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Table 1 Study inclusion criteria

From: Perioperative corticosteroid administration: a systematic review and descriptive analysis

Inclusion criteria
Study designs: RCT, cohort studies, case-studies, SR
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 Human participants not known to have adrenal insufficiency
 Age ≥ 18 years old
 Noncardiac nontransplant surgery
Intervention: corticosteroid administration before and after surgery
Comparator: standard of care, placebo, or no intervention
Outcomes: adrenal crisis, hypotension or syncope
  1. RCT randomized controlled trials, SR systematic review