The role of steroids in the management of brain metastases: a systematic review and evidence-based clinical practice guideline

@inproceedings{Ryken2009TheRO,
  title={The role of steroids in the management of brain metastases: a systematic review and evidence-based clinical practice guideline},
  author={Timothy Ryken and Michael W. Mcdermott and Paula D. Robinson and Mario Ammirati and David W. Andrews and Anthony L. Asher and Stuart H. Burri and Charles S. Cobbs and Laurie E. Gaspar and Douglas Kondziolka and Mark E. Linskey and Jay Steven Loeffler and Minesh P. Mehta and T. G. Mikkelsen and Jeffrey J. Olson and Nina A. Paleologos and Roy A. Patchell and Steven N. Kalkanis},
  booktitle={Journal of Neuro-Oncology},
  year={2009}
}
Do steroids improve neurologic symptoms in patients with metastatic brain tumors compared to no treatment? If steroids are given, what dose should be used? Comparisons include: (1) steroid therapy versus none. (2) comparison of different doses of steroid therapy. Target population These recommendations apply to adults diagnosed with brain metastases. Recommendations Steroid therapy versus no steroid therapy Asymptomatic brain metastases patients without mass effect Insufficient evidence exists… CONTINUE READING
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