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Dexamethasone should not be given to people with a chronic subdural haematoma

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: (Published 10 June 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o1302
  1. Helen Saul, editor in chief1,
  2. Deniz Gursul, research dissemination manager1,
  3. Samantha Cassidy, science writer1,
  4. Peter Hutchinson, professor of neurosurgery2,
  5. Angelos Kolias, consultant neurosurgeon and clinical senior lecturer2
  1. 1NIHR Centre for Engagement and Dissemination, Twickenham, UK
  2. 2Addenbrooke’s Hospital and University of Cambridge, UK
  1. Correspondence to H Saul NIHRAlerts{at}

The study

Hutchinson P, Edlmann E, Bulters D, et al. Trial of dexamethasone for chronic subdural haematoma. N Engl J Med 2020;383:2616-27.

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