corticosteroid


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corticosteroid

[¦kȯrd·ə‚kō′stir‚ȯid]
(biochemistry)
Any steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex of vertebrates.
Any steroid with properties of an adrenal cortex steroid.
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Analyzes the market for corticosteroid drugs delivered via oral inhalers
Dr June Raine, director of MHRA s Vigilance and Risk Management of Medicines division, said: Our new module on corticosteroid medicines carefully takes you through the unwanted effects of these immensely valuable and widely used medicines.
Side effects don't often occur with injected corticosteroids.
Symptoms recurred in 54% of those given the corticosteroid, compared with 12% of those given placebo (RR, 0.
Future studies should focus on identifying subgroups of patients who may benefit from intranasal or systemic corticosteroid treatment," they concluded.
There was no history of trauma, systemic corticosteroid therapy, alcohol abuse, diabetes mellitus, transplantation, hyperlipidemia, significant hyperuricemia or hyperparathyroidism.
Previous studies reported that long-term corticosteroid use may disturb metabolic parameters, but there have been few studies evaluating the relationship between MetS and RA.
from Copenhagen conducted a randomized, double-blind trial in 20 healthy volunteers (age range, 23 to 62 years) with Fitzpatrick skin type I to III to evaluate the effect of topical corticosteroids in treating acute sunburn.
The objectives of this study were 1) to investigate the prescribing patterns of sports medicine orthopaedic surgeons who used short-term oral corticosteroid therapy of less than 10 days in the treatment of sports injuries in competitive high school and college athletes; and 2) to document the types and numbers of medical complications associated with OCS use in these athletes over a 2-year recall period.
There is evidence that the addition of an inhaled corticosteroid to first-line [beta]-agonist maintenance treatment of asthma reduces morbidity and airway hyperresponsiveness.
They concluded that in HIV-exposed infants with clinical PCP, adjunctive corticosteroid therapy does not appear to add benefit regarding time to recovery or oxygen independency, but early administration may improve survival.
Preferred -- Low-dose inhaled corticosteroid and salmeterol or medium-dose inhaled corticosteroid or (if needed) medium-dose inhaled corticosteroid and salmeterol.

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