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Intervention Protocol

Prophylactic antibiotic therapy for chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  1. Phillippa Poole1,
  2. Samantha C Herath2,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Airways Group

Published Online: 18 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009764

How to Cite

Poole P, Herath SC. Prophylactic antibiotic therapy for chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD009764. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009764.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Auckland, Department of Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand

  2. 2

    Auckland City Hospital, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand

*Samantha C Herath, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand. scherath@yahoo.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 APR 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine whether or not regular treatment with prophylactic antibiotics in patients with COPD reduces the frequency and impact of exacerbations.