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Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients

 

By MedShadow Staff

June 2, 2014

According to a new study, intensive-care unit patients who receive steroids have a greater chance of developing delirium. Intensive-care unit patients usually receive steroids to treat septic shock and inflammation. Research has shown that patients were 52 percent more likely to develop delirium if they received steroids. Previous research found that delirium in intensive care unit patients can have lasting effects including mental impairment or mild Alzheimer’s disease. Via U.S. News Posted: May 30, 2014
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