Goodfellow Gems #48

Goodfellow Gems #48

Bruce Arroll

Bruce Arroll

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Antibiotics not effective for cough and coloured sputum (acute bronchitis)

In this clinical trial, 416 adults presenting with less than one week of cough, discoloured sputum, and at least one other symptom of lower respira
References

1.    Efficacy of anti-inflammatory or antibiotic treatment in patients with non-complicated acute bronchitis and discoloured sputum: randomised placebo controlled trial. BMJ 2013. http://www.bmj.com/content/347/bmj.f5762
2.    Amoxicillin for acute lower-respiratory-tract infection in primary care when pneumonia is not suspected: a 12-country, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2013. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473309912703006/fulltext?elsca1=FB%20or%20TW&elsca2=socialmedia