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The effectiveness of glucocorticoids in treating croup: meta-analysis

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 04 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:595

Acknowledgement of the Cochrane Collaboration

Dear Editor:

It has been brought to my attention that we have omitted some key
acknowlegements in our recently published systematic review of
glucocorticoids for the treatment of croup. The protocol for this review
was registered with the Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) Review Group of
the Cochrane Collaboration in 1997. Our review is currently under revision
with the ARI Review Group and should be published shortly in one of the
upcoming issues of the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR). The
ARI Review Group was very helpful in searching their database of trials
identified through handsearching of relevant journals and providing
insightful comments on our protocol.

One advantage of having it published in the CDSR is that we will be
able to update the review as new evidence is identified. The BMJ's policy
of allowing for duplicate publication with the Cochrane Collaboration is
an extremely important policy. It is my hope that other journals join in
this support of the Cochrane Collaboration through like-minded policies.

Terry Klassen

Competing interests: No competing interests

16 September 1999
Terry P Klassen
Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
University of Alberta