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International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Inhalation effort for COPD patients and why inhaler choice matters

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Dr Richard Russell is joined by Professor Omar Usmani to discuss inhalation effort and the factors that influence drug delivery in patients with COPD. They will explain why inhaler choice is an important consideration and what patient characteristics to look out for when prescribing.1,2 Dr Russell will also delve into a newly released publication on fungal sensitisation and the impact this has on patients with COPD.3 Following this, he will highlight what people are talking about on social media regarding COVID-19 and COPD, including mask wearing and the effect of the pandemic on exacerbation rates.

1 Dekhuijzen PNR, et al. Respir Med 2013;107:1817–1821;
2 Usmani OS. Ther Clin Risk Manag 2019;15:461–472;
3 Tiew PY, et al. Eur Respir J 2020;56:2000418.

Dr Omar Usmani reports research funding, advisory board attendance and symposium funding from Aerocrine, Almirall, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chiesi, Cipla, Covis, Edmond Pharma, GlaxoSmithKline, Mundipharma, Napp, Novartis, Roche, Sandoz, Takeda, Trudell Medical, UCB and Vectura.


Professor Omar Usmani
Professor Omar Usmani is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, Royal Brompton Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital London. He is Head of Assembly 5 (Airway Diseases, Asthma, COPD and Chronic Cough) at the European Respiratory Society (ERS), Vice President for Scientific Outputs of the Respiratory Effectiveness Group (REG), Chair of the UK Inhaler Group (UKIG), Vice-Chair of Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) and President-elect of the International Society of Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM). In 2019, he was made a Fellow of the ERS.


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Published on: 23 December 2021