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Report by Shweta Gidwani, SHO Critical Care

Search checked by Elspeth Worthington, Consultant in Emergency Medicine

Institution: Whiston Hospital, Liverpool, UK

A short cut review was carried out to establish whether there is any evidence for the use of dexamethasone in bacterial meningitis. A total of 801 papers were found using the reported searches, of which one systematic review presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of this …

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