Antibiotics show little value in IPF patients

While infection or abnormal microbial colonisation may be a factor in worsening idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), antibiotic treatment does not appear to help. The addition of antimicrobial therapy to usual care in patients with IPF did not improve time to nonelective respiratory hospitalisation or death, a US study shows. An RCT randomised 513 patients to ...

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