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Prompt use of neuraminidase inhibitors improves survival of children severely ill with flu

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7127 (Published 27 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7127
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Prompt treatment with neuraminidase inhibitors improves survival of children who are critically ill with influenza, concludes a US study published in Pediatrics.

Researchers from the California Department of Public Health and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed medical records of children aged up to 17 years who had been hospitalized in intensive care units in California from 2009 to 2012, together with laboratory confirmed cases of flu reported to the California public …

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