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The Optimum Patient Care Research Database (OPCRD)  is a bespoke database with focus on patient-reported outcomes that contains anonymous data from over 600 UK general practices across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The database contains both longitudinal medical records and, for approximately 10% of patients with asthma and COPD, the results of patient-completed questionnaires.

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Identifying Critical Inhaler Errors

July 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice
Asthma management should target inhaler training to reduce key critical errors.
To read the full article click here.

Comparison of serious inhaler technique errors made by device-naïve patients using three different dry powder inhalers: a randomised, crossover, open-label

May 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Lead Author: Henry Chrystyn et al

Published: 13/05/2016

Journal: BMC Pulmonary Medicine. 2016 16:12. […]

Characteristics of patients making serious inhaler errors with a dry powder inhaler and association with asthma-related events in a primary care setting.

January 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Lead Author: Janine A.M. Westerik et al

Published: 26/01/2016

Journal: J Asthma. 2016 Jan 26:1-9.

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Predicting frequent COPD exacerbations using primary care data

November 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: Marjan Kerkhof et al

Published: 9/11/15

Journal: International Journal of COPD

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Blood eosinophil count and prospective annual asthma disease burden: a UK cohort study

October 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: David B Price et al

Published: 19/10/15

Journal:The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

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Predicting frequent asthma exacerbations using blood eosinophil count and other patient data routinely available in clinical practice.

October 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 12/10/2015

Journal: Journal of Asthma and Allergy 2016:9 1–12 […]

Current controversies and challenges in allergic rhinitis management

August 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 29/8/15

Journal: Taylor Francis

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Increased Dose of Inhaled Corticosteroid versus Add-On Long-acting b-Agonist for Step-Up Therapy in Asthma

June 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: Elliot Israel et al

Published: 12/6/15

Journal: Annals of the American Thoracic Society

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Initial step-up treatment changes in asthmatic children already prescribed inhaled corticosteroids: a historical cohort study

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: Steve W Turner et al

Publication date: 11/06/2015

Journal: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine

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Initial step-up treatment changes in asthmatic children already prescribed inhaled corticosteroids: a historical cohort study

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: Steve W Turner et al

Published: 11/6/15

Journal: NPJ Primary Care Respiratory Medicine

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Small-particle Inhaled Corticosteroid as First-line or Step-up Controller Therapy in Childhood Asthma

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: Willem M.C. van Aalderen et al

Published: 29/5/15

Journal: Journal of Allergy Clinical Immunology: In Practice

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Small-particle Inhaled Corticosteroid as First-line or Step-up Controller Therapy in Childhood Asthma

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: Willem M.C. van Aalderen et al

Published: 29/05/2015

Journal: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice

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Differential effects of inhaled corticosteroids in smokers/ex-smokers and nonsmokers with asthma (Research Letter)

April 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: Nicolas Roche et al

Published: 5/4/15

Journal: American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine

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Long-acting muscarinic antagonist use in adults with asthma: real-life prescribing and outcomes of add-on therapy with tiotropium bromide

January 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 14/1/15

Journal: Journal of Asthma and Allergy

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Comparing the effectiveness of small-particle versus large-particle inhaled corticosteroid in COPD

October 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Lead Author: Dirkje S. Postma et al

Published: 17/10/14

Journal: International Journal of COPD

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Management of COPD in the UK primary-care setting: an analysis of real-life prescribing patterns

August 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 27/8/14

Journal: International Journal of COPD

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Adjunctive treatment with oral AKL1, a botanical nutraceutical, in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

July 9th, 2014|0 Comments

Lead Author: Claire Brockwell et al

Published: 9/7/14

Journal: International Journal of COPD

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Fluticasone propionate/formoterol fumarate in fixed-dose combination for the treatment of asthma

May 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 6/5/14

Journal: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine

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Switching patients from other inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) devices to the Easyhaler®: historical, matched-cohort study of real-life asthma patients

April 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 10/4/14

Journal: Journal of Asthma & Allergy

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Opportunities to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in routine care in the UK: a retrospective study of a clinical cohort

February 13th, 2014|0 Comments

Lead Author: Rupert Jones et al

Published: 13/2/14

Journal: Lancet Respiratory Medicine

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Using fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) to diagnose steroid-responsive disease and guide asthma management in routine care

November 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price

Published: 7/11/13

Journal: Clinical & Translational Allergy

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Real-life comparison of beclometasone dipropionate as an extrafine- or larger-particle formulation for asthma

May 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 1/5/13

Journal: Respiratory Medicine

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Characteristics of patients preferring once-daily controller therapy for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: retrospective observational study

March 4th, 2013|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 4/3/13

Journal: Primary Care Respiratory Journal

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Effect of inhaled corticosteroid therapy step-down and dosing regimen on measures of asthma control

December 19th, 2012|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 19/12/12

Journal: Journal of Allergy & Therapy

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Leukotriene Antagonists as First-Line or Add-on Asthma-Controller Therapy

May 5th, 2011|0 Comments

Lead Author: David Price et al

Published: 05/05/2011

Journal: N Engl J Med 2011; 364:1695-1707

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Improving clinician–patient communication in asthma: the HARP project

April 1st, 2010|0 Comments

Lead Author: J. Haughney et al

Published: 1/4/10

Journal: Allergy

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