corticosteroids


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corticosteroids

1. Cortisone and other hormones produced in the cortex of each adrenal gland. Corticosteroids help to control the balance of salts and sugars in the body.
2. Natural or synthetic hormones that assist metabolism, act in relation to stress, or maintain the salt-andwater balance in the body.
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Although oral corticosteroids have been used for many years in the non-athletic population, there are few published reports on the magnitude of risk of health-related complications and the determinants of this risk in the athletic population.
Corticosteroids are used for a wide variety of conditions with the therapeutic goal of reducing inflammation.
1] There is an obvious dose-duration-response relationship between corticosteroids and ONFH, although it is disputable.
Our study finds that antenatal (before birth) corticosteroids given to pregnant women only hours before delivery were associated with a survival advantage for their infants", says Mikael Norman, lead author, neonatologist and professor at Karolinska Institutet's Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Corticosteroids have been demonstrated to cause local vasoconstriction and skin blanching followed by rebound vasodilation, and the observed skin changes can be evidence of corticosteroid bioavailability.
In group A, patients were given oral corticosteroids after the surgery (for one month duration, deltacortil 1mg/kg body weight for two weeks and tapering off in the next two weeks followed by local corticosteroid) and Group B individuals were put on topical corticosteroids soon after the surgery.
In women at risk of preterm delivery, antenatal corticosteroids given between 1 and 7 days before birth reduce infant mortality by an estimated 31%, respiratory distress syndrome by 34%, intraventricular hemorrhage by 46%, and necrotizing enterocolitis by 54%.
Parenteral corticosteroids plus high-potency topical corticosteroids may reduce the duration of the itching.
Skin conditions that are characterized by hyperproliferation, inflammation, and immunologic involvement can be effectively treated by topical corticosteroids.
The efficacy results suggest that pimecrolimus has similar efficacy to topical corticosteroids in a real-world setting, which is noteworthy because pimecrolimus is not currently widely used as first-line therapy for atopic dermatitis, given the perception of lower efficacy than topical corticosteroids," Dr.

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