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Overview of systematic reviews assessing the evidence for shorter versus longer duration antibiotic treatment for bacterial infections in secondary care.

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Our objective was to assess the clinical effectiveness of shorter versus longer duration antibiotics for treatment of bacterial infections in adults and children in secondary care settings, using the evidence from published systematic reviews. We conducted electronic searches in MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane, and Cinahl. Our primary outcome was clinical resolution. The quality of included reviews was assessed using the AMSTAR criteria, and the quality of the evidence was rated using the GRADE cri...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0194858

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
ORCID:
0000-0002-2420-0811
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; NDM Experimental Medicine
ORCID:
0000-0002-0412-8509
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS One Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
3
Pages:
e0194858
Publication date:
2018-03-28
Acceptance date:
2018-03-12
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:832167
URN:
uri:4195b7f8-6b44-4bcc-a943-d5803e29f20b
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uuid:4195b7f8-6b44-4bcc-a943-d5803e29f20b
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