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Procalcitonin to Guide Antibiotic Therapy in Acute Respiratory Infections - Cochrane ...

Jul 1, 2018 - Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy, when compared with routine treatments, results in decreased mortality in patients with acute respiratory infections (absolute risk reduction [ARR] = 1.4%; number needed to treat [NNT] = 71).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2018/0701/p20.html

Interventions to Facilitate Shared Decision Making to Address Antibiotic Use for Acute ...

Jan 1, 2017 - Interventions to facilitate shared decision making reduce the prescribing of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections in the short term (within six weeks of the consultation) without increasing return visits or decreasing patient satisfaction (number needed to treat [NNT] = 6).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2017/0101/p11.html

Point-of-Care C-Reactive Protein Testing to Help Guide Treatment of Acute Respiratory ...

Oct 1, 2015 - Point-of-care C-reactive protein (CRP) testing used as an adjunct to a physician's clinical examination can modestly reduce antibiotic use. Measurement of CRP to guide antibiotic prescription does not appear to affect the duration of illness or recovery, although one study suggests that...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2015/1001/p571.html

Antibiotics for Sore Throat - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Jul 1, 2014 - Compared with placebo, antibiotics can shorten the duration of sore throat symptoms by about 16 hours and can reduce complications. In countries where the absolute rates of complications are higher, antibiotic therapy is more likely to be effective. The effectiveness of antibiotic ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0701/p23.html

Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Sore Throat - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Jan 1, 2014 - In adults with suspected bacterial pharyngitis who require antibiotic therapy, adding a corticosteroid may increase the likelihood of complete pain resolution at 24 hours. Further study is needed to assess the safety of corticosteroids and whether they can be recommended for presumed ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p14.html

Oral Antihistamine/Decongestant/Analgesic Combinations for the Common Cold - Cochrane ...

Nov 1, 2012 - Combination cold medications, including antihistamine/decongestant/analgesic, antihistamine/decongestant, antihistamine/analgesic, and analgesic/decongestant formulations, provide modest symptom relief in adults and older children, but are not effective in young children. Only the ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/1101/p812.html

Antibiotics for Acute Maxillary Sinusitis - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

May 1, 2009 - Although there is some evidence that antibiotics are effective in the treatment of acute uncomplicated sinusitis, this benefit is modest. Most patients with acute sinusitis improve within two weeks without antibiotics. The potential risk of adverse effects from antibiotics may outweigh ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0501/p757.html

Delaying Antibiotics for Respiratory Infections - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Feb 1, 2005 - Delayed prescribing appears to be a reasonable and safe option in patients with cough and in those who do not appear very ill, but it cannot be recommended for children with sore throat unless streptococcal pharyngitis has been ruled out. Delayed prescribing of antibiotics results in a ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0201/p466.html

Glucocorticoids for Treatment of Croup - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family ...

Jan 1, 2005 - Compared with placebo, treatment with glucocorticoids results in reduced symptoms, less need for treatment with racemic epinephrine, fewer readmissions to emergency departments, and shorter hospital stays.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2005/0101/p66.html

Antihistamines for the Common Cold - Cochrane for Clinicians - American Family Physician

Aug 1, 2004 - Antihistamines are of minimal to no benefit as mono-therapy for the common cold, and first-generation antihistamines may increase sedation in patients with a cold. Antihistamine-decongestant combinations reduce nasal symptoms and improve the recovery rate in older children and adults, ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2004/0801/p486.html

How Should We Treat Acute Maxillary Sinusitis? - Cochrane for Clinicians - American ...

Sep 1, 2001 - If acute maxillary sinusitis is defined as positive radiographs or positive sinus aspiration cultures, limited evidence indicates that therapy with either amoxicillin or penicillin for seven to 14 days is modestly effective.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0901/p837.html

Should We Prescribe Antibiotics for Acute Bronchitis? - Cochrane for Clinicians - ...

Jul 1, 2001 - While there is evidence that antibiotics offer a slight benefit to patients with acute bronchitis, there is not a compelling reason to treat this patient with antibiotics.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

https://www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0701/p135.html

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