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Pre-admission antibiotics for suspected cases of meningococcal disease

  1. Thambu D Sudarsanam1,*,
  2. Priscilla Rupali2,
  3. Prathap Tharyan3,
  4. Ooriapadickal Cherian Abraham2,
  5. Kurien Thomas4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 2 AUG 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 3 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005437.pub3


How to Cite

Sudarsanam TD, Rupali P, Tharyan P, Abraham OC, Thomas K. Pre-admission antibiotics for suspected cases of meningococcal disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD005437. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005437.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Christian Medical College, Medicine Unit 2, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

  2. 2

    Christian Medical College, Department of General Medicine Unit -1 & Infectious Diseases, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

  3. 3

    Christian Medical College, South Asian Cochrane Network & Centre, Prof. BV Moses & ICMR Advanced Centre for Research & Training in Evidence Informed Health Care, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

  4. 4

    Oman Medical Specialty Board, Seeb, Oman

*Thambu D Sudarsanam, Medicine Unit 2, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, 632 004, India. thambu@cmcvellore.ac.in.

Publication History

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

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for Nathan 2005.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Cephalosporin versus long-acting (oily) chloramphenicol, outcome: 1.1 Death.
[Figure 4]
Figure 4. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Cephalosporin versus long-acting (oily) chloramphenicol, outcome: 1.2 Clinical failure.
[Figure 5]
Figure 5. Forest plot of comparison: 1 Cephalosporin versus long-acting (oily) chloramphenicol, outcome: 1.3 Neurological sequelae.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Cephalosporin versus long-acting (oily) chloramphenicol, Outcome 1 Death.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Cephalosporin versus long-acting (oily) chloramphenicol, Outcome 2 Clinical failure.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Cephalosporin versus long-acting (oily) chloramphenicol, Outcome 3 Neurological sequelae.