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A comprehensive review of the adverse effects of systemic corticosteroids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20599080     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Corticosteroids are widely used in otolaryngology to treat many disorders; however, the nature and extent of possible complications may not be completely understood. A comprehensive review of the physiology of systemic corticosteroids and literature discussing the known side effects associated with their use is presented. The pathophysiology and the clinical impact of these side effects are reviewed. There are various potential side effects from the use of corticosteroids. Practitioners using corticosteroids should be familiar with these and obtain the patient's informed consent when appropriate.
David M Poetker; Douglas D Reh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Otolaryngologic clinics of North America     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1557-8259     ISO Abbreviation:  Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-05     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0144042     Medline TA:  Otolaryngol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  753-68     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Medical College of Wisconsin, 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA. <>
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / drug effects
Adrenal Glands / drug effects
Bone Density / drug effects
Bone and Bones / metabolism
Cardiovascular Diseases / chemically induced
Cataract / chemically induced
Femur Head Necrosis / drug therapy
Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*,  immunology,  therapeutic use
Hyperglycemia / chemically induced
Intraocular Pressure / drug effects
Skin / drug effects
Wound Healing / drug effects
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