Since complications of treatment with OCS appear to be dependent on the type of treatment regimen, size of dose, and duration of treatment, a risk-benefit decision must be made for any young athlete prescribed oral corticosteroids
The 200 Global Initiative for Asthma and the 2007 National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3 (NAEPP EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma identify corticosteroids
as long-term control agents rather than quick-relief agents.
The systemic use of corticosteroids
as the gold standard treatment for many diseases is an independent factor for corticosteroid
-induced ONFH, and the number of osteonecrosis is also directly associated with the dose of steroids.
In this cohort, 15 per cent of the pregnant women were not exposed to antenatal corticosteroids
The vasoconstrictive effects of corticosteroids
can have significant deleterious effects in the spine.
Conclusion: Combination of oral and topical corticosteroids
was significantly better with decrease recurrence as compared to topical steroids only in cases of chronic rhinosinusitis who were operated with functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
Our findings challenge current thinking about the optimal timing" of antenatal corticosteroids
and encourage "a more proactive management of women at risk for imminent preterm birth, which may help reduce infant mortality and severe neonatal brain injury," the investigators said.
A single course of corticosteroids
is recommended for pregnant women between 24 0/7 weeks and 33 6/7 weeks of gestation, including for those with ruptured membranes and multiple gestations.
What is not known is whether particular patient or rash characteristics might affect prognosis and thereby influence treatment recommendations--eg, age, gender, race, location of the rash, prior episodes, chronic illnesses such as diabetes, or chronic use of medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroids
On the basis of their potency, British National Formulary (BNF) divides the topical corticosteroids
into four groups, whereas American system divides them into seven classes,  where class I represents super potent or ultrapotent drugs and class VII the least potent.
Although a considerable proportion of patients with IPH are prescribe with corticosteroids
, the role/efficacy of corticosteroids
in IPH remains unclear.
The researchers randomized 2,418 infants, between ages 3 and 12 months, to receive either pimecrolimus 1% cream, a noncorticosteroid topical calcineurin inhibitor that selectively suppresses activation of T cells and mast cells, or topical corticosteroids
to treat mild to moderate atopic dermatitis affecting at least 5% of body surface area.
are vital medicines for treating and preventing diverse disorders such as asthma, transplant rejection and arthritis.
The evidence we reviewed suggests that children treated daily with inhaled corticosteroids
may grow approximately half a centimeter less during the first year of treatment.
Allergic contact dermatitis due to corticosteroids
may be due to active ingredients, vehicle component, preservative agents and fragrance.