Efficacy of corticosteroid treatment for severe community‐acquired pneumonia: A meta‐analysis

  title={Efficacy of corticosteroid treatment for severe community‐acquired pneumonia: A meta‐analysis},
  author={Wei-fang Wu and Q. Fang and Guo-jun He},
  journal={American Journal of Emergency Medicine},
  • Wei-fang Wu, Q. Fang, Guo-jun He
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Background The benefits and adverse effects of corticosteroids in the treatment of severe community‐acquired pneumonia (CAP) have not been well assessed. The aim of this systematic review of the literature and meta‐analysis was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of adjuvant corticosteroid therapy in patients with severe CAP. Methods The following databases were searched: PubMed, the Cochrane database, Embase, Wanfang, the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and the WeiPu (VIP… CONTINUE READING
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