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Authors Laurenzi M

Received 30 July 2011

Accepted for publication 1 August 2011

Published 31 January 2012 Volume 2012:7 Pages 33—34


Martino Laurenzi

Senior Medical Director, Internal Medicine Medical Affairs, Forest Research Institute, Jersey City, NJ, USA

The article “Optimizing management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the upcoming decade” by Russell et al1 (January edition of the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) provides an overview of the pathophysiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and discusses emerging treatment options for managing this disease. I wish to draw your attention to the general information and clinical trial data presented on roflumilast. Several inaccuracies have been noticed in this section as well as in Table 2 of the article.

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