oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The case of Perioperative steroid supplementation : guest editorial

Volume 8, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Extracted from text ... GUEST EDITORIAL Ivan Joubert Department of Anaesthesia, and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Groote Schuur Hospital Correspondence: e-mail: joubert@cormack.uct.ac.za 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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