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Antibiotic use for irreversible pulpitis

  1. Zbys Fedorowicz1,*,
  2. Esther J van Zuuren2,
  3. Allan G Farman3,
  4. Anirudha Agnihotry4,
  5. Jassim Hasan Al-Langawi5

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 19 DEC 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 5 SEP 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004969.pub3


How to Cite

Fedorowicz Z, van Zuuren EJ, Farman AG, Agnihotry A, Al-Langawi JH. Antibiotic use for irreversible pulpitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD004969. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004969.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    The Cochrane Collaboration, Bahrain Branch, Awali, Bahrain

  2. 2

    Leiden University Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Leiden, Netherlands

  3. 3

    The University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Department of Surgical and Hospital Dentistry, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

  4. 4

    Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

  5. 5

    Arabian Gulf University, College of Medicine, Salmaniya, Bahrain

*Zbys Fedorowicz, Bahrain Branch, The Cochrane Collaboration, Box 25438, Awali, Bahrain. zbysfedorowicz@gmail.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 19 DEC 2013

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