Umeclidinium/vilanterol versus fluticasone propionate/salmeterol in COPD: a randomised trial.

Dave Singh, Sally Worsley, Chang-Qing Zhu, Liz Hardaker, Alison Church

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    BACKGROUND: Umeclidinium (UMEC; long-acting muscarinic antagonist) plus vilanterol (VI; long-acting beta2 agonist [LABA]) and the LABA/inhaled corticosteroid fluticasone propionate/salmeterol (FP/SAL) are approved maintenance treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This 12-week, multicentre, double-blind, parallel-group, double-dummy study compared the efficacy and safety of these treatments in symptomatic patients with moderate-to-severe COPD with no exacerbations in the year prior to enrolment. METHODS: Patients (n = 717) were randomised 1:1 to once-daily UMEC/VI 62.5/25 mcg or twice-daily FP/SAL 500/50 mcg. Endpoints included 0-24 h weighted mean (wm) forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) (Day 84; primary), trough FEV1 (Day 85; secondary), other lung function endpoints, symptoms, quality of life (QoL) and safety. RESULTS: Improvements with UMEC/VI versus FP/SAL were 0.080 L (95 % confidence interval: 0.046-0.113; wmFEV1) and 0.090 L (0.055-0.125; trough FEV1) (both p 
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBMC Pulmonary Medicine
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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