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Jun 22, 2020

With COVID-19 and the question of whether glucocorticoids could be beneficial, this episode digs into the data on the use of glucocorticoids in the setting of infections, from pneumonia and septic arthritis, to meningitis and septic shock.

  • Intro :11
  • In this episode :25
  • The first published case series of patients with serious infection 6:45
  • Otolaryngologic infections 7:43
  • Pneumonia, malaria and flu 8:26
  • Cortisone in strep throat 9:22
  • Major severe infections 11:26
  • A review article 12:12
  • Specific organ systems 13:25
  • Dexamethasone for bacterial meningitis 25:28
  • Septic shock 26:19
  • Dearth of data on glucocorticoids for influenza 32:10
  • Summary and take-home 35:19

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