Pharyngitis Cochrane Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reviews

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Cochrane Systematic Review: Chinese medicinal herbs for sore throat


Huang Y, Wu T, Zeng L, Li S

OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal medicines for patients with sore throat.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Corticosteroids as standalone or add-on treatment for sore throat


Hayward G, Thompson MJ, Perera R, Glasziou PP, Del Mar CB, Heneghan CJ.

Objectives: To assess the clinical benefit and safety of corticosteroids for symptoms of sore throat in adults and children.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Delayed antibiotics for respiratory infections


Spurling GK, Del Mar CB, Dooley L, Foxlee R, Farley R.

Objectives: To evaluate the use of delayed antibiotics compared to immediate or no antibiotics as a prescribing strategy for ARTIs. We evaluated clinical outcomes including duration and severity measures for pain, malaise, fever, cough and rhinorrhoea in sore throat, otitis media, bronchitis (cough) and the common cold. We also evaluated the outcomes of antibiotic use, patient satisfaction, antibiotic resistance and re-consultation rates and use of alternative therapies.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Different antibiotic treatments for group A streptococcal pharyngitis


van Driel ML, De Sutter AI, Keber N, Habraken H, Christiaens T.

Objectives: To assess the evidence on the comparative efficacy of different antibiotics in: (a) alleviating symptoms (pain, fever); (b) shortening the duration of the illness; (c) preventing relapse; and (d) preventing complications (suppurative complications, acute rheumatic fever, post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis). To assess the evidence on the comparative incidence of adverse effects and the risk-benefit of antibiotic treatment for streptococcal pharyngitis.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Saline nasal irrigation for acute upper respiratory tract infections


Kassel JC, King D, Spurling GK.

Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of saline nasal irrigation in treating the symptoms of acute URTIs.

Cochrane Systematic Review: Short-term late-generation antibiotics versus longer term penicillin for acute streptococcal pharyngitis in children


Altamimi S, Khalil A, Khalaiwi KA, Milner RA, Pusic MV, Al Othman MA.

Objectives: To summarize the evidence regarding the efficacy of two to six days of newer oral antibiotics (short duration) compared to 10 days of oral penicillin (standard duration) in treating children with acute GABHS pharyngitis.