eLetters

12 e-Letters

published between 2003 and 2006

  • Conclusion not supported by underlying data
    Brian S. Alper

    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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  • Wearing elasticated stockings on long haul flights
    Dawn McDonald

    Dear Editor

    I found this article interesting on the debate whether the benfit of wearing elasticated stockings on long haul flights were useful in prevention of DVT's in passengers. As you questioned the small amount used in the study were not significant therefore inconclusive on recommendations.

    I was wondering how the staff, namely the pilots cope who make more regular long haul flights than the passeng...

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