February 9th, 2012

Same Lung Injury Risk With Pre-Hospital Steroids

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Pre-hospital steroid therapy did not reduce the risk of acute lung injury in critically ill patients and might have increased inhospital mortality risk, according to a study reported here. Acute lung injury occurred in 7% of patients whether they had had systemic corticosteroid therapy at the time of hospital admission or not, Lioudmila Karnatovskaia, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla, and colleagues found.

MedPage Today, by Robert Jasmer, MD, 02/08/2012

Tags: acute lung injury, Lioudmila Karnatovskaia, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, pre-hospital steroid therapy, Research, systemic coricosteroid therapy

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