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Dexamethasone in Vietnamese adolescents and adults with bacterial meningitis.

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BACKGROUND: It is uncertain whether all adults with bacterial meningitis benefit from treatment with adjunctive dexamethasone. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of dexamethasone in 435 patients over the age of 14 years who had suspected bacterial meningitis. The goal was to determine whether dexamethasone reduced the risk of death at 1 month and the risk of death or disability at 6 months. RESULTS: A total of 217 patients were assigned to the dexameth...

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10.1056/nejmoa070852

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
New England journal of medicine
Volume:
357
Issue:
24
Pages:
2431-2440
Publication date:
2007-12-01
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EISSN:
1533-4406
ISSN:
0028-4793
Source identifiers:
92775

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