American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Two interesting articles in this month's issue:

Erythromycin Inhibits Rhinovirus Infection in Cultured Human Tracheal Epithelial Cells


Intravenous Sildenafil Lowers Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in a Model of Neonatal Pulmonary Hypertension

Of course the latter paper will get more attention … though neither paper is patient oriented, and neither paper would change clinical practice at all.  The paper on erythromycin is a bit troubling to me .. as it is another piece of evidence that the use of antibiotics as anti-inflammatories may increase in the near future.  As UniSci news reports, there is much thought and research going into these ideas.