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Hydrocortisone for Infection

Hydrocortisone for Infection To the Editor. —The limitations in the Special Contribution, "The Effectiveness of Hydrocortisone in the Management of Severe Infections" (JAMA183:462 [Feb 9] 1963) are clearly apparent to the members of the cooperative study group, as is made evident by their remarks. The purpose of this letter is to draw specific attention to the fact that the analysis of detailed data and the section headed "Conclusions" deal only with adults. It is stated that a series of "children under 16" was studied, but apart from citing their low rate of mortality in the treated and placebo groups, the report concerns adults. The age grouping of the adults is given; the children are lumped together and simply referred to as being "under 16." It is not the purpose of this letter to comment about the use of hydrocortisone in the treatment of life-threatening infections but rather to call to mind http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Hydrocortisone for Infection

JAMA , Volume 184 (8) – May 25, 1963

Hydrocortisone for Infection

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To the Editor.
—The limitations in the Special Contribution, "The Effectiveness of Hydrocortisone in the Management of Severe Infections" (JAMA183:462 [Feb 9] 1963) are clearly apparent to the members of the cooperative study group, as is made evident by their remarks.
The purpose of this letter is to draw specific attention to the fact that the analysis of detailed data and the section headed "Conclusions" deal only with adults. It is stated that a series of...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1963 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1963.03700210097021
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Abstract

To the Editor. —The limitations in the Special Contribution, "The Effectiveness of Hydrocortisone in the Management of Severe Infections" (JAMA183:462 [Feb 9] 1963) are clearly apparent to the members of the cooperative study group, as is made evident by their remarks. The purpose of this letter is to draw specific attention to the fact that the analysis of detailed data and the section headed "Conclusions" deal only with adults. It is stated that a series of "children under 16" was studied, but apart from citing their low rate of mortality in the treated and placebo groups, the report concerns adults. The age grouping of the adults is given; the children are lumped together and simply referred to as being "under 16." It is not the purpose of this letter to comment about the use of hydrocortisone in the treatment of life-threatening infections but rather to call to mind

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 25, 1963

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