Know When to Consider Corticosteroids for ICU Patients
You'll hear more buzz about using corticosteroids to treat critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI).
A number of critical illnesses can lead to CIRCI. Determine steroid treatment based on clinical indication...since cortisol testing doesn't clearly pinpoint who might benefit.
Septic shock. Two new trials are reigniting debate about steroid use...with decreased mortality in one trial but not the other.