Treatment With Ciprofloxacin Antibiotics Found to Reduce Exacerbations

Treatment With Ciprofloxacin Antibiotics Found to Reduce Exacerbations

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Treatment With Ciprofloxacin Antibiotics Found to Reduce Exacerbations

Treatment with the inhaled antibiotic ciprofloxacin can reduce the frequency of exacerbations, or sudden disease flare-ups, in people with bronchiectasis, a new analysis indicates. The findings were published in the Internal Medicine Journal, in the study “Meta‐analysis of Efficacy and Safety of Inhaled Ciprofloxacin in Non‐cystic Fibrosis Bronchiectasis Patients.” Recurrent lung infections are characteristic of bronchiectasis. In particular, infection by bacteria — most notably Pseudomonas aeruginosa — are associated with worse outcomes, such as an increased…

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