Long‐term macrolides for non‐cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

@article{Wu2014LongtermMF,
  title={Long‐term macrolides for non‐cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis: A systematic review and meta‐analysis},
  author={Qibiao Wu and Weixing Shen and Haibo Cheng and Xiqiao Zhou},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2014},
  volume={19}
}
Long‐term macrolides are increasingly being prescribed for stable bronchiectasis. This meta‐analysis assessed the clinical effect of this treatment in bronchiectasis. A systematic review and meta‐analysis were carried out. All randomized, controlled trials (RCT) comparing long‐term macrolides with placebo and/or usual medical care, with outcome measures relating to efficacy and safety were selected. Nine RCT recruiting 530 patients were included. Compared with placebo and/or usual medical care… 
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