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Stress Dose Steroids, Weaning, and ACTH Stimulation

Stress dose steroids are used in numerous scenarios including adrenal insufficiency, critical care, and the perioperative period. What’s important to understand is that the peak physiologic production of steroid (cortisol) is roughly the equivalent of 300 mg of hydrocortisone a day under maximum stress. Any exogenous steroids which exceed this dose are …

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