Pro/con clinical debate: Steroids are a key component in the treatment of SARS
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摘要SARS ( severe acute respiratory syndrome) proved an enormous physical and emotional challenge to frontline health care workers throughout the world in late 2002 through to mid 2003. A large percentage of patients ( many being health care workers themselves) became critically ill. Unfortunately, clinicians caring for these individuals did not have the advantage of previous experience or research data on which to base treatment decisions. As a result, at least early in the outbreak, a 'best guess approach' and/or anecdotes drove therapy. In many centres systemic steroids, which carry many potential downsides, became a mainstay of therapy. In this issue of Critical Care, two groups that have frontline experience of SARS debate the role of steroids. Let us hope and pray together that we never have the patient population needed to resolve the questions the two sides raise.
著者Gomersall CD, Kargel MJ, Lapinsky SE
期刊名稱Critical Care
出版年份2004
月份4
日期1
卷號8
期次2
出版社BIOMED CENTRAL LTD
國際標準期刊號1466-609X
電子國際標準期刊號1364-8535
語言英式英語
關鍵詞critical care; respiratory failure; SARS; steroids; viral pneumonia
Web of Science 學科類別Critical Care Medicine; CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE; General & Internal Medicine

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