March 1st, 2013

Mayo Clinic Finds Steroids May Shorten Hospital Stay for Pneumonia Patients

By Logan Lafferty

Patients with pneumonia may spend fewer days in the hospital if they are given steroids along with antibiotics and supportive care. That's the finding of a Mayo Clinic analysis of eight randomized-controlled clinical trials involving more than 1,100 patients. The results appear in the March issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

 

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