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Principles of corticosteroid therapy

Author: Andrew N Lin; Stephen A Paget
Publisher: London ; New York : Arnold ; New York, NY : Distributed in the USA by Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Provides a review of the clinical use of corticosteroids, a class of drugs whose potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive actions have placed them among the most widely used in medicine. This  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew N Lin; Stephen A Paget
ISBN: 9780340759349 0340759348
OCLC Number: 48362417
Description: xii, 465 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Section 1: overview of coticosteroid therapy; history of cortisteroid therapy. Section 2: basic science aspects; physciological functions of adrenocortico-steroids; anti-inflammatory and immunosuppresive actions of corticosteroids. Section 3: systematic effects of corticosteroid therapy; corticosteroids and the skeletal system; corticosteroids and the skeletal muscles; corticosteroids and the gastrointestinal system; corticosteroids and the endocrine system; corticosteroids and the eye; corticosteroids and the hermatopoietic system; corticosteroids and the immune system; corticosts and the nervous system; corticosteroid and the integument; corticosteroids and behavioural disturbances. Section 4: clinical usage; corticosteroid replacement therapy; corticosteroids in rheumatic diseases; corticosteroids in connective tissue diseases; corticosteroids in opthalmic diseases; corticosteroids in allergic disorders; corticosteroids in respiratory diseases; corticosteroids in infectious diseases; corticosteroids in gastrointestinal diseases; corticosteroids in diseases of the nervous system; corticosteroids in cutaneous diseases; corticosteroids in cardiovascular diseases; corticosteroids in haematologic diseases; corticosteroids in neoplastic disorders; corticosteroids as diagnostic agents. Section 5: special management considerations; corticosteroid withdrawal; corticosteroids in pregnancy and lactation; corticosteroids in adolescence and childhood.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew N. Lin and Stephen A. Paget.
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