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Steroids and severe pneumonia. Ready for the winter? Discussion on “Corticosteroid treatment in critically ill patients with severe influenza pneumonia: a propensity score matching study”

Gennaro De Pascale| G. Bello| A. M. Dell’Anna| L. Montini| M. Antonelli| Gerard Moreno| Alejandro Rodriguez| Ignacio Martin-Loeches
Volume 44, Issue 12 / December , 2018

Pages 2319 - 2320

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