corticotherapy

corticotherapy

(kort″ĭ-kō-ther′ă-pē) [ cortico- + therapy]
The use of corticosteroids, e.g., prednisone or methylprednisolone, to treat disease.
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She was given oral corticotherapy (20 mg/ day) beginning in January 2014.
Study of professional practices among rheumatologists in Burgundy: initial corticotherapy in polymyalgia rheumatica.
On the second day of corticosteroid treatment, the patient was found to show only a low response to the corticotherapy.
One of the methods of minimizing the undesirable side effects of corticotherapy is through their administration with other pharmaceuticals, especially more specific anti-inflammatories or non-immunosupressors, aiming at synergistic effects in order to avoid the use of glucocorticoids or to reduce the dosage and duration of corticotherapy (Longui 2007).
Ten months after the first admission, she presented with acute renal failure while she was still on corticotherapy.
First intention treatment is usually long-term systemic corticotherapy.
Her high temperature, which was occasionally subfebrile, continued for 2 months in spite of systemic corticotherapy.
Corticotherapy led to important regression of the facial bulging, but because the patient suffered from gastric ulcer, this therapy had to be discontinued.
5 combined with other risk factors for fracture, especially an age over 60, a previous or current systemic corticotherapy with a posology superior or equal to 7.
Pneumocystis jiroveci dihydropteroate synthase genotype distribution according to clinical parameters of 112 cases of pneumonia in 110 HIV-positive patients from 5 university hospitals in Lyon, France * DHPS genotype Characteristic Wild type, n = 75 M2, n = 17 Age at PCP diagnosis, y 1-40 41 10 41-60 31 7 61-80 3 0 Sex M 62 14 F 13 3 Diagnosis year 1993 6 2 1994 24 3 1995 20 5 1996 25 7 CD4cell count, median cells/[micro]l ([dagger]) 0-50 42 15 51-100 17 0 >100 10 0 First-line treatment SMX/TMP 59 14 Pentamidine or atovaquone 14 3 Others 2 0 SMX/TMP allergy Yes 4 0 No 71 17 Corticotherapy at PCP diagnosis Yes 18 1 No 57 16 Mechanical ventilation at PCP diagnosis Yes 11 0 No 64 17 P.
He was immediately given supportive intravenous corticotherapy in association with aerosol and oxygen therapy.
malignancies, chronic hemodialysis, hepatic or renal failure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, corticotherapy, chemotherapy, and organ transplantation.