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Oral corticosteroid use for clinical and cost-effective symptom relief of sore throat: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Management of acute sore throat poses a significant burden on UK general practices, with almost 10% of registered patients attending their GP with sore throat every year. Nearly half of all patients presenting with acute sore throat are treated with antibiotics, despite their limited effect. In a recent systematic review we demonstrated that a single dose of steroids reduced the severity and time to resolution of sore throat. However, all of the trials included looked at the use o...

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10.1186/1745-6215-15-365

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
Trials
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
365
Publication date:
2014-01-01
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EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
Source identifiers:
485451
Language:
English
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pubs:485451
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uuid:caef7ef6-335a-4aa6-aff9-3b4f26903cc0
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pubs:485451
Deposit date:
2014-10-03

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