steroid therapy

steroid therapy

Therapeutics Treatment with corticosteroids to ↓ swelling, pain, and other Sx of inflammation. See Steroid.
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1,2) When treatment of the underlying disease is not possible or folate supplements fail to permit adequate bone marrow compensation for hemolysis, steroid therapy is instituted.
Another recent development in clinical dermatologic research involves steroid therapy for pregnant lupus patients.
The Phase III trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of Prochymal in conjunction with steroid therapy in treating patients with newly diagnosed acute GvHD, grades B-D.
The biopsy should preferably be done within a week of starting steroid therapy, but may remain positive for 14-28 days after treatment is initiated.
In April 2007, Cerimon initiated a Phase IIb clinical study, titled ARREST UC-1 (Achieve Remission & Reduce or Eliminate Steroid Therapy in Ulcerative Colitis), for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, a common type of IBD.
The only specific treatment that has been reported is empiric steroid therapy.
Abstract: We describe two patients who had tuberculomas that were initially misdiagnosed as neurosarcoidosis, leading to prolonged steroid therapy before initiation of antituberculous medications.
The primary endpoint of the pivotal trial is the proportion of patients that achieve a complete response and are alive at day 90 when Prochymal is added to standard steroid therapy compared to steroid therapy alone.
Consistent steroid use for skin problems can result in thinning of the skin, allergies, resistance to steroid therapy and even Cushing's disease (a consistent redness caused by capillary blockage).
In 15 randomized trials totaling more than 2,000 children and adults included in the analysis, steroid therapy didn't change 28-day all-cause mortality.
Topical steroid therapy kept the rash under reasonable control, and at follow-up, the patient was doing well and developing normally.
This patient's clinical and radiographic presentation as well as her response to steroid therapy is consistent with BOOP.

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