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

Risk factors 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 [...]

Hidden glucocorticoids

Hidden glucocorticoids compounds in food and dietary supplements A Korean study analyzed 294 samples of "food" or "dietary supplements" sold in stores or on the Internet and whose alleged [...]

Risk of gastrointestinal bleeding

Be careful with the association NSAIDs and corticosteroids It has long been said that corticosteroids increase the risk of gastric ulcer but large epidemiological studies have shown that if [...]