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Copd and macrolides

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Xavier Pomares, Concepción Montón, Miriam Bullich, Oscar Cuevas, Joan Carles Oliva, Miguel Gallego, Eduard Monsó
BACKGROUND: Exacerbations of COPD (ECOPD) are a major cause of mortality and morbidity. Continuous cyclic azithromycin (CC-A) reduces the exacerbation rate, but it is unknown whether it remains effective and safe beyond the first year. METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of patients with severe COPD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease grade D) with ≥ 4 moderate to severe ECOPD who received CC-A (500 mg three times per week) as add-on therapy...
May 2018: Chest
MeiLan K Han, Nabihah Tayob, Susan Murray, Mark T Dransfield, George Washko, Paul D Scanlon, Gerard J Criner, Richard Casaburi, John Connett, Stephen C Lazarus, Richard Albert, Prescott Woodruff, Fernando J Martinez
RATIONALE: Daily azithromycin decreases acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), but long-term side effects are unknown. OBJECTIVES: To identify the types of exacerbations most likely to be reduced and clinical subgroups most likely to benefit from azithromycin, 250 mg daily, added to usual care. METHODS: Enrollment criteria included irreversible airflow limitation and AECOPD requiring corticosteroids, emergency department visit, or hospitalization in the prior year or use of supplemental oxygen...
June 15, 2014: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Sevim Uzun, Remco S Djamin, Jan A J W Kluytmans, Paul G H Mulder, Nils E van't Veer, Anton A M Ermens, Aline J Pelle, Henk C Hoogsteden, Joachim G J V Aerts, Menno M van der Eerden
BACKGROUND: Macrolide resistance is an increasing problem; there is therefore debate about when to implement maintenance treatment with macrolides in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We aimed to investigate whether patients with COPD who had received treatment for three or more exacerbations in the previous year would have a decrease in exacerbation rate when maintenance treatment with azithromycin was added to standard care. METHODS: We did a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-centre trial in The Netherlands between May 19, 2010, and June 18, 2013...
May 2014: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
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