Macrolide therapy for the prevention of acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

@article{Mammen2012MacrolideTF,
  title={Macrolide therapy for the prevention of acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.},
  author={Manoj J. Mammen and Sanjay Sethi},
  journal={Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej},
  year={2012},
  volume={122 1-2},
  pages={
          54-9
        }
}
Acute exacerbations are a major contributor to health care costs and a leading cause of death in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A reduction in acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) would lead to significant improvements in patient well-being and survival. Bacterial and viral infections cause a majority of AECOPD episodes; however, with the exception of influenza and pneumococcal vaccines, preventative therapies for exacerbations do not directly address these… CONTINUE READING

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