A comparison of 5-day courses of dirithromycin and azithromycin in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Castaldo2003ACO,
  title={A comparison of 5-day courses of dirithromycin and azithromycin in the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Richard S. Castaldo and Bartolome R Celli and Fernando Gomez and N Lavall{\'e}e and Joseph Souhrada and John P. Hanrahan},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={542-57}
}
BACKGROUND Short-term use of antibiotics has become a common component of the management of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis (AECB), particularly in complex cases with productive cough or purulent phlegm. The macrolide antibiotics, particularly second-generation agents such as dirithromycin and azithromycin, are among the antibiotic classes frequently recommended and used to treat upper and lower respiratory infections, including AECB. OBJECTIVE This study compared the clinical… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 11 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…