Short- versus long-duration antimicrobial treatment for exacerbations of chronic bronchitis: A meta-analysis Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bronchitis, Chronic

abstract

  • Short-duration treatment seems to be as effective as and safer than long-duration antimicrobial treatment of patients with AECB. Additional research is required to clarify the long-term outcomes (namely the exacerbation-free interval after the resolution of an initial episode) of the compared regimens.

publication date

  • August 22, 2008

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/jac/dkn201

PubMed ID

  • 18467303

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 442

end page

  • 50

volume

  • 62

number

  • 3