Long-term antibiotic treatment for Crohn's disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials.

@article{Feller2010LongtermAT,
  title={Long-term antibiotic treatment for Crohn's disease: systematic review and meta-analysis of placebo-controlled trials.},
  author={Martin Feller and Karin Huwiler and Alain Schoepfer and Aijing Shang and Hansjakob Furrer and Matthias Egger},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={473-80}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated the effectiveness of long-term antibiotic treatment in patients with Crohn's disease. METHODS We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Data sources were Medline (from 1966 through June 2009), EMBASE (from 1980 through June 2009), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (issue 3, 2009), and references from relevant publications. Trials that compared antibiotic therapy during at least 3 months with placebo were included… CONTINUE READING
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