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

Hamdan Al-Jahdali, Abdullah Alshimemeri, Abdullah Mobeireek, Amr Albanna, Nehad Al Shirawi, Siraj Wali, Khaled Alkattan, Abdulrahman Alrajhi, Khalid Mobaireek, Hassan Alorainy, Mohamed Al-Hajjaj, Anne Chang, Stefano Aliberti

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-161
Number of pages27
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017


  • Bronchiectasis
  • cystic fibrosis
  • Saudi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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