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Therapeutic Success of Tiotropium/Olodaterol, Measured Using the Clinical COPD Questionnaire (CCQ), in Routine Clinical Practice: A Multinational Non-Interventional Study

Authors Valipour A, Avdeev S, Barczyk A, Bayer V, Fridlender Z, Georgieva M, Kudela O, Medvedchikov A, Miron R, Sanzharovskaya M, Šileikienė V, Šorli J, Spielmanns M, Szalai Z

Received 13 November 2020

Accepted for publication 7 February 2021

Published 10 March 2021 Volume 2021:16 Pages 615—628


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Russell

Arschang Valipour,1 Sergey Avdeev,2 Adam Barczyk,3 Valentina Bayer,4 Zvi Fridlender,5 Mariela Georgieva,6 Ondřej Kudela,7 Alexey Medvedchikov,8 Ramona Miron,9 Maria Sanzharovskaya,8 Virginija Šileikienė,10 Jurij Šorli,11 Marc Spielmanns,12 Zsuzsanna Szalai13

1Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Karl-Landsteiner-Institute for Lung Research and Pulmonary Oncology, Vienna Health Care Group, Klinik Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria; 2I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russia; 3Wydział Nauk Medycznych Śląskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego, Katowice, Poland; 4Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ridgefield, CT, USA; 5Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel; 6Medical Center “Sv.ivan Rilski” OOD, Vidin, Bulgaria; 7Department of Pneumology, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic; 8Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co. KG, Vienna, Austria; 9Clinical Pneumophtysiology Hospital Iasi, Iasi, Romania; 10Faculty of Medicine, Clinic of Chest Diseases, Immunology and Allergology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania; 11Bolnišnica Topolšica, Topolšica, Slovenia; 12Zürcher RehaZentrum Wald, Wald, Switzerland; 13Petz Aladar County Teaching Hospital, Gyor, Hungary

Correspondence: Arschang Valipour
Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Karl-Landsteiner-Institute for Lung Research and Pulmonary Oncology, Vienna Health Care Group, Klinik Floridsdorf, Brünner Straße 68, 1210 Vienna, Austria
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Background: The Clinical COPD Questionnaire (CCQ) is a simple patient-reported tool to measure clinical control of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Objective: This open-label, single-arm, non-interventional study (NCT03663569) investigated changes in CCQ score during treatment with tiotropium/olodaterol in clinical practice.
Methods: Data were included from consenting COPD patients, enrolled in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Ukraine, who were receiving a new prescription for tiotropium/olodaterol according to the treating physician in a real-world environment. The primary endpoint was the occurrence of therapeutic success, defined as a 0.4-point decrease in CCQ score after treatment with tiotropium/olodaterol for approximately 6 weeks.
Results: Overall, 4819 patients were treated; baseline and Week 6 CCQ scores were available for 4700 patients, mostly classified as Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) B (51.6%) or D (42.7%). After 6 weeks’ treatment, 81.4% (95% confidence interval [95% CI] 80.24– 82.49) of patients achieved therapeutic success; mean improvement in overall CCQ score was 1.02 points (95% CI 1.00– 1.05). Improved CCQ score was seen in 92.2% of patients (95% CI 91.43– 92.98), 2.5% had no change and 5.3% showed a worsening. When stratified by prior treatment, the greatest benefit was seen in treatment-naïve patients, with 85.7% achieving therapeutic success, compared with 79.5% of those pretreated with long-acting β2-agonist (LABA)/inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and 74.2% of those pretreated with LABA or long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) monotherapy. Overall, rescue medication decreased by 1.25 puffs/day (95% CI 1.19– 1.31) versus baseline. In total, 29 patients (0.6%) reported drug-related adverse events and 7 patients reported serious adverse events (0.15%).
Conclusion: In 4700 COPD patients, 6 weeks’ treatment with tiotropium/olodaterol, as initial treatment or follow-up to LAMA or LABA monotherapy or LABA/ICS, improved CCQ and decreased rescue medication use. The adverse event profile was consistent with the known safety profile of tiotropium/olodaterol.

Keywords: tiotropium, olodaterol, COPD, CCQ, Clinical COPD Questionnaire, non-interventional study

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