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Pneumonia remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. There is both theoretical and laboratory evidence that corticosteroids may have beneficial effects in pneumonia through local pulmonary and systemic effects. The data for this evidence-based summary is derived from a Cochrane meta-analysis by Stern et al, which included 17 trials with 2264 adult and children admitted to the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Name: Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
The use of corticosteroids as adjunct treatment for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is associated with potential clinical benefits and the aim of this study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness o...
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A glucocorticoid given orally, parenterally, by local injection, by inhalation, or applied topically in the management of various disorders in which corticosteroids are indicated. Its lack of mineralocorticoid properties makes betamethasone particularly suitable for treating cerebral edema and congenital adrenal hyperplasia. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p724)
A group of corticosteroids carrying hydroxy groups, usually in the 11- or 17-positions. They comprise the bulk of the corticosteroids used systemically. As they are relatively insoluble in water, salts of various esterified forms are often used for injections or solutions.
Pneumonia due to aspiration or inhalation of various oily or fatty substances.
Pneumonia caused by infection with bacteria of the family RICKETTSIACEAE.
Severe complication of pneumonia characterized by liquefaction of lung tissue.
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Pneumonia (bronchopneumonia, lobar pneumonia and double pneumonia) is inflammation (swelling) of the tissue in one or both of your lungs. It is usually caused by an pneumococcal infection caused by bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. However,...
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...