Paediatric respiratory diseases
ERS Clinical practice guidelines for managing children and adolescents with bronchiectasis
Aims : To describe the objectives of managing children/adolescents with bronchiectasis; to present the ERS recommendations relating to diagnosing and undertaking the minimum investigations when evaluating a child/adolescent with chronic suppurative lung disease; to explain reasons for the various recommendations and to increase awarness of the guideline’s recommendations on antibiotic treatment of exacerbations, pathogen eradication, long-term antibiotic therapy, asthma-type therapies (inhaled corticosteroids, bronchodilators), mucoactive drugs, airway clearance, disease monitoring, factors to consider before surgical treatment and the reversibility and prevention of bronchiectasis in children/adolescents.
Target audience :
Clinical researcher, General practitioner, Medical Student, Nurse, Paediatrician, Patient, Physician in Pulmonary Training, Respiratory physiotherapist
General respiratory patient care, Public health
Parent perspectives and input into the guideline
Z. Powell(Aylesbury, United Kingdom)
Overall clinical approach
A. Bush(London, United Kingdom)
Treatment options and recommendations
K. Grimwood(Gold Coast (QLD), Australia)
Practical approach with cases, interactive questions and discussion
A. Zacharasiewicz(Wien, Austria)
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