Do Antibiotics Improve Outcomes for Patients Hospitalized with COPD Exacerbations?The Journal of Family Practice
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AbstractEVIDENCE-BASED ANSWER YES. Antibiotic use reduced mortality and treatment failure in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials [RCTs]). Giving antibiotics early to hospitalized patients decreased the need for later ventilation and readmission within 30 days for exacerbation of COPD (SOR: B, a retrospective cohort study).
Citation InformationSagi Mathew, Deborah S. Zeitlin and Katherine Rickett. "Do Antibiotics Improve Outcomes for Patients Hospitalized with COPD Exacerbations?" The Journal of Family Practice Vol. 61 Iss. 9 (2012) p. 561 - 573
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