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Paralytics, Sedation, and Steroids in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Leap, Jennifer DO; Hill, Jared MD; Patel, Kaushal MD; Shah, Arpan MD; Dumont, Tiffany DO

doi: 10.1097/CNQ.0000000000000278
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In this article, we discuss the literature behind the use of paralytics, sedation, and steroids in acute respiratory distress syndrome. We explore the controversies and discuss the recommendations for the use of these agents.

Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Correspondence: Jennifer Leap, DO, Division of Pulmonary Critical Care, Allegheny General Hospital, Allegheny Health Network, 320 E North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (Jennifer.leap@ahn.org).

The authors of this manuscript have no disclosures to report.

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