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Our study offers a new perspective on the role of macrolides in preventing acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD)from the aspects of target population, drug dose, course of treatment, advantages and disadvantages of treatment scheme, etc.

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Our study demonstrated that long-term low dose usage of macrolides in stable period can effectively prevent acute exacerbations of COPD,but it was not suitable for the elderly.We recommend that this treatment regimen could used in patients with GOLD grading C or D group.

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I hope this article could makes more scholars to contact me and to promote the research of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Effects of long-term macrolide therapy at low doses in stable COPD Xin Yao
the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University

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This page is a summary of: Effects of long-term macrolide therapy at low doses in stable COPD, International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, June 2019, Dove Medical Press, DOI: 10.2147/copd.s205075.
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