Systemic steroids in severe sepsis and septic shock.

@article{Patel2012SystemicSI,
  title={Systemic steroids in severe sepsis and septic shock.},
  author={Gourang P. Patel and Robert A. Balk},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={185 2},
  pages={133-9}
}
Despite more than 5 decades of study and debate, the role of corticosteroid treatment in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock remains controversial. Data support a beneficial effect on systemic blood pressure in patients with septic shock. However, the ability of corticosteroid therapy to improve mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock remains controversial, with contradictory results from recent large multicenter clinical trials. Although it appears clear that high… CONTINUE READING
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