Glucocorticoids in the treatment of septic shock

2018-10-30
Emilie Belley-Côté

Should we use glucocorticoids in the treatment of septic shock?

Emilie Belley-Côté, MD: The current body of evidence suggests that there may be a small mortality benefit with steroids, so it should definitely be considered. In terms of the side effects, there is an increased risk of hyperglycemia and hypernatremia with steroids. But how relevant is that when we are facing a small potential mortality benefit? It may be not that relevant.

I think currently it is definitely to be considered in the treatment of septic shock.

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