Corticosteroid after etomidate in critically ill patients: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Payen2012CorticosteroidAE,
  title={Corticosteroid after etomidate in critically ill patients: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Jean-François Payen and Cl{\'e}ment Dupuis and Thibaut Trouv{\'e}-Buisson and Marc Vinclair and Christophe Broux and Pierre Bouzat and Celine Genty and Denis Monneret and Patrice Faure and Olivier Chabre and Jean-Luc Bosson},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={29-35}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of moderate-dose hydrocortisone on hemodynamic status in critically ill patients throughout the period of etomidate-related adrenal insufficiency. DESIGN : Randomized, controlled, double-blind trial (NCT00862381). SETTING University hospital emergency department and three intensive care units. INTERVENTIONS After single-dose etomidate (H0) for facilitating endotracheal intubation, patients without septic shock were randomly allocated at H6 to receive a… CONTINUE READING