Methylprednisolone reduced postextubation laryngeal edema in adults with tracheal intubation: COMMENTARY

Hughes, Christopher M.
September 2007
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p48
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's comments on a clinical study that states that methylprednisolone reduced postextubation laryngeal edema in adults with tracheal intubation. The author states that taken at face value, the study's implications are clear and reasonably strong. He suggests that he will reserve pretreatment with steroids for patients in whom he clinically suspects elevated risk for laryngeal edema, and will use the method of treatment as described.


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