Hydrocortisone Fails to Prevent Septic Shock

From Emergency Medicine News:

Hydrocortisone failed to reduce the risk of septic shock in severe sepsis patients in recent research, though its authors held out hope that a larger study could show a better result. Current guidelines recommend hydrocortisone for treating sepsis, but whether it prevents progression to septic shock has been controversial. The HYPRESS study, which its authors conceded was underpowered, found no benefit.

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