Duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy in people with cystic fibrosis.

  title={Duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy in people with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Amanda Plummer and Martin Wildman},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Respiratory disease is the major cause of mortality and morbidity in cystic fibrosis (CF). Life expectancy of people with CF has increased dramatically in the last 40 years. One of the major reasons for this increase is the mounting use of antibiotics to treat chest exacerbations caused by bacterial infections. The optimal duration of intravenous antibiotic therapy is not clearly defined. Individuals usually receive intravenous antibiotics for 14 days, but treatment may range from 10… CONTINUE READING


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