Monday, April 17, 2006

Antibiotic may help ease asthma attack due to anti-inflammatory effect: study

From the Canadian Press:
Patients given a certain antibiotic for acute asthma attacks had reduced symptoms and a hastened recovery, providing a potential new avenue of treatment for the increasingly common affliction, researchers say.

In an intriguing study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers report that patients treated with the antibiotic telithromycin not only had twice the improvement in symptoms than asthmatics given a placebo, but they also recovered much sooner. ...more

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