Bronchiectasis is a syndrome of chronic cough and daily viscid sputum production associated with airway dilatation and bronchial wall thickening. Multiple conditions are associated with the development of bronchiectasis, but all require an infectious insult and usually also impairment of drainage, airway obstruction, and/or a defect in host. Sep 01, 2017 · Bronchiectasis in adults is a chronic disorder associated with poor quality of life and frequent exacerbations in many patients. There have been no previous international guidelines. The European Respiratory Society guidelines for the management of adult bronchiectasis describe the appropriate investigation and treatment strategies determined by a systematic review of the literature.Cited by: 229.
Bronchiectasis is a disease in which there is permanent enlargement of parts of the airways of the lung. Symptoms typically include a chronic cough with mucus production. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing up blood, and chest pain.Causes: Infections, cystic fibrosis, unknown. Adult. Home Ilowite JS, et al. Treatment of idiopathic bronchiectasis with aerosolized recombinant human DNase I. Chest 1998;113:1329-1334. A large multinational trial of patients with idiopathic bronchiectasis found increased exacerbation frequency and a more brisk decrease in FEV1. While noteworthy for its specific findings, this study is.
OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe the characteristics of adult patients with bronchiectasis enrolled in the US Bronchiectasis Research Registry (BRR). METHODS: The BRR is a database of patients with non-cystic-fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFB) enrolled at 13 sites in the United States.Cited by: 105. INTRODUCTION. Bronchiectasis is a chronic, debilitating disease characterized by permanent dilatation of the bronchi. 1 The airways are continuously inflamed and infected causing the characteristic features of the disease, namely persistent cough, sputum and recurrent infective episodes. 2 The worldwide prevalence and impact of the disease has become increasingly recognized over the past few Cited by: 1.