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Correlations between FEV1 and patient-reported outcomes: A pooled analysis of 23 clinical trials in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Imprimer Envoyer
Jeudi, 28 Décembre 2017 07:06

BACKGROUND: In clinical trials of inhaled bronchodilators, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) guidelines recommend that patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are assessed alongside lung function. How these endpoints are related is unclear.
METHODS: Pooled longitudinal data from 23 randomised controlled COPD studies were analyzed (N = 23,213). Treatments included long-acting β2 agonists, long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LABAs or LAMAs) and the LABA/LAMA combination QVA149. Outcome measures were Transition Dyspnoea Index (TDI) and St. George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) scores, COPD exacerbation frequency and rescue medication use. Relationships between changes in trough forced expiratory volume in one second (ΔFEV1) and outcomes following treatment were assessed using correlations of data summaries and model-based analysis: generalized linear mixed-effect regression modeling to determine if ΔFEV1 could predict patient outcomes with different treatments.
RESULTS: Mean age was 64 years, 73% were male, and most had moderate (45%) or severe (52%) disease. Statistically significant correlations were observed between ΔFEV1 and each outcome measure (exacerbations Rs = 0.05; rescue medication, SGRQ, TDI, r = 0.11-0.16; all p < .001). Patients with greater improvements in trough FEV1 had on average better SGRQ and TDI scores, fewer exacerbations, and used less rescue medication. For SGRQ and TDI scores, minimal clinically important differences were observed over the range of pooled ΔFEV1 values. Model-based predictions confirmed the treatment effect was partly explained by changes in FEV1 from baseline with improvements in PROs observed across all treatments when trough FEV1 improved. Across all endpoints active treatments were better than placebo (p < .0001), and LABA/LAMA treatment resulted in numerically better treatment outcomes than either monocomponent.
CONCLUSIONS: These data suggest that FEV1 improvements post-bronchodilation correlate with PRO improvements. Further improvements in patient outcomes may be expected by maximizing lung function improvements.
TRIAL REGISTRATION: Registration details for the 23 randomised controlled studies used in this pooled analysis are supplied in Additional File 4.

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Tuberculosis, social determinants and co-morbidities (including HIV). Imprimer Envoyer
Jeudi, 28 Décembre 2017 07:06

The risk of exposure, progression to active tuberculosis (TB) and then to cure is a process affected by several risk factors. Along with well known risk factors such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), use of immunosuppressive drugs and being of young age, emerging risk factors such socio-economic and behavioral aspects play a significant role in increasing the susceptibility to infection, and unsuccessful treatment outcomes. This paper summarizes the effects of these socio-economic determinants and co-morbidities (including HIV) on TB infection and disease.

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Inhaled Treprostinil in Pulmonary Hypertension Associated with Lung Disease. Imprimer Envoyer
Jeudi, 28 Décembre 2017 07:06

PURPOSE: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) in the setting of parenchymal lung disease adversely affects quality of life and survival. However, PH-specific drugs may result in ventilation/perfusion imbalance and currently, there are no approved PH treatments for this patient population. In the present retrospective study, data from 22 patients with PH associated with lung disease treated with inhaled treprostinil (iTre) and followed up clinically for at least 3 months are presented.

METHODS: PH was defined by resting right heart catheterization as a mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) ≥ 35 mmHg, or mPAP ≥ 25 mmHg associated with pulmonary vascular resistance ≥ 4 Woods Units. Follow-up evaluation was performed at the discretion of the attending physician.

RESULTS: From baseline to follow-up, we observed significant improvement in functional class (n = 22, functional class III-IV 82 vs. 59%, p = 0.041) and 6-min walk distance (n = 11, 243 ± 106 vs. 308 ± 109; p = 0.022), without a deleterious effect on resting peripheral oxygen saturation (n = 22, 92 ± 6 vs. 94 ± 4; p = 0.014). Most of the patients (86%, n = 19/22) were using long-term nasal supplemental oxygen at baseline. During follow-up, only one patient had increased supplemental oxygen requirement. The most common adverse events were cough, headache, and diarrhea. No severe adverse event was reported.

CONCLUSIONS: The results suggest that iTre is safe in patients with Group 3 PH and evidence of pulmonary vascular remodeling in terms of functional class, gas exchange, and exercise capacity. Additionally, iTre was well tolerated. The potential role of PH-specific drugs in Group 3 PH should be further assessed in larger prospective studies.

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