Save Corticosteroids for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients on Oxygen

Patients will ask you whether dexamethasone is a "breakthrough" in treating COVID-19.

The buzz is from a U.K. study that suggests dexamethasone reduces mortality in hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19.

This contradicts early guidance to avoid adding steroids for COVID-19...due to lack of benefit and possible harm seen in SARS and MERS.

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