Review: Low-dose corticosteroids improve outcomes in acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome

Ferguson, Niall D.; Tang, B.M.
September 2009
ACP Journal Club;9/22/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 3, p9
Academic Journal
The article presents the findings of a study to examine whether low-dose corticosteroids improve outcomes for patients with acute lung injury (ALI) or the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The studies compared low-dose corticosteroids with placebo or no corticosteroids in adults with ALI or ARDS. The study revealed that low-dose corticosteroids improve mortality and morbidity without increasing risk for adverse events.


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