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Oral versus inhaled antibiotics for bronchiectasis.

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Summary of "Oral versus inhaled antibiotics for bronchiectasis."

Bronchiectasis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterised by a recurrent cycle of respiratory bacterial infections associated with cough, sputum production and impaired quality of life. Antibiotics are the main therapeutic option for managing bronchiectasis exacerbations. Evidence suggests that inhaled antibiotics may be associated with more effective eradication of infective organisms and a lower risk of developing antibiotic resistance when compared with orally administered antibiotics. However, it is currently unclear whether antibiotics are more effective when administered orally or by inhalation.

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Name: The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
ISSN: 1469-493X
Pages: CD012579

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