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Published: 1 August 2018

Authors: Professor Lutz Beckert

In this issue:

  • Smoking duration provides stronger COPD risk estimates than pack-years
  • Decline in smoking prevalence among NZ doctors and nurses
  • Consequences of increasing the price of cigarettes
  • Patterns of long-acting bronchodilator use in COPD
  • Predictors of exacerbation risk and response to budesonide in COPD
  • Single-inhaler triple vs. dual therapy in COPD
  • Long-term ICS use for COPD increases fracture risk
  • Narrow-spectrum kinase inhibitor suppresses COPD inflammation
  • Low uptake of palliative care for COPD in UK primary care
  • Hand-held fans to self-manage chronic breathlessness