Commonly prescribed antibiotic reduces acute COPD attacks – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A recent study has found that a commonly prescribed antibiotic lowers the frequency and severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease flare-ups.
Kiley: It's good news for the patients, for families, for the public at large that our research is starting to pay off.
Narrator: NIH’s Dr. James Kiley.
Kiley: We have a potentially new agent that we can introduce into the toolbox, if you will, for the physician to care for patients that have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Narrator: The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. For more about COPD and this new study, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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