Corticosteroids for acute traumatic brain injury
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.
Adults, Both sexes (for groups of both male and female persons), Child health, Children, Conflict, Disability, Earthquake, Extreme violence/Accidents, Gastrointestinal/Abdominal conditions, Health, Injuries (all), Nervous system and neurologic conditions, Other injuries, Skin infections