Preoperative methylprednisolone enhances recovery after endovascular aneurysm repair: a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Ann Surg 2014; 260: 540-549.

Published: 18th December 2014

Authors: De la Motte L, Kehlet H, Vogt K, Nielsen CH, Groenvall JB, Nielsen HB et al. et al.


Use of a single large dose of the steroid did not affect the rate of postoperative complications in this study that included 153 procedures. It did attenuate measured inflammatory response and reduced the time to fulfilment of discharge criteria (2 versus 3 days, P<0.001).

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