Surgery versus non‐surgical treatment for bronchiectasis

  title={Surgery versus non‐surgical treatment for bronchiectasis},
  author={Christopher J. Warburton and John A Corless},
  journal={Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews},
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for bronchiectasis comprises postural drainage and various regimes of antibiotic therapy. If the disease is confined to localised areas of lung, surgical resection of the affected segments is often performed. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefit of surgical resection compared with standard ("conservative") treatment. SEARCH STRATEGY: The Cochrane Airways Group trials register derived from MEDLINE, EMBASE and hand searching of major journals was searched using the… 
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    Tubercle and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
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It is the opinion that the current bias towards conservative management in bronchiectasis is unjustified.