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Published: 17 December 2018

Authors: Professor Lutz Beckert

In this issue: 

  • Lung function trajectories and associations with early-life factors
  • COPD in China
  • Trial of e-cigarettes, incentives and drugs for smoking cessation
  • Natural history of COPD exacerbations in general practice
  • Health services burden of over- and undiagnosed COPD
  • COPD exacerbations and cardiac events
  • β-blockers underused in COPD with acute coronary syndrome
  • LABA/ICS vs. LAMA as initial COPD treatment targeted by eosinophils
  • Theophylline as adjunct to ICSs, and COPD exacerbations
  • Worsening breathlessness as a harbinger of death