June 2013 Colonel's Monthly POEM
June 2013 In treatment-na've patients with moderate to severe COPD, does treatment with tiotropium versus long-acting beta-agonists improve outcomes (COPD exacerbations, disease-related hospitalizations, and overall mortality)? http://web.wilkes.edu/jonathan.ference/webcasts/june13_monthly_poem.pdf
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD009157. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009157.pub2. LOE: 2 The Colonel's Monthly POEM archive can be found at: http://web.wilkes.edu/jonathan.ference/docs/monthly_poems.pdf
The term POEM refers to a clinical study that addresses relevant patient-oriented outcomes with feasible interventions; the results of which, if found to be valid, has significant practice implications.
The Colonel's Monthly POEM is presented by Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy student pharmacists and faculty and is intended to alert you to studies which have the potential to change your practice.
Your questions and comments are welcomed and can be directed to The Colonel's Monthly POEM coordinator at: firstname.lastname@example.org.