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Corticosteroids for pain relief in sore throat: systematic review and meta-analysis.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether systemic corticosteroids improve symptoms of sore throat in adults and children. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Cochrane Central, Medline, Embase, Database of Reviews of Effectiveness (DARE), NHS Health Economics Database, and bibliographies. OUTCOME MEASURES: Percentage of patients with complete resolution at 24 and 48 hours, mean time to onset of pain relief, mean time to complete resolution of symptoms, days missed from work or sc...

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10.1136/bmj.b2976

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Thompson, M More by this author
Heneghan, C More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, Biomedical RC
Del Mar, C More by this author
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Journal:
BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Volume:
339
Issue:
7719
Pages:
b2976
Publication date:
2009
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EISSN:
1756-1833
ISSN:
0959-8138
URN:
uuid:66aaf51e-44c0-46dd-ae16-8e35e66f8f29
Source identifiers:
108425
Local pid:
pubs:108425

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