Should We Administer Steroids in Severe CAP?

April 13, 2023 00:28:58
Should We Administer Steroids in Severe CAP?
Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine
Should We Administer Steroids in Severe CAP?

Apr 13 2023 | 00:28:58

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Show Notes

In recent years,  numerous trials have investigated the administration of corticosteroids in patients with pneumonia and have produced mixed results.  In this podcast, we discuss the latest randomized trial, the CAPE COD trial, that evaluated whether the administration of hydrocortisone to ICU patients with severe CAP reduced mortality.  Is this a therapy we should look to administer in the ED based on the results of this trial?  Take a listen and find out...

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