Affiliation: Tufts University School of Medicine
- Symptoms are an important outcome in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease clinical trials: results of a 3-month comparative study using the Breathlessness, Cough and Sputum Scale (BCSS)B Celli
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, St Elizabeth s Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Respir Med 97:S35-43. 2003..While the results of this study failed to demonstrate sustained efficacy with sibenadet therapy, they do indicate the value of symptom assessment in the clinical evaluation of new drugs for the treatment of COPD...
- Proposal for a multidimensional staging system for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseBartolome R Celli
Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02135, USA
Respir Med 99:1546-54. 2005..Although the staging boundaries were based on existing literature, they have proven useful in predicting survival. We conclude that a multidimensional grading system is useful to assess the impact of COPD...
- Symptom-limited stair climbing as a predictor of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications after high-risk surgeryM Girish
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02135, USA
Chest 120:1147-51. 2001..The number of days in the hospital postoperatively decreased with a patient's increased ability to climb stairs. CONCLUSIONS: Symptom-limited stair climbing offers a simple, inexpensive means to predict POCs after high-risk surgery...
- A simple noninvasive pressure-time index at the mouth to measure respiratory load during acute exacerbation of COPD A comparison with normal volunteersC Gonzalez
Servicio de Neumologia, Hospital Clinico Universitario, Valencia, Spain
Respir Med 97:415-20. 2003..Noninvasive PTI measured at the mouth provides a valid and easy method for assessing respiratory muscle load and reserve. Changes in PTI values reflect functional improvement following treatment of acute exacerbation of COPD...
- Haemoglobin level and its clinical impact in a cohort of patients with COPDC Cote
Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Medical Centre VAMC, 10, 000 Bay Pines Boulevard, Bay Pines FL 33744, USA
Eur Respir J 29:923-9. 2007..Polycythemia prevalence was low and had no association with worsened outcomes. Further work is required to evaluate the effect of anaemia correction on outcomes in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
- Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate End-points (ECLIPSE)J Vestbo
Hvidovre Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hvidovre, Denmark
Eur Respir J 31:869-73. 2008....
- Bronchodilator responsiveness in patients with COPDD P Tashkin
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
Eur Respir J 31:742-50. 2008..The majority of patients with moderate-to-very-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease demonstrate meaningful increases in lung function following administration of inhaled anticholinergic plus sympathomimetic bronchodilators...
- [COPD: from unjustified nihilism to reasonable optimism]B Celli
Pulmonary and Critical Care Department St Elizabeth s Medical Center Tufts University School of Medicine Boston USA
Arch Bronconeumol 38:585-8. 2002