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Do Antibiotics Improve Outcomes for Patients Hospitalized with COPD Exacerbations?
The Journal of Family Practice
  • Sagi Mathew
  • Deborah S. Zeitlin, Butler University
  • Katherine Rickett
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
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http://www.jfponline.com
Abstract
EVIDENCE-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).
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Citation Information
Sagi 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deborah-zeitlin/2/