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Should we advise parents to administer over the counter cough medicines for acute cough? Systematic review of randomised controlled trials
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    Dextromethorphan for acute cough: additonal data not reported in the subject review

    Dear Editor

    As an academic pediatrician interested in the treatment of cough, I read the recent review by Schroeder and Fahey [1] with great interest. However, I feel that this review, like others published recently, [2,3] are incomplete with regards to the data describing the use of dextromethorphan for acute cough due to upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). In addition to the study that was cited by Tay...

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