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).
Systemic corticosteroids are not effective for symptom control in patients with acute rhinosinusitis.
Findings may help with decision-making in this high-risk patient population.
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.
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.
AAAAI 2020, News
High doses of inhaled corticosteroids were associated with lower levels of eosinophils, which may interfere with the recommendation of some monoclonal antibodies in asthma treatment.
Oral contraceptive use in women of reproductive age may increase the risk for lifetime asthma.
Ten days of treatment linked to increase in peak thrombin, velocity index, PAI-1, and vWF
Patients with asthma are at higher risk of pulmonary embolism, particularly if the asthma is severe or they take oral corticosteroids.