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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The obvious individual differences of corticosteroid-induced ONFH may be the combined effect of corticosteroid on multisystem underlying diseases and host susceptibility.
According to the companies, the generic sales were in excess of USD25m of the corticosteroid product.
Infants born already 3 hours after corticosteroid administration to the mother had significantly lower mortality than those not exposed to the treatment, and corticosteroid administration 6 to 12 hours before birth was associated with halved risks of infant death.
A sixty-year-old right hand dominant woman with a history of right small finger stenosing tenosynovitis and left thumb carpometacarpal joint arthritis presented for corticosteroid injections of both hands.
Objective: To compare combined oral and topical corticosteroids versus only topical corticosteroids after functional endoscopic sinus surgery in cases of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis.
A recent meta-analysis of 3 trials including 3,200 women at high risk for preterm delivery at 34 0/7 to 36 6/7 weeks of gestation reported that the corticosteroid administration reduced newborn risk for transient tachypnea of the newborn (relative risk [RR], 0.
Most clinicians recommended either an oral, parenteral, or high-potency topical corticosteroid, and some also recommended an oral antihistamine, usually diphenhydramine.
Among the category of systemic oral corticosteroid, 36 (92%) of the patients were prescribed with prednisolone.
9 According to a case report, corticosteroid therapy has also been effective in preventing the episodes of haemoptysis in a patient who was initially maintained on a 20mg dose of prednisolone that was then tapered to 10mg dose of the drug one month later.
Online learning module on reducing the side effects of steroid medicines to help clinicians to optimise the use of corticosteroids.
However, at 4 weeks, patients given corticosteroid injections alone were significantly more likely to experience complete recovery or much improvement than were those given placebo (RR, 7.

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