Inhaled Corticosteroids Increase Risk of Serious Pneumonia in Patients with COPD
Risk is higher with fluticasone, lower with budesonide
No Benefit to Addition of Pentoxifylline to Steroids for Treatment of Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
Does the combination of prednisolone and pentoxifylline improve survival in patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis?
Steroids May Increase Venous Thromboembolism Risk
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
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?
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?
Inpatient approach to endocrine incidentalomas should include characterization of the clinical signs and symptoms, size, function, and malignant...
What Corticosteroid is Most Appropriate for treating Acute Exacerbations of CoPD?
Systemic corticosteroids are recommended for patients admitted with AECOPD, with benefits including shortened recovery time, improved lung...
Are Stress-Dose Steroids Indicated in Patients with Adrenal Insufficiency Hospitalized with Noncritical, Nonsurgical Illness?
For hospitalized adults with adrenal insufficiency, the expert recommendation is to double or triple the usual outpatient dose of glucocorticoid;...
Steroid Stress Dosing
How to negotiate the use of glucocorticoids
Surgical Steroid Replacement
Avoid adverse consequences by lowering dosages of glucocorticoid supplementation