Effect of levofloxacin on neutrophilic airway inflammation in stable COPD: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

@inproceedings{Siva2014EffectOL,
  title={Effect of levofloxacin on neutrophilic airway inflammation in stable COPD: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial},
  author={Roshan Siva and Mona Bafadhel and William R Monteiro and Christopher Brightling and Ian D. Pavord},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2014}
}
RATIONALE Airway inflammation persists after smoking cessation in established chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggesting that other factors drive the airway inflammatory response. OBJECTIVES We tested the hypothesis that high levels of bacterial colonization are associated with increased levels of neutrophilic airway inflammation in stable COPD by examining the cross-sectional relationship between these measurements and by conducting a randomized, double-blind, placebo… CONTINUE READING
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