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Corticosteroids for Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Time to Change Clinical PracticeCorticosteroids for Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Marcos I. Restrepo, MD, MSc; Antonio Anzueto, MD; and Antoni Torres, MD, PhD
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 11 August 2015.

From University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, and Servei de Pneumologia, Institut Clínic del Torax, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain.

Disclaimer: The content of this manuscript is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

Financial Support: Dr. Torres's time is partially protected by Sociedad Española de Neumología, Societat Catalana de Pneumologia, Fundació Catalana de Pneumologia, Grup de recerca de qualitat de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Fondo de Investigación Sanitaria (PI030113), Institut D'ínvestigació August Pi i Sunyer, and Centro de Investigación Biomédica En Red-Enfermedades Respiratorias (CB06/06/0028). Dr. Restrepo's time is partially protected by award number K23HL096054 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-1805.

Requests for Single Reprints: Antonio Anzueto, MD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229; e-mail, anzueto@uthscsa.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Restrepo and Anzueto: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7400 Merton Minter Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78229.

Dr. Torres: Servei de Pneumologia i Allèrgia Respiratòria, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Calle Villarroel, 170, 08036 Barcelona, Spain.

Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(7):560-561. doi:10.7326/M15-1805
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This issue contains a systematic review and meta-analysis of 13 randomized, controlled trials of adjunctive therapy with systemic corticosteroids versus placebo for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. The editorialists discuss the review and call for changes in clinical practice.

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