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Non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.
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PMID:  21979982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Bronchiectasis is characterized by irreversible widening of the medium-sized airways, with inflammation, chronic bacterial infection and destruction of the bronchial walls. Exercise or inspiratory muscle training may improve quality of life and exercise endurance in people with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Prolonged-use antibiotics improve clinical response rates, but may not reduce exacerbation rates or lung function. Surgery is often considered for people with extreme damage to one or two lobes of the lung who are at risk for severe infection or bleeding. In this review, the authors will focus on non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, pointing out the differences in management when compared with the cystic fibrosis context, with special emphasis on surgical management. Keywords: Bronchiectasis; Fibrosis; Lung; Non-cystic; Transplantation.
Paulo C Neves; Miguel Guerra; Paulo Ponce; José Miranda; Luís Vouga
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-10-6
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Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
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Created Date:  2011-10-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Centro Hospitalar, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal.
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