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Expert Statement on the Single-Agent Use of Inhaled Bronchodilator in the Treatment of Stable Mild-Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Autores: Riesco Miranda, J. A.; Alcazar, B.; Alfageme, I.; Casanova, C.; Celli, B.; de Torres Tajes, Juan Pablo; Jiménez Ruiz, C. A.
ISSN: 0300-2896
Volumen: 53
Número: 10
Páginas: 574 - 582
Fecha de publicación: 2017
Objective: To describe the evidence- and experience-based expert consensus on the use of single-agent bronchodilators in patients with stable mild-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Methods: Using Delphi methodology, a panel of 7 respiratory medicine experts was established, who, in the first nominal group meeting defined the scope, users, and document sections. The panel drew up 14 questions on the use of single-agent bronchodilators in patients with mild-moderate stable COPD to be answered with a systematic review of the literature. The results of the review were discussed in a second nominal group meeting and 17 statements were generated. Agreement/disagreement with the statements was tested among16 different experts including respiratory medicine experts and primary care physicians. Statements were scored from 1 (total disagreement) to 10 (total agreement). Agreement was considered if at least 70% voted >= 7. The level of evidence and grade of recommendation of the systematic literature review was assessed using the Oxford Centre for Evidence-based Medicine levels. Results: A total of 12 of the 17 statements were selected. Specific statements were generated on different profiles of patients with stable mild-moderate COPD in whom single-agent bronchodilators could be prescribed. Conclusions: These statements on the use of single-agent bronchodilators might improve the outcomes and prognosis of patients with stable mild-moderate COPD. (C) 2017 SEPAR. Published by Elsevier Espafia, S.L.U. All rights reserved.