Accession Number : AD0828287

Title :   ON THE STEROID TREATMENT OF HYPOTENSIVE SHOCK STATES,

Descriptive Note : Edited translation,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bodoky, Gyorgy ; Koves, Istvan

Report Date : 03 AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A discussion is presented of the advantages of steroid therapy in cases of post-operative hypotensive shock which do not respond to the classical treatment. Cases which do not respond to the usual anti-shock treatment are deemed to be those involving adrenocortical insufficiency and the introduction of ACTH and hydrocortisone is considered mandatory. The basic condition of successful therapy for irreversible shock is the classical shock therapy, and if this proves unsuccessful, immediate intravenous infusion of cortisone should be applied. The steroid treatment does not replace, and should not precede the standard anti-shock treatment and is ineffective by itself. When correctly used, it is a means of saving life, and dramatic response to this form of therapy has been widely noted.

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK(PATHOLOGY), CHEMOTHERAPY), (*CORTICOSTEROID AGENTS, SHOCK(PATHOLOGY)), HYPOTENSION, ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE, STEROIDS, PARENTERAL INFUSIONS, PITUITARY GLAND, CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS, HUNGARY.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE