Journal article

Effect of long-term nebulized colistin on lung function and quality of life in patients with chronic bronchial sepsis

DP Steinfort, C Steinfort

Internal Medicine Journal | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

Recurrent Gram-negative bacterial infection is a significant cause of death in patients with bronchiectasis and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Nebulized colistin in cystic fibrosis has shown maintenance of pulmonary function and improved symptom scores. We prospectively followed 18 patients with chronic bronchial sepsis treated with nebulized colistin 30 mg daily. Mean decline in forced expiratory volume in 1 s was significantly slower following commencement of inhaled colistin (44 mL/year vs 104 mL/year, P = 0.035). Mean decline in forced vital capacity was also significantly slower following commencement of colistin (48 mL/year vs 110 mL/year, P = 0.033). Patient-repo..

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