This large database analysis from The Surviving Sepsis campaign of >27,000 patients from >200 sites found about half received low dose steroids, and adjusted mortality was higher (odds ratio 1.2) in those that received steroids compared to those that did not. This adds to the mounting literature of the lack of benefit of low dose steroids in septic shock (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.