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The findings come from the first major clinical trial comparing epidural injections of anesthetic with and without corticosteroids for spinal stenosis.
Corticosteroids may offer short-term relief from the symptoms of lateral epicondylalgia, but they significantly increase the risk of recurrence compared with physiotherapy or placebo, a randomized controlled trial has shown.
According to the study, adding tiotropium bromide to low doses of inhaled corticosteroids is more effective at controlling asthma than doubling inhaled corticosteroids alone, and as effective as adding the long-acting beta agonist salmeterol.
As a result, physicians and patients are reluctant to utilize stronger topical corticosteroids in certain areas of the body and for prolonged periods of time.
The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MMF in maintaining or improving symptom control with reduced doses of corticosteroids in patients with myasthenia gravis over a treatment period of 36 weeks.
Findings from the Corticosteroid Randomization After Significant Head Injury (CRASH) trial that intravenous corticosteroids increased mortality among patients with traumatic brain injury should put to rest once and for all questions about the role of steroids for this indication, Donald Marion, M.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Three randomized, controlled trials now show evidence of beneficial effects from a limited number of repeat courses of prenatal corticosteroids for fetuses at risk of preterm delivery, according to Julian T.
Despite the lack of controlled studies, corticosteroids are widely used to treat ADEM and high-dose methylprednisolone is the drug of choice (3,4).