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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  • 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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  • Glucocorticoid use and postoperative complications in IBD

    13 Août 2014

    Glucocorticoids are often prescribed to patients about to undergo major surgery as part of a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis (UC)-type. An American study has focused on early complications occurring…


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  • Hidden glucocorticoids

    13 Août 2014

    A Korean study analyzed 294 samples of "food" or "dietary supplements" sold in stores or on the Internet and whose alleged goal was "to treat arthritis" or "improve bone or joint pain." The authors of this study looked for illegal traces of 35…


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