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]