Patients with bronchiectasis and chronic infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa have more frequent pulmonary exacerbations and hospital admissions, and reduced quality of life and survival, than those who are free of P. aeruginosa infection . Guidelines published by the British Thoracic Society recommend treatment to eradicate P. aeruginosa when first isolated in respiratory tract samples of people with bronchiectasis . However, the best regimen to achieve eradication and how to determine successful eradication are yet unknown.
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- Received April 29, 2016.
- Accepted February 14, 2017.
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