antibiotic treatment
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
JAMA Pediatr. 2017 May 01;171(5):426-434 Meta-Analysis
IN pain, abdominal, acute, appendicitis, children The Use of
antibiotic treatment
As Treatment, Acute
Is equal Than
appendectomy
To obtain clinical success (91% on antibiotics). But appendicitis with appendicolith had a high failure rate: probably surgery better in this case
Thorax. 2008 May;63(5):415-22 Meta-Analysis
IN chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, exacerbations The Use of
short-course antibiotic treatment (5 days or less)
As Treatment, Acute
Is equal Than
longer duration of antibiotic course
To achieve clinical and bacteriological cure (OR 1.0 and 1.05 respectively)
BMJ. 2006 Jun 10;332(7554):1355 Randomized Controlled Trial, Multicenter Study
IN pneumonia, community-adquired, hospitalized patients, duration of antibiotic treatment The Use of
discontinuing antibiotic treatment (amoxi 3 IV gr/day) after 3 days
As Treatment, Acute
Is equal Than
discontinuing antibiotic treatment after 8 days
To obtain clinical success rate at day 10 (93% both groups) and day 28 (90% stop at 3 days VS 88% stop at 10 days)