Role of corticosteroids in the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Deal2008RoleOC,
  title={Role of corticosteroids in the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Eli N. Deal and James M. Hollands and Garrett E Schramm and Scott T. Micek},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2008},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={787-99}
}
BACKGROUND Evidence exploring the use of corticosteroids for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has targeted various stages of disease progression, from preventing ARDS in high-risk patients to halting disease evolution once ARDS has developed. OBJECTIVE The aim of this review was to evaluate randomized, controlled trials describing the role of corticosteroids in preventing and treating ARDS. METHODS English-language randomized, controlled trials were identified using MEDLINE via… CONTINUE READING

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