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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 243801, 17 pages
Research Article

Antibiotic Use in Children with Acute Respiratory or Ear Infections: Prospective Observational Comparison of Anthroposophic and Conventional Treatment under Routine Primary Care Conditions

1Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology, University of Witten-Herdecke, Zechenweg 6, 79111 Freiburg, Germany
2Paediatric Practice, Quellengasse 42, 8010 Graz, Austria
3Integrative Medicine Institute, Overton Street, Portland, OR 97210, USA
4University of Applied Sciences Leiden, Zernikedreef 11, 2333 CK Leiden, The Netherlands
5Louis Bolk Instituut, Hoofdstraat 24, 3972 LA Driebergen-Rijsenburg, The Netherlands

Received 7 July 2014; Revised 21 October 2014; Accepted 21 October 2014; Published 18 November 2014

Academic Editor: Jairo K. Bastos

Copyright © 2014 Harald J. Hamre et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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