TITLE

Review: Low-dose but not high-dose corticosteroids reduced all-cause mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article cites a survey of studies regarding the dosage of corticosteroids (CS) and its effect on the mortality in severe sepsis and septic shock. Studies were selected if they were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) or quasirandomized trials in any language and compared intravenous CSs with standard therapy alone or with placebo. The results conclude that in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock, corticosteroids (CSs) were not better than standard therapy for reducing all-cause mortality.
ACCESSION #
16486562

 

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