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Azithromycin for prevention of exacerbations in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis
  1. Rachel Mackley
  1. Correspondence to Rachel Mackley, Respiratory ST4, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9HT, UK; rachel.mackley{at}

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This randomised, double-blind placebo control trial from New Zealand looked at the use of azithromycin in non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis and aimed to assess its effect on exacerbation frequency, lung function and health-related quality of life.

The trial enrolled 141 participants and randomly assigned them to receive either azithromycin 500 mg three times a week for 6 months, or placebo, …

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