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Oral versus intravenous clarithromycin in moderate to severe community-acquired pneumonia: an observational study

Objectives British Thoracic Society guidelines recommend clarithromycin in addition to beta-lactam antibiotics for patients with community-acquired pneumonia and CURB-65 score 2–5. Intravenous therapy is commonly used but there are few data on whether oral therapy is equally effective. Methods This observational study used propensity matching to compare two groups of patients...

Quantifying the real life risk profile of inhaled corticosteroids in COPD by record linkage analysis

Background Inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), especially when prescribed in combination with long-acting ?2 agonists have been shown to improve COPD outcomes. Although there is consistent evidence linking ICS with adverse effects such as pneumonia, the complete risk profile is unclear with conflicting evidence on any association between ICS and the incidence or worsening of existing...