oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The case of Perioperative steroid supplementation : guest editorial
|Article Title||The case of Perioperative steroid supplementation : guest editorial|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
|Publication Date||Nov 2002|
Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL Ivan Joubert Department of Anaesthesia, and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital Correspondence: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The case for Perioperative steroid supplementation The issue of providing steroid supplementation, during the peri-operative period, for patients receiving steroid therapy has long been a hotly debated issue. In the Lancet of 1996, Levy1 wrote that, "The need for patients on long term steroid treatment to increase their dose of glucocorticoids when under stress is a principle that rests in one of the most tranquil corners of medical dogma". Reviewing the literature ..
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