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Antibiotics for preventing suppurative complications from undifferentiated acute respiratory infections in children under five years of age

  1. Márcia G Alves Galvão1,
  2. Marilene Augusta Rocha Crispino Santos1,
  3. Antonio JL Alves da Cunha2,*

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 18 FEB 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 22 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007880.pub2


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Alves Galvão MG, Rocha Crispino Santos MA, Alves da Cunha AJL. Antibiotics for preventing suppurative complications from undifferentiated acute respiratory infections in children under five years of age. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD007880. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007880.pub2.

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  1. 1

    Municipal Secretariat of Health, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

  2. 2

    School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Department of Pediatrics, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*Antonio JL Alves da Cunha, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Av. Carlos Chagas Filho, 373, Edificio do CCS - Bloco K - 2o. andar, Sala K49, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 21941-902, Brazil. acunha@hucff.ufrj.br. antonioledo@yahoo.com.br.

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  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 FEB 2014

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. 'Risk of bias' graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. 'Risk of bias' summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Antibiotic compared to control in the treatment of ARI in children, Outcome 1 Otitis.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Antibiotic compared to control in the treatment of ARI in children, Outcome 2 Otitis - simulation of the best-case scenario for the antibiotic effect.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Antibiotic compared to control in the treatment of ARI in children, Outcome 3 Otitis - high-income countries.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Antibiotic compared to control in the treatment of ARI in children, Outcome 4 Pneumonia.