In a recent report, investigators have determined that people suffering from traumatic brain injuries shouldn’t receive steroids to reduce inflammation. The investigators came to this conclusion afetr reviewing previous studies and comparing death rates among patients who received steroids to those who received a placebo.
Some of the results showed a 15-percent higher death rate among the individuals treated with steroids.
Researchers explain doctors have long believed steroids could help people with traumatic brain injury because these injuries cause the brain to swell. Since steroids reduce swelling and inflammation, conventional wisdom suggested they would lead to a faster and better recovery.
You can read more about this report here.