Corticosteroids and respiratory failureSymposium Chairs:
P. Pelosi (Milan, Italy), T. Welte (Hanover, Germany)Aims:
This symposium will
• discuss practical aspects of the management of pneumonia and sepsis;
• present standards for the use of corticosteroids in acute respiratory failure;
• highlight the advantages and the limitations of corticosteroids in this clinical setting;
• discuss when and how corticosteroids can be applied in critically ill patients.