Effect of Hydrocortisone on Death, Respiratory Support Among Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

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Media advisory: The full study and editorial are linked to this news release. A visual abstract is below. This study is being published to coincide with the release of guidelines from the World Health Organization regarding use of corticosteroids for treatment of critically ill COVID-19 patients.

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What The Study Did: The purpose of this randomized clinical trial in France was to evaluate the effect of low-dose hydrocortisone for the treatment of ICU patients with COVID-19-related acute respiratory failure but the trial was stopped early.

Authors: Pierre-François Dequin, M.D., Ph.D., of Médecine Intensive-Réanimation in Tours, France, is the corresponding author.

 

Visual Abstract

(doi:10.1001/jama.2020.16761)

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