No Benefit to Addition of Pentoxifylline to Steroids for Treatment of Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
November 22, 2013
Does the combination of prednisolone and pentoxifylline improve survival in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis?
Steroids May Increase Venous Thromboembolism Risk
August 28, 2013
Glucocorticoid use associated with significant increase in VTE occurrence, JAMA Internal Medicine study shows
Reviews of Research on Steroids and VTE Risk, Epidural Catheterization, and Beta-Blockers During Noncardiac Surgery
August 2, 2013
Also reviewed this month: advance-care planning for hospitalized elderly, impact of surgical complications, and patient-centered decision making
What Is the Role of Steroids in Septic Shock?
May 25, 2012
There is no role for steroids in sepsis in the absence of shock, nor is there a role for high-dose steroids in sepsis.
What Is the Best Approach for the Evaluation and Management of Endocrine Incidentalomas?
November 2, 2011
Inpatient approach to endocrine incidentalomas should include characterization of the clinical signs and symptoms, size, function, and malignant potential of the lesion
What Corticosteroid is Most Appropriate for treating Acute Exacerbations of CoPD?
June 1, 2011
Systemic corticosteroids are recommended for patients admitted with AECOPD, with benefits including shortened recovery time, improved lung function and hypoxemia, prolonged time to subsequent exacerbation, and reduced rates of treatment failure and hospital length of stay.
Are Stress-Dose Steroids Indicated in Patients with Adrenal Insufficiency Hospitalized with Noncritical, Nonsurgical Illness?
December 2, 2010
For hospitalized adults with adrenal insufficiency, the expert recommendation is to double or triple the usual outpatient dose of glucocorticoid; however, data to support this is limited, and each patient should be assessed carefully and monitored to determine the optimal dose adjustment.
Steroid Stress Dosing
September 1, 2007
How to negotiate the use of glucocorticoids
Surgical Steroid Replacement
March 2, 2007
Avoid adverse consequences by lowering dosages of glucocorticoid supplementation