Corticosteroids for the common cold

Gail Hayward, Matthew J. Thompson, Carl J. Heneghan, Rafael Perera, Chris Del Mar, Paul P. Glasziou

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Abstract

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:

To compare corticosteroids versus usual care for the common cold on clinical response rates in children and adults.

Background
The common cold is the conventional term for upper respiratory tract viral infections which are benign and self‐limiting. Over 500 million patients develop colds in a year in the United States (Fendrick 2003), resulting in 22 million school days lost (Adams 1999) and an annual lost productivity of almost $25 billion (Bramley 2002).
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD008116
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

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Hayward, Gail ; Thompson, Matthew J. ; Heneghan, Carl J. ; Perera, Rafael ; Del Mar, Chris ; Glasziou, Paul P. / Corticosteroids for the common cold. In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2009 ; No. 4.
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