TITLE

Dexamethasone reduced length of hospital stay in patients with community-acquired pneumonia

AUTHOR(S)
Sacks, Henry S.
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;9/20/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 3, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A clinical study of nonimmunocompromised patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is conducted to check the impact of IV dexamethasone on their length of hospital stay. Randomized placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 304 patients. It is found that a four-day course of IV dexamethasone reduced length of hospital stay in patients.
ACCESSION #
69709873

 

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