Emerg Med J 28:898-900 doi:10.1136/emermed-2011-200636
  • Best Evidence Topic reports

BET 2: Steroid therapy in the treatment of intractable hyperemesis gravidarum


A short-cut review was performed to evaluate whether steroids could be an effective therapy in hyper-emesis gravidarum. A database search revealed 9 papers relevant to this question and the details of each study methods and results were displayed in a table. The quality of these studies was generally low. There is only weak evidence that steroids could be an effective treatment for intractable hyper-emesis gravidarum.


  • Linked articles 200635, 200637.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.