Bronchiectasis: New Approaches to Diagnosis and Management.

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Bronchiectasis: New Approaches to Diagnosis and Management.

Clin Chest Med. 2011 Sep;32(3):535-546

Authors: Feldman C

Non-cystic fibrosis (CF) bronchiectasis is a common, potentially serious, condition. Further investigations should be performed in an attempt to identify the underlying cause because it may lead to a change in therapy and have significant prognostic implications. MRI is being investigated as a radiation free alternative to high-resolution CT scan of the chest. Many of the treatment recommendations for non-CF bronchiectasis have not been studied in randomized controlled trials but have been extrapolated from the management recommendations for CF. Studies are beginning to inform decisions regarding the management of non-CF bronchiectasis, and an understanding of the best treatment options is beginning to emerge.

PMID: 21867821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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