Effects of long-term use of macrolides in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

@inproceedings{Fan2015EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of long-term use of macrolides in patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials},
  author={Li-chao Fan and Hai-Wen Lu and Ping Wei and Xiao-Bin Ji and Shuo Peng Liang and Jin-Fu Xu},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical benefits and safety of the long-term use of macrolides in patients with non-cystic fibrosis (non-CF) bronchiectasis. METHODS Embase, Pubmed, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science databases were searched from inception up to March 2014. The primary outcome was the improvement of exacerbations of bronchiectasis. Secondary endpoints included changes of microbiology, lung function, quality of life, sputum volume, adverse events… CONTINUE READING