Citations should be made in the following way: Authors. Title. Eur Respir J 2014; 44: Suppl. 58, abstract number.
Bayer Expert Forum at ERS 2014: “Infection, Exacerbation and Colonisation: Managing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Non-CF Bronchiectasis”Evening Expert ForumChairs:
Professor Robert Wilson (Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK)Aims:
Expert Panel Members: Dr Timothy Aksamit (Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA), Professor Stuart Elborn (Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, UK), Dr Adam Hill (The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)
Table Moderators: Dr Stefano Aliberti (University of Milan Bicocca, Monza, Italy), Professor Stuart Elborn (Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, UK), Dr Pieter Goeminne (Universitair Ziekenhuis Leuven, Leuven, Belgium), Dr Rosario Menendez (Hospital Universitario y Politecnico La Fe, Valencia, Spain), Dr Eva Polverino (Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain), Dr Anthony De Soyza (Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
- To provide insight into current and best practices for managing Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in non-CF bronchiectasis (NCFB) patients
- To understand how clinicians use antibiotics to manage P. aeruginosa at various stages of infection (first isolation, exacerbation and colonisation) in patients with NCFB, and reach an agreement on best practice
The Expert Forum was an interactive symposium involving 60 clinicians with a common interest in NCFB and its management. As a platform for discussion, Professor Robert Wilson presented a patient case study highlighting the different points in time when management of P. aeruginosa infection
in NCFB is required.
Following the case presentation, delegates engaged in interactive roundtable discussions focused on one of three time points addressed: first isolation of P. aeruginosa
, exacerbations and colonisation. Each roundtable was allocated a physician with a special interest in NCFB as a moderator who led the discussion and reported back their delegates’ findings, thus prompting a discussion involving the expert panel.
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