Chapter 60. Antibiotic Therapy in Patients with COPD

  1. Robert A. Stockley Professor1,
  2. Stephen I. Rennard Professor2,
  3. Klaus Rabe Professor3 and
  4. Bartolome Celli Professor4
  1. Michael S. Niederman

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch60

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Stockley, R. A., Rennard, S. I., Rabe, K. and Celli, B. (2007) Antibiotic Therapy in Patients with COPD, in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch60

Author Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TH, UK

  2. 2

    Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Section, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985125 Nebraska Medical Center, 800 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68198-5300

  3. 3

    Dept of Pulmonology, Leiden Universtiy Medical Centre, Albinusdreef 2, C3-P, Postbox 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, Netherlands

  4. 4

    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, St Elizabeth's Medical Centre, 736 Cambridge Street, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02135-2907

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122894

Online ISBN: 9780470755976

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Keywords:

  • antibiotic therapy;
  • pneumonia;
  • exacerbation;
  • serological data;
  • inflammation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why should antibiotics be used in AECB?

  • Likely bacteria in AECB and the frequency of antibiotic resistance

  • Principles of antibiotic use

  • Properties of specific antimicrobial agents

  • Therapy for AECB using patient subsets: should different patients be treated with different therapies?

  • References