Global initiative for chronic obstructive lung disease objectives of COPD management: does tiotropium meet them?

Relieve symptomsYes
Improve exercise toleranceYes
Improve health statusYes
Prevent and treat exacerbationsYes
Prevent and treat complications?
Reduce mortality? UPLIFT study
Minimise side effects from treatmentYes
Prevent disease progression? UPLIFT study
  • ? UPLIFT: awaiting results from the UPLIFT study. COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.