Principles of Cortocosteroid Therapy provides a thorough and systematic 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. However, these drugs have many serious side effects on many organ systems. Proper use requires a thorough understanding of their mechanism of action, clinical indications and adverse effects.
This book outlines in detail the use of corticosteroids in diseases that affect each organ system and follows with a thorough discussion of their side effects. It analyses the use of corticosteroids in pregnancy, neonates, childhood and adolescence, as well as covering special management issues such as pulse corticosteroid and medicolegal aspects.
Principles of Corticosteroid Therapy will be of major interest to medical students and residents. Medical students will find it especially useful during their training in pharmacology and clinical medicine and it will be an indispensable text to residents in internal medicine and all its subspecialties. Doctors in many fields of medicine, especially internal medicine, will find it immensely valuable in the daily management of their patients.
Written by internationally recognized clinicians in internal medicine, immunology, rheumatology and other fields of medicine. Principles of Cortocosteroid Therapy is the first comprehensive and authoritative text to discuss the clinical use of cortocosteroids.