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"Antibiotics for childhood coughs"


Written by: Bandolier


Coverage: Treatment


Summary: Review of "T Fahey, N Stocks, T Thomas. Systematic review of the treatment of upper respiratory tract infection. Archives of Diseases in Childhood 1998 79: 225-230". Explains the findings of the review and discusses the methods.


Published by: Bandolier


Level of Evidence: Expert Opinion


Date of Publication: 01/04/99
Date of Posting: 21/06/2004
Date of next Review: 21/06/2006


Available at: http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/band62/b62-7.html


Source: Bandolier


Format: HTML


Publication Type: Review


Related Questions on this site:
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MeSH keywords: Cough; Respiratory tract infections; Child



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