TITLE

BRONCHIECTASIS AND TRANSPLANTATION

PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Dec2001 Supp, Vol. 56, piii52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents various studies related to bronchiectasis and transplantation. The "vicious cycle" hypothesis for bronchiectasis predicts that persistent bacterial colonization of the airway perpetuates inflammatory changes and prevents clearance of these bacteria and their damaging pro-inflammatory mediators. The evidence shows a small but limited benefit for prolonged antibiotics in bronchiectasis. Further randomized controlled trials with adequate power and standardized end-points are required.
ACCESSION #
12965135

 

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