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June 2014. Volume 10. Number 2

Duration of symptoms of respiratory tract infections in children: systematic review

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thompson M, Vodicka TA, Blair PS, Buckley DI, Heneghan C, Hay AD; TARGET Programme Team. Duration of symptoms of respiratory tract infections in children: systematic review. BMJ. 2013;347:f7027.

Reviewers: Cuestas Montañés E1, Suwezda A2.
1Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado. Centro Formador. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba. Argentina.
2 Trabajo independiente. Berlí­n (Alemania). España.
Correspondence: Eduardo José Cuestas Montañés. Email: eduardo.cuestas@gmail.com
Acceptance date: 05/05/2014
Publication date: 21/05/2014

Abstract

Authors' conclusions: the durations of earache and common colds are considerably longer than current guidance given to parents in the United Kingdom and the United States; for other symptoms such as sore throat, acute cough, bronchiolitis, and croup the current guidance is consistent with our findings. Updating current guidelines with new evidence will help support parents and clinicians in evidence based decision making for children with respiratory tract infections.

Reviewers’ commentary: for the moment we suggest continuing to use the criteria for duration of symptoms according to current guidance, patient's clinical characteristics and expertise of the attending physician.

How to cite this article

Suwezda A, Cuestas E. ¿Cuál es la duración habitual de los síntomas más frecuentes de las infecciones respiratorias en los niños? Evid Pediatr. 2014;10:28.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Thompson M, Vodicka TA, Blair PS, Buckley DI, Heneghan C, Hay AD; TARGET Programme Team. Duration of symptoms of respiratory tract infections in children: systematic review. BMJ. 2013;347:f7027.

Reviewers: Cuestas Montañés E1, Suwezda A2.
1Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado. Centro Formador. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba. Argentina.
2 Trabajo independiente. Berlí­n (Alemania). España.
Correspondence: Eduardo José Cuestas Montañés. Email: eduardo.cuestas@gmail.com
Acceptance date: 05/05/2014
Publication date: 21/05/2014

How to cite this article

Suwezda A, Cuestas E. ¿Cuál es la duración habitual de los síntomas más frecuentes de las infecciones respiratorias en los niños? Evid Pediatr. 2014;10:28.

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