Bronchiectasis: Treatment decisions for pulmonary exacerbations and their prevention.
Respirology. 2018 Sep 11;:
Authors: Bell SC, Elborn JS, Byrnes CA
Interest in bronchiectasis has increased over the past two decades, as shown by the establishment of disease-specific registries in several countries, the publication of management guidelines and a growing number of clinical trials to address evidence gaps for treatment decisions. This review considers the evidence for defining and treating pulmonary exacerbations, the approaches for eradication of newly identified airway pathogens and the methods to prevent exacerbations through long-term treatments from a pragmatic practice-based perspective. Areas for future studies are also explored.
PMID: 30207018 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]