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Saturday 03, Apr 2010

  Risks of stridor and reintubation can be reduced with early steroid use

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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.

Thursday 05, Nov 2009

  Early Steroid usage in high-risk patients can minimize stridor and reintubation

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Early Steroid usage in high-risk patients can minimize stridor and reintubationThe risk of stridor and reintubation in selected high-risk patients can be minimized to a considerable extent by administering steroids at least four hours before extubation, as per a recent report.

Dr. Samir Jaber from University of Montpellier I in France and colleagues conducted a quantitative meta-analysis of seven studies for identifying the effectiveness of prophylactic steroid therapy in inhibiting reintubation and post-extubation stridor. It is noteworthy to remember that this identification process took the at-risk populations and steroid administration regimen into account.

It was suggested during the study that the prophylactic steroid therapy is still controversial in both selected and non-selected patients when it comes to preventing post-extubation stridor and reintubation.

It was indicated during the study that reintubation risk in trials enrolling high-risk patients was minimized with steroid treatment but the minimized risk was not well-defined when the conducted trials did not select patients for reintubation risk.


Monday 03, Aug 2009

  Early steroid administration reduces reintubation and stridor

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Early steroid administration reduces reintubation and stridorPatients who are at a higher risk of having post-extubation stridor or reintubation can greatly prevent such occurrence when prophylactic steroid therapy is given at least four hours before intubation. Intubation, when used in respiratory cases, is the placement of a flexible plastic tube in the trachea to protect the patient’s airway and help the patient breathe easily. It can either be orotracheal, which means it passes through the mouth or it can be nasotracheal, where it passes through the nose.

According to the clinical trials conducted by Dr. Samir Jaber of the University of Montpellier in France, steroid treatment reduces the incidence of stridor and reintubation in patients who are at a higher risk but do not have any significant effect on patients who are not at risk for reintubation.

Administration of steroids at least four hours before is very important because later steroids administration resulted to no significant effects at all.

Based on the results of meta-analysis, the researchers concluded that prophylactic steroid therapy is only effective when administered at least four hours before a scheduled intubation, it is administered intravenously and it is only effective in patients with risk of developing stridor and getting reintubated.

Monday 15, Jun 2009

  Reintubation and Stridor to be minimized with Early Steroid Use in High-Risk Patients

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Reintubation and Stridor to be minimized with Early Steroid Use in High-Risk PatientsAccording to a report, the risks of reintubation and stridor in selected high-risk patients can be reduced when steroids are administered to them at least four hours before extubation.

Dr. Samir Jaber from University of Montpellier I in France and colleagues conducted a quantitative meta-analysis of seven studies with an aim to identify the effectiveness of prophylactic steroid therapy for preventing reintubation and post-extubation stridor. This identification took into account the at-risk populations and the steroid administration regimen.

However, it was revealed that prophylactic steroid therapy with an aim to prevent post-extubation stridor and reintubation is still controversial in both selected and non-selected patients.

The study indicated that the risk of reintubation in trials that enrolled high-risk patients got reduced with steroid treatment. But, the risk reduction was not completely well-defined when the conducted trials did not select patients for reintubation risk.