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Fluoroquinolones versus Β-Lactams Plus Macrolides for Community-acquired Pneumonia in Adults: A Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.011
Synopsis: 
In this meta-analysis, we compared fluoroquinolones monotherapy with ß-lactams plus macrolides combination therapy for the treatment of community acquired pneumonia (CAP)with respect to mortality, treatment success and adverse outcomes.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Several randomized trials have been done to compare fluoroquinolones alone with the combination therapy of β-lactams plus macrolides for treating community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in adults. However, the efficacy and safety between the two arms are still unclear.

Accepted: 
05 Feb, 2015
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e-Published: 14 Oct, 2015

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Diagnostic Value of p16 Methylation for Malignant Pleural Effusions: A Meta-analysis

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.170
Synopsis: 
Pleural p16 methylation test plays a role in the diagnosis of malignant pleural effusions despite its limitations.
ABSTRACT
 
Objective: To evaluate the overall diagnostic performance of the p16 methylation for diagnosing malignant pleural effusion (MPE).
Accepted: 
29 Aug, 2013
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e-Published: 18 Feb, 2014

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