TITLE

No mortality benefit seen with methyiprednisolone in ARDS

AUTHOR(S)
Snelson, C.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Thorax;Jul2006, Vol. 61 Issue 7, p639
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the use of methylprednisolone in acute respiratory distress syndrome(ARDS) does not confer any survival benefit and may be harmful if initiated late. The information was unveiled through a trial involving 180 intubated and mechanically ventilated patients 7-28 days after the onset of ARDS and were given methylprednisolone or placebo.
ACCESSION #
21715235

 

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