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Amoxicillin for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection in primary care when pneumonia is not suspected: a 12-country, randomised, placebo-controlled trial.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Lower-respiratory-tract infection is one of the most common acute illnesses managed in primary care. Few placebo-controlled studies of antibiotics have been done, and overall effectiveness (particularly in subgroups such as older people) is debated. We aimed to compare the benefits and harms of amoxicillin for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection with those of placebo both overall and in patients aged 60 years or older. METHODS: Patients older than 18 years with acute lower-res...

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Journal:
The Lancet. Infectious diseases
Volume:
13
Issue:
2
Pages:
123-129
Publication date:
2013-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
URN:
uuid:d4ee3a7f-5427-4eac-95f6-85cf04175d7a
Source identifiers:
418198
Local pid:
pubs:418198

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