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Question: Which of the following treatments may be appropriate for treatment of knee osteoarthritis:

49% of
Medical Professionals
Chose A


19% of
Medical Professionals
Chose B


26% of
Medical Professionals
Chose C

6% of
Medical Professionals
Chose D

Answer: C. Those treated with antibiotics had longer hospital stays and higher costs of hospitalization. Antibiotics were prescribed for 45 percent of patients. Treatment failure rates were similar for antibiotic or no antibiotic treatment, in a propensity score-matched analysis. Patients who were older and smokers were more likely to receive antibiotics.

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