Corticosteroids for acute traumatic brain injury

Added April 9, 2013

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The increase in mortality with steroids in one trial suggest that steroids should no longer be routinely used in people with traumatic head injury (TBI).

TBI is a leading cause of death and disability. Corticosteroids have been widely used in treating people with TBI. This review quantifies the effectiveness and safety of corticosteroids in the treatment of acute TBI.