Systemic corticosteroids are not effective for symptom control in patients with acute rhinosinusitis.
ATS 2021, News
Patients with normal adrenal function are largely able to eliminate the use of oral corticosteroids or achieve a daily dose of 5 mg or less.
Patients with asthma are at higher risk of pulmonary embolism, particularly if the asthma is severe or they take oral corticosteroids.
Highest rates of adverse events seen within first month after initiating short course of oral steroids.
AAAAI 2021, News
Patients with asthma who depend on oral corticosteroids (OCS) may be able to reduce the dependence or eliminate the use of OCS altogether with benralizumab.
The researchers found that the median duration of cough was 5 days in both the prednisolone and placebo groups (adjusted hazard ratio, 1.11; 95% confidence interval, 0.89 to 1.39; P=0.36).
CHEST 2021, News
A post-hoc analysis of the VENTURE trial evaluated whether baseline oral corticosteroid dosage affected the efficacy of dupilumab in improving severe asthma outcomes.
Nurse initiation of oral corticosteroids before physician assessment of pediatric patients with asthma improves quality and efficiency of care provided in the pediatric emergency department.