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Effect of oral dexamethasone without immediate antibiotics vs placebo on acute sore throat in adults: a Randomized Clinical Trial

Abstract:
Importance: Acute sore throat poses a significant burden on primary care, and is a source of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing. Corticosteroids could be an alternative symptomatic treatment. Objective: To assess the clinical effectiveness of oral corticosteroids for acute sore throat in the absence of antibiotics. Design, Setting and Participants: Double-blind placebo controlled randomised trial (April 2013 to February 2015, 28 day foll... Expand abstract
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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1001/jama.2017.3417

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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National Institute for Health Research
Grant:
School for Primary Care Research (NIHR SPCR
Publisher:
American Medical Association
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Journal of the American Medical Association More from this journal
Volume:
317
Issue:
15
Pages:
1535-1543
Publication date:
2017-04-18
Acceptance date:
2017-04-03
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ISSN:
0002-9955
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pubs:689505
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uuid:1df32e42-c6c3-4658-9f86-7d3154ee9f2d
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pubs:689505
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689505
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2017-04-13

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