Corticosteroids are widely prescribed worldwide. It is estimated that, at any point of time, about 1% of the general population is receiving oral corticosteroids.

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  • Monitoring of patients on long term glucocorticoid therapy

    08 Mai 2015

    About 1% of the general population receives long-term systemic glucocorticoids. The monitoring provided to these patients is unknown. A population-based cohort study using The Health Improvement Network database was conducted. A total of 100,944…


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  • Corticosteroid for nephrotic syndrome in children

    08 Mai 2015

    The aim of this review was to assess the benefits and harms of different corticosteroid regimens in children with steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome (SSNS). The benefits and harms of therapy were studied in two groups of children 1) children in…


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  • Corticosteroid-induced diabetes

    08 Mai 2015

    The aims of this study was to evaluate the incidence of glucocorticoid-induced diabetes mellitus (GC-DM) by repeated measurements of the postprandial glucose and detect predictors for the development of GC-DM. Inpatients with rheumatic or renal…


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  • Risk of gastrointestinal bleeding

    13 Août 2014

    It has long been said that corticosteroids increase the risk of gastric ulcer but large epidemiological studies have shown that if this risk existed if it is low. We know however that corticosteroids affect healing which can prevent a pre-existing…


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