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prednisone

(prĕd`nĭsōn): see corticosteroid drugcorticosteroid drug
, any one of several synthetic or naturally occurring substances with the general chemical structure of steroids. They are used therapeutically to mimic or augment the effects of the naturally occurring corticosteroids, which are produced in the cortex of the
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prednisone

[′pred·nə‚sōn]
(pharmacology)
C21H26O5 An adrenocortical steroid drug, obtained in crystalline form, that is an analog of cortisone.
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However, if only prednisone is available, it is acceptable.
Our study sample comprised of 43 (mean age 57.7 [+ or -] 13.1 years, 86% female) RA patients with prednisone treatment, 22 (mean age 59.9 [+ or -] 10.8 years, 73% female) prednisone naive patients, and 195 (mean age 51.5 [+ or -] 10.9 years, 67% female) healthy subjects (HS).
The two patients in this report demonstrated that potassium and prednisone supplementation are efficacious in controlling hypokalemia associated with abiraterone.
If the steroid-sparing agents don't get patients down to 10 mg/day prednisone or below, then consider using rituximab and intravenous IgG.
The CCL11 concentration was decreased in the prednisone treated group compared with a disease control group (P 0.001).
Idiopathic facial nerve paralysis: a randomized double blind controlled study of placebo versus prednisone. Laryngoscope 1993; 103: 1326-33.
Animals were randomly assigned to control group, in which animals received only vehicle (0.9% NaCl) (n = 7), and treated group, in which animals received 0.625 mg/kg/day of prednisone (n = 7) or 2.5 mg/kg/day of prednisone (n = 7).
Acute asthma: Single-dose dexamethasone vs 5-day prednisone. NEJM Journal Watch, 2016.
Prednisone plus cabazitaxel or mitoxantrone for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer progressing after docetaxel treatment: A randomized, open-label trial.
(28) Eligible patients had morning stiffness of at least 45 minutes duration and were receiving stable low-dose glucocorticoid therapy for greater than or equal to 3 months (2.5 mg to 10 mg prednisone equivalent) and stable DMARD therapy for greater than or equal to 1 month with no biologic therapy in the prior 4 months.
The prednisone group demonstrated significant reduction in the ODI at 3 weeks and 12 months, compared with placebo.