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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  • Corticosteroids and sciatica

    24 Février 2016

    Oral steroids are commonly used to treat acute sciatica due to a herniated disk but have not been evaluated in an appropriately powered clinical trial. The aim of this study was to determine if oral prednisone was more effective than placebo in…


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  • Short-term corticosteroid therapy and appetite/weight gain

    24 Février 2016

    Oral corticosteroids are an efficacious treatment for asthma exacerbations, yet risk of adverse effects may decrease patient adherence to therapy. In particular, changes in appetite and dietary intake, which lead to weight gain and changes in body…


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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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