Objective: The objective of this scoping review is to define the scope of literature pertaining to the effects of glucocorticoids in dogs or cats on selected parameters that may affect cardiac function or fluid balance (blood glucose, blood pressure, sodium and potassium levels, echocardiographic or invasive hemodynamic indices, or indicators of volume status). It is our intention that after evaluating the available literature, we will then make a determination of the potential to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the relevant literature for specific interventions.
Ward, Jessica; Masters, Allison; and O'Connor, Annette, "Systematic Review Protocol: The effects of glucocorticoids on selected hemodynamic and biochemical parameters in dogs and cats" (2017). Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Reports. 7.