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Use of pre-operative steroids in liver resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
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PMID:  23461716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: By attenuating the systemic inflammatory response to major surgery, the pre-operative administration of steroids may reduce the incidence of complications. METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to identify randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing pre-operative steroid administration with placebo during a liver resection. Meta-analyses were performed. RESULTS: Five RCTs were identified including a total of 379 patients. Pre-operative steroids were associated with statistically significant reductions in the levels of serum bilirubin and interleukin 6 (IL-6) on post-operative day one. There was a trend towards a lower incidence of post-operative complications and prothrombin time (PT), but this did not reach statistical significance. CONCLUSION: Pre-operative steroids may be associated with a clinically significant benefit in liver resection.
Arthur J Richardson; Jerome M Laurence; Vincent W T Lam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-3-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-2574     ISO Abbreviation:  HPB (Oxford)     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100900921     Medline TA:  HPB (Oxford)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association.
Department of Surgery, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Discipline of Surgery, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
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