Stress Dose Steroids: Myths and Perioperative Medicine

  title={Stress Dose Steroids: Myths and Perioperative Medicine},
  author={C. Ronald MacKenzie and Susan M. Goodman},
  journal={Current Rheumatology Reports},
  • C. Ronald MacKenzie, Susan M. Goodman
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Current Rheumatology Reports
  • Perioperative medication management for patients with systemic autoimmune inflammatory diseases has focused on strategies to improve outcomes and mitigate risks. The emphasis has been to minimize the risk of infection associated with most antirheumatic medications, while attempting to avoid flares of disease precipitated by medication withdrawal. Management of glucocorticoids in the perioperative period has been based on an assumption that supraphysiologic increases in dose were always… CONTINUE READING
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