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Short compared with standard duration of antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infection: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials
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  • Published on:
    Short duration antibiotic therapy for lower tract UTI
    • Elisabeth M Hodson, Pediatric Nephrologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mini Michael, Jonathan C Craig, Sarah Martin and Virginia A Moyer

    Dear Editor

    In response to Keren and Chan’s thoughtful letter [1] regarding our recent systematic review,[2] we need to emphasise that the study question we addressed was different from that addressed by Keren and Chan in their own systematic review[3] of randomised controlled trials comparing short with standard duration therapy in the treatment of children with urinary tract infection (UTI). The aim of our study was to...

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    Short vs. standard duration antibiotic treatment for UTIs: a comparison of two meta-analyses
    • Ron Keren, Pediatrician
    • Other Contributors:
      • Eugenia Chan

    Dear Editor

    Having recently published a meta-analysis on the same clinical question,[1] it was with great interest that we read Michael et al.'s systematic review of short vs. standard duration antibiotics for urinary tract infections in children.[2] Given the publication (in close succession) of two meta-analyses on the same question with (on the surface) strikingly different results, we thought a comment was...

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