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Antibiotics for Acute Asthma Exacerbations: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: March 23, 2017
Project Number: RB1076-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of antibiotics for acute asthma exacerbations without clear signs of bacterial infection?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of antibiotics for acute asthma exacerbations without clear signs of bacterial infection?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of antibiotics for acute asthma exacerbations?

Key Message

Three randomized-control trials and four evidence based guidelines were identified regarding the use of antibiotics for acute asthma exacerbations.