Study looks at risks, benefits of antibiotic use in respiratory infections

03/21/2013 | Healio · Medscape (free registration)

Researchers examined data from a U.K. primary care database and found that patients with acute nonspecific respiratory infections treated with antibiotics did not have a higher risk of serious adverse events compared with patients who didn't take the drugs. Patients who took antibiotics also had a slightly lower risk of being hospitalized for pneumonia. The study appeared online in the Annals of Family Medicine.

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