Antibiotics for childhood coughs
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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

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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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