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  • Mark Dransfield, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Catherine Greene, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Joerg Mattes, University of Newcastle
  • Montserrat Sanchez-Cespedes, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL
  • Giuseppe Verlato, University of Verona

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  • Catia Cornacchia, BioMed Central


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    UMEC effectively treats COPD

    Umeclidinium bromide (UMEC), an inhaled agent that facilitates relaxation of airway smooth muscle, improves lung function over 24 hours in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD and is generally well-tolerated indicating it may prove a successful treatment for this condition.

    BMC Pulmonary Medicine 2014, 14:2



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