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TABLE 39Infection-related deaths and adverse events in children receiving different antibiotics in the inpatient setting

StudyTreatment armsp-value
Dubray et al. 200859Ceftriaxone (n = 228)Amoxicillin (n = 230)
Infection-related deaths after 14 days from admission, n (day after admission)a
 Meningoencephalitis syndrome1 (26th)0NR
 Severe respiratory infection01 (30th)NR
 Pulmonary TB1 (50th)0NR
Adverse events, n (%)b2 (0.88)8 (3.5)0.05
 Vomiting11NR
 Diarrhoea16NR
 Facial oedema (allergic reaction)01NR

NR, not reported.

a

The three deaths which occurred after 14 days from admission are included in the reporting of total deaths during follow-up.

b

Percentage calculated by the reviewer.

The three deaths which occurred after 14 days from admission are included in the reporting of total deaths during follow-up.

Percentage calculated by the reviewer.

From: 4, Assessment of clinical effectiveness

Cover of The Effectiveness of Interventions to Treat Severe Acute Malnutrition in Young Children: A Systematic Review
The Effectiveness of Interventions to Treat Severe Acute Malnutrition in Young Children: A Systematic Review.
Health Technology Assessment, No. 16.19.
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