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Corticosteroids for the common cold.

Abstract:

The common cold is a frequent illness, which, although benign and self-limiting, results in many consultations to primary care and considerable loss of school or work days. Current symptomatic treatments have limited benefit. Corticosteroids are an effective treatment in other upper respiratory tract infections and their anti-inflammatory effects may also be beneficial in the common cold. To compare corticosteroids versus usual care for the common cold on clinical response rates in children a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, PHC-Madox
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences, Biomedical RC
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Journal:
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
Volume:
8
Publication date:
2012
EISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:ac1926d5-789b-4287-baea-ac9900a30fbe
Source identifiers:
354660
Local pid:
pubs:354660
Language:
English

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