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April 19, 2007

Meeting of doctors who've treated bird flu cases leads to new WHO treatment advice

... (CP) - Doctors caring for H5N1 patients should not treat them with corticosteroids, the World Health Organization said Thursday, noting the drugs don't help and sometimes harm patients trying to battle the often severe infection.Corticosteroids should only be used on patients with persistent septic shock, a condition in which blood pressure drops ...
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Posted by dymaxion at April 19, 2007 09:26 PM

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