The use of low dose steroids in shock is controversial. This meta-analysis of 7 randomized trial found no difference in mortality with the use of steroids in septic shock, but a significant benefit in shock reversal with the use of steroids (relative risk 1.17, CI 1.07 to 1.28) (abstract)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.