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Can oral corticosteroids reduce the severity or duration of an acute cough, and the associated National Health Service and societal costs, in adults presenting to primary care? Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

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Background Acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) is one of the most common conditions managed internationally and is costly to health services and patients. Despite good evidence that antibiotics are not effective for improving the symptoms of uncomplicated LRTI, they are widely prescribed, contributing to antimicrobial resistance. Many of the symptoms observed in LRTI are mediated by inflammatory processes also observed in exacerbations of asthma, for which there is strong evidence ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s13063-015-0569-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care; Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Trials Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
1
Pages:
78
Publication date:
2015-03-07
Acceptance date:
2015-01-19
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ISSN:
1745-6215
Pmid:
25885677
Source identifiers:
515005
Language:
English
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pubs:515005
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pubs:515005
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2018-03-14

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