This is the first guideline developed by the Saudi Thoracic Society for the diagnosis and management of noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Local experts including pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory therapists, and others from adult and pediatric departments provided the best practice evidence recommendations based on the available international and local literature. The main objective of this guideline is to utilize the current published evidence to develop recommendations about management of bronchiectasis suitable to our local health-care system and available resources. We aim to provide clinicians with tools to standardize the diagnosis and management of bronchiectasis. This guideline targets primary care physicians, family medicine practitioners, practicing internists and respiratory physicians, and all other health-care providers involved in the care of the patients with bronchiectasis.

The Saudi Thoracic Society guidelines for diagnosis and management of noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis / A. Hamdan, A. Abdullah, M. Abdullah, A. Amr, A.S. Nehad, W. Siraj, A. Khaled, A. Abdulrahman, M. Khalid, A. Hassan, A. Mohamed, C. Anne, S. Aliberti. - In: ANNALS OF THORACIC MEDICINE. - ISSN 1817-1737. - 12:3(2017 Sep), pp. 135-161. [10.4103/atm.ATM_171_17]

The Saudi Thoracic Society guidelines for diagnosis and management of noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis

S. Aliberti
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2017

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This is the first guideline developed by the Saudi Thoracic Society for the diagnosis and management of noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis. Local experts including pulmonologists, infectious disease specialists, thoracic surgeons, respiratory therapists, and others from adult and pediatric departments provided the best practice evidence recommendations based on the available international and local literature. The main objective of this guideline is to utilize the current published evidence to develop recommendations about management of bronchiectasis suitable to our local health-care system and available resources. We aim to provide clinicians with tools to standardize the diagnosis and management of bronchiectasis. This guideline targets primary care physicians, family medicine practitioners, practicing internists and respiratory physicians, and all other health-care providers involved in the care of the patients with bronchiectasis.
bronchiectasis; cystic fibrosis; Saudi; surgery; pulmonary and respiratory medicine; cardiology and cardiovascular medicine
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