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Document type:
Journal Article; Article 
Author(s):
Fexer, Johannes; Donnachie, Ewan; Schneider, Antonius; Wagenpfeil, Stefan; Keller, Manfred; Hofmann, Frank; Mehring, Michael 
Title:
The effects of theophylline on hospital admissions and exacerbations in COPD patients: audit data from the Bavarian disease management program. 
Abstract:
Theophylline is often used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Current evidence leaves the effectiveness and safety of this drug open to question. Thus, we evaluated the effectiveness of theophylline on the rate of hospitalizations and disease exacerbations by examining routine data from the ambulatory disease management program for COPD in the German state of Bavaria.Data sets from a total of 30 330 patients were examined. Logistic regression models were used to calculate pro...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Dtsch Arztebl Int 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
111 
Journal issue:
17 
Pages contribution:
293-300 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1866-0452 
TUM Institution:
Lehrstuhl für Allgemeinmedizin (Prof. Schneider) (keine SAP-Zuordnung!)