UK Guidelines Quiz: COPD & Antibiotics

Tim Locke

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July 20, 2018

NICE issued a draft guideline as a separate update to the 2010 clinical guideline on diagnosing and managing COPD in over 16s. In a statement Dr Andrew Molyneux, Chair of the COPD update committee, said: "COPD is a common and life-threatening illness, causing 115,000 admissions to hospital every year. For some people who have frequent exacerbations, prophylactic antibiotics can help to reduce the frequency of exacerbations and admissions to hospital."

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