The influence of prehospital systemic corticosteroid use on development of acute respiratory distress syndrome and hospital outcomes.

@article{Karnatovskaia2013TheIO,
  title={The influence of prehospital systemic corticosteroid use on development of acute respiratory distress syndrome and hospital outcomes.},
  author={Lioudmila V. Karnatovskaia and Augustine Sung-Hi Lee and Ognjen Gajic and Emir Festi{\'c}},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={1679-85}
}
OBJECTIVE The role of systemic corticosteroids in pathophysiology and treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome is controversial. Use of prehospital systemic corticosteroid therapy may prevent the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome and improve hospital outcomes. DESIGN This is a preplanned retrospective subgroup analysis of the prospectively identified cohort from a trial by the U.S. Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group designed to validate the Lung Injury… CONTINUE READING