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Effects of different antibiotic classes on airway bacteria in stable COPD using culture and molecular techniques: a randomised controlled trial
  1. Simon E Brill1,
  2. Martin Law2,
  3. Ethaar El-Emir1,
  4. James P Allinson1,
  5. Phillip James1,
  6. Victoria Maddox3,
  7. Gavin C Donaldson1,
  8. Timothy D McHugh3,
  9. William O Cookson1,
  10. Miriam F Moffatt1,
  11. Irwin Nazareth4,
  12. John R Hurst5,
  13. Peter M A Calverley6,
  14. Michael J Sweeting7,
  15. Jadwiga A Wedzicha1
  1. 1National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK
  2. 2Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit Hub for Trials Methodology Research, Cambridge, UK
  3. 3Centre for Clinical Microbiology, University College London, London, UK
  4. 4Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London, London, UK
  5. 5Centre for Respiratory Medicine, University College London, London, UK
  6. 6School of Aging and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
  7. 7Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Simon E Brill, Airway Disease Section, National Heart and Lung Institute, Guy Scadding Building, Dovehouse Street, London SW3 6LY, UK; s.brill{at}

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