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Antibiotics for mastitis in breastfeeding women

  1. Shayesteh Jahanfar1,*,
  2. Chirk Jenn Ng2,
  3. Cheong Lieng Teng3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 23 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005458.pub3


How to Cite

Jahanfar S, Ng CJ, Teng CL. Antibiotics for mastitis in breastfeeding women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005458. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005458.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

  2. 2

    University of Malaya, Department of Primary Care Medicine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  3. 3

    International Medical University Jalan Rasah, Department of Family Medicine, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus, Malaysia

*Shayesteh Jahanfar, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Colombia, VT6 1Z3, Canada. jahanfar2000@yahoo.com. shayeste@interchange.ubc.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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References to studies included in this review

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Hager 1996 {published data only}
  • Hager DW, Barton RJ. Treatment of sporadic acute puerperal mastitis. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996;4(2):97-101.
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References to studies excluded from this review

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  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Amir 2004b {published data only}
  • Amir LH, Lumley J, Garland S. A failed RCT to determine if antibiotics prevent mastitis: cracked nipples colonized with staphylococcus aureus: a randomised treatment trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004;4:19.
Arroyo 2010 {published data only}
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Fernandez 2008 {published data only}
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Jimenez 2008 {published data only}
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References to studies awaiting assessment

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Zhou 2009 {published data only}
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  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
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  3. References to studies awaiting assessment
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Jahanfar 2009
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