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Osmotic therapies added to antibiotics for acute bacterial meningitis

  1. Emma CB Wall1,*,
  2. Katherine MB Ajdukiewicz2,
  3. Robert S Heyderman3,
  4. Paul Garner1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group

Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 30 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008806.pub2


How to Cite

Wall ECB, Ajdukiewicz KMB, Heyderman RS, Garner P. Osmotic therapies added to antibiotics for acute bacterial meningitis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD008806. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008806.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, International Health Group, Liverpool, UK

  2. 2

    Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Infectious Diseases, Manchester, UK

  3. 3

    University of Malawi College of Medicine, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Chichiri, Malawi

*Emma CB Wall, International Health Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, L3 5QA, UK. emma.wall@liv.ac.uk. emma.wall@doctors.org.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 28 MAR 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study screening 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.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Glycerol versus no osmotic diuretic, Outcome 1 Death.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Glycerol versus no osmotic diuretic, Outcome 2 Death and neurological disability.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Glycerol versus no osmotic diuretic, Outcome 3 Seizures.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Glycerol versus no osmotic diuretic, Outcome 4 Hearing loss.