TITLE

Low-Dose Corticosteroids to Treat Septic Shock: A Critical Literature Review

AUTHOR(S)
Yarema, Tania Christine; Yost, Spencer
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2011, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses several studies in which investigators evaluated low-dose corticosteroids (LDC) therapy in patients with septic shock. These include trials by J. Briegel and colleagues, 1999; D. Keh and colleagues, 2003; and the Corticosteroid Therapy of Septic Shock (CORTICUS) study by C. L. Sprung and colleagues. It also offers information on the "Surviving Sepsis Campaign" by the Society for Critical Care Medicine while highlighting physiological rationale for use of LDC in sepsis.
ACCESSION #
69675389

 

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