Risks of stridor and reintubation can be reduced with early steroid useThe risks of reintubation and stridor can be reduced to a significant extent in high-risk patients with administration of steroids at least four hours before extubation, as per a report.

Dr. Samir Jaber from University of Montpellier I in France and colleagues conducted a quantitative meta-analysis of seven studies and find out the efficacy of prophylactic steroid therapy to prevent reintubation and post-extubation stridor.

It was suggested by the study that steroid treatment is beneficial for reducing the risk of reintubation in trials that enrolled high-risk patients.