Corticosteroids for severe sepsis and septic shock: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Annane2004CorticosteroidsFS,
  title={Corticosteroids for severe sepsis and septic shock: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Djillali Annane and Eric Bellissant and Pierre Edouard Bollaert and Josef Briegel and Didier Keh and Yizhak Y Kupfer},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2004},
  volume={329 7464},
  pages={480}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of corticosteroids on mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. DATA SOURCES Randomised and quasi-randomised trials of corticosteroids versus placebo (or supportive treatment alone) retrieved from the Cochrane infectious diseases group's trials register, the Cochrane central register of controlled trials, Medline, Embase, and LILACS. REVIEW METHOD Two pairs of reviewers agreed on eligibility of trials. One reviewer entered data on to the… CONTINUE READING