publication . Article . 2005

Antibiotics usefulness and choice in BPCO acute exacerbation

Bruno Tartaglino;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2005 Journal: Emergency Care Journal, volume 1, page 19 (issn: 1826-9826, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
Abstract
Although the debate on the role of bacterial infections and antibiotic treatment in AE-COPD remains open, there is evidence that the persistence of bacteria after acute exacerbation (residual bacterial colony) influences the frequency and severity of subsequent acute exacerbation and that antibiotic treatment that induces faster and more complete eradication produces better clinical outcomes. New aspects must now be considered, given that COPD is a chronic illness subject to acute exacerbations of varying frequencies and that acute exacerbations correspond to functional respiratory deterioration. One of the parameters that is currently acquiring clinical relevan...
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free text keywords: Clinical significance, Respiratory system, Steroid therapy, Persistence (computer science), Exacerbation, COPD, medicine.disease, medicine, business.industry, business, Bacterial colony, Antibiotics, medicine.drug_class, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920
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