Friday, May 1, 2015

Bronchiectasis Guidelines 2015

Dear Respiratory friends, today was published intresting review on Management of Bronchoectasis! 
Read full text: http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/45/5/1446.full
Formerly regarded as a rare disease, bronchiectasis is now increasingly recognised and a renewed interest in the condition is stimulating drug development and clinical research. Bronchiectasis represents the final common pathway of a number of infectious, genetic, autoimmune, developmental and allergic disorders and is highly heterogeneous in its aetiology, impact and prognosis.

The goals of therapy should be: to improve airway mucus clearance through physiotherapy with or without adjunctive therapies; to suppress, eradicate and prevent airway bacterial colonisation; to reduce airway inflammation; and to improve physical functioning and quality of life. 
http://erj.ersjournals.com/content/45/5/1446.full


Fortunately, an increasing body of evidence supports interventions in bronchiectasis. The field has benefited greatly from the introduction of evidence-based guidelines in some European countries and randomised controlled trials have now demonstrated the benefit of long-term macrolide therapy, with accumulating evidence for inhaled therapies, physiotherapy and pulmonary rehabilitation.

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  1. Bronchiectasis is a condition where the bronchial tubes of your lungs are for all time harmed and augmented. Bronchiectasis is treatable, however it can't be cured. With Bronchiectasis Treatment you can carry on with an ordinary life.

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