Effect of treatment with low doses of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone on mortality in patients with septic shock

Annane D, Sebille V, Charpentier C, et al. Effect of treatment with low doses of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone on mortality in patients with septic shock. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002;288(7):862–871.

A placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind trial finding that a seven-day treatment with low doses of hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone significantly reduced the risk of death in patients with septic shock and relative adrenal insufficiency without increasing adverse events.

 

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