The effect of macrolides in reducing exacerbations in obstructive airways disease is probably less to do with their anti-inflammatory effects or direct antimicrobial action and more to do with their ability to modify macrophage function. That’s the message from Professor Peter Gibson, recipient of the 2018 ERS Gold Medal in Asthma, who told the ERS ...
Peter Gibson’s ERS Gold Medal in Asthma: Macrolides and macrophages
By Mardi Chapman
18 Sep 2018