The use of corticosteroids in sepsis appears to modestly reduce the risk for death and modestly increase neuromuscular weakness but the evidence is not definitive.
Hydrocortisone treatment does not effectively reduce mortality in sepsis.
Risk of serious infections is similar among pregnant women with systemic inflammatory conditions using steroids, non-biologics, and TNF inhibitors.
A patient begins rapidly losing her hair after an epidural steroid injection.
For patients with poison ivy, decontamination should precede steroid treatment.
A patient, aged 60 years, was admitted to the hospital to undergo renal transplant therapy. He had a history of type 2 diabetes for 15 years.
Epidural injections of anesthetic without corticosteroids do not relieve the pain associated lumbar spinal stenosis.
A significant discrepancy exists between guidelines and actual practice.
Steroids are addictive and can cause cardiovascular and hepatic damage. Two experts tell what to do when you suspect an adolescent patient may be using them.