Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Long term azithromycin to prevent COPD exacerbations?

In this NEJM study the effect was modest (9 months to first exacerbation as opposed to 6 months) and at the price of hearing impairment developing in a few patients at 1 year. The impact on antimicrobial resistance, though a concern, is unknown.

Via Hospital Medicine Quick Hits.

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