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Review: antibiotics reduce the rate of clinical failure in children with persistent nasal discharge
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    Conclusion not supported by underlying data

    Dear Editors

    This Cochrane review concluded that antibiotics reduce short to medium-term persistence in children with persistent nasal discharge or older children with radiographically confirmed sinusitis.

    The EBM synopsis concluded that antibiotics are more effective than placebo in children with persistent nasal discharge.

    The 6 RCTs reviewed in the Cochrane review include four RCTs of older ch...

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