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The effect of telithromycin in acute exacerbations of asthma.
BACKGROUND We conducted a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy of telithromycin in patients with acute exacerbations of asthma. METHODS A total of 278 adultsExpand
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Demonstration of Viable Chlamydia pneumoniae in Atherosclerotic Plaques of Carotid Arteries by Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
Chlamydia pneumoniaein atheromas has been demonstrated in several studies. Culture of the organism from arterial tissue has been difficult. We report the use of a reverse transcriptase polymeraseExpand
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Guidelines for empiric antimicrobial prescribing in community-acquired pneumonia.
Empiric antimicrobial prescribing for community-acquired pneumonia remains a challenge, despite the availability of treatment guidelines. A number of key differences exist between North American andExpand
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Community-acquired pneumonia related to intracellular pathogens
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality worldwide; the annual incidence of CAP among adults in Europe has ranged from 1.5 to 1.7 per 1000Expand
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Psychopathological Dimensions of Harassment in the Workplace (Mobbing)
Aims: This study (a) evaluates the subjective perception and the psychopathological effects on workers subjected to harassment at the workplace, (b) examines the pathogenic relation between workplaceExpand
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Validation of Predictors of Adverse Outcomes in Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in the ICU*
Objective:To validate a set of predictors of adverse outcomes in patients with ICU-acquired pneumonia in relation to clinically relevant assessment at 28 days. Design:Prospective, observationalExpand
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Treatment of acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection by antibiotic class and associated outcomes: a 13 European country observational study in primary care.
OBJECTIVES Acute cough/lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is one of the commonest reasons for consulting and antibiotic prescribing. There are theoretical reasons why treatment with particularExpand
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Long-acting bronchodilators improve exercise capacity in COPD patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundWe carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis with the aim to evaluate the efficacy of long-acting bronchodilators on exercise capacity in COPD patients.MethodsThe endpoints were theExpand
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Amoxicillin for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection in primary care when pneumonia is not suspected: a 12-country, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.
BACKGROUND Lower-respiratory-tract infection is one of the most common acute illnesses managed in primary care. Few placebo-controlled studies of antibiotics have been done, and overall effectivenessExpand
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Antibiotic treatment and baseline severity of disease in acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: a re-evaluation of previously published data of a placebo-controlled randomized study.
The study was designed to extend retrospectively the analysis of a previously reported study on chronic bronchitis patients with acute exacerbations treated with amoxicillin-clavulanic acid orExpand
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