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