Funding for this research was provided by:
North West Lung Research Charity, Manchester, UK
Almirall, S.A, Barcelona, Spain
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Received: 1 November 2017
Accepted: 2 April 2018
First Online: 11 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. The study was approved by the local research ethics committee (Greater Manchester Central REC reference: 14/NW/0048) and subjects provided written informed consent.
: DS has received sponsorship to attend international meetings, honoraria for lecturing or attending advisory boards and research grants from various pharmaceutical companies including Almirall, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Chiesi, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Glenmark, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, NAPP, Novartis, Pfizer, Skypharma, Takeda, Teva, Therevance and Verona. IR, MC, AD, NP and MM are employees of Almirall S. A. TS, SM and AB declare that they have no competing interests.
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