Tag Archives: Pulmonary

Prophylactic Azithromycin Beneficial in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

December 14, 2018 Share this content: The number of hospital admissions and antibiotics prescribed dropped in participants who took prophylactic azithromycin. Prophylactic azithromycin may reduce hospital stays and the need for rescue antibiotics in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to a retrospective study published in the European Respiratory Journal. Researchers analyzed the use of… Read More »

Pulmonary TB Can Be Cured with Shorter Treatment, Study Finds

By Laura Kurtzman   Almost half of the nearly 10 million patients with active tuberculosis each year could potentially be cured with significantly shorter treatments than current guidelines recommend, a new analysis from UC San Francisco has found. The results suggest targeted therapies could be more effective in treating TB, which killed an estimated 1.3 million… Read More »