination inhalers. However, the benefits and risks of adding ICS to combination LABA/LAMA inhalers remains unclear. To assess the effect of adding an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) to combination long-acting beta₂-agonist (LABA)/long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) inhalers for the treatment of stable COPD. We carried out searches using the Cochrane Airways Group Specialised Register of Trials (searched 20 September 2016), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL; 2015, Issue 12) in the Cochrane Library (searched 15 December 2015) and MEDLINE (searched 15 December 2015). We also searched ClinicalTrials.gov, World Health Organisation (WHO) trials portal and pharmaceutical company clinical trials' databases up to 7 Janurary 2016. We included parallel-group, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of three weeks' duration or longer which compared treatment of stable COPD with ICS in addition to combination LABA/LAMA inhalers against combination LABA/LAMA inhalers alone. We used standard methodological procedures expected by Cochrane. We identified a total of 586 records in our search. Following removal of duplicates, 386 abstracts were assessed for inclusion. Six studies were identified as potentially relevant; however, all failed to meet the inclusion criteria on full-text assessment or after contacting the corresponding author to clarify study characteristics. There are currently no studies published assessing the effect of ICS in addition to combination LABA/LAMA inhalers for the treatment of stable COPD. As combination LABA/LAMA inhalers are now widely available, there is a need for well-designed RCTs to investigate whether ICS provides any added therapeutic benefit.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 75 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 19%
Researcher 10 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 11%
Student > Postgraduate 7 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 5%
Other 15 20%
Unknown 17 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 7 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 19 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 November 2018.
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#923,871
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,812
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#30,210
of 288,654 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#59
of 171 outputs
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