Corticosteroids and Steroid Therapy: New Research

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Carmen Adkins (Editor)

Series: Pharmacology – Research, Safety Testing and Regulation
BISAC: MED071000

Corticosteroids (CS) are naturally occurring biomolecules produced in the adrenal cortex and have a multitude of roles which includes carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism, inflammation and regulation of water, electrolyte etc. Based on their functions, steroids are classified as glucocorticoids and/or mineralocorticoids, and only the former have anti-inflammatory properties which have been chemically modified to produce potent anti-inflammatory drugs which also retain the metabolic and bone effects of the primary chemical. This book provides new research which includes the role of corticosteroids in diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, adenoids, chronic subdural hematoma, osteonecrosis, and autoimmune diseases. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Preface

Role of Corticosteroids in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
(Mathew Suji Eapen, Shakti Dhar Shukla, Malik Quasir Mahmood, Kielan McAlinden-Volkovickas, Rajaraman D. Eri, Eugene Haydn Walters, Sukhwinder Singh Sohal, Breathe Well Centre of Research Excellence for Chronic Respiratory Disease and Lung Ageing, School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, and others)

Intranasal Steroid Treatment for Adenoids
(Marco Berlucchi, Diego Barbieri and Nader Nassif, Department of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Spedali Civili, Brescia – Italy, and others)

The Role of Steroids in the Management of Chronic Subdural Hematoma: Principles and Clinical Considerations
(Julio Plata Bello, Hospital Universitario de Canarias (Department of Neurosurgery), S/C de Tenerife, Spain)

Early Diagnosis and Preventive Strategy of Corticosteroid Induced Osteonecrosis in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
(Syuichi Koarada, Yukiko Tokuda, Yukihide Ono, Yuri Sadanaga, Tomoko Tashiro, Rie Suematsu, Nobuyuki Ono, Akihide Ohta, and Yoshifumi Tada, Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Nabeshima, Saga, Japan)

The Correlation of Soluble Endothelial Protein C Receptor and High Dose Corticosteroid Therapy in Patients with Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
(Syuichi Koarada and Yoshifumi Tada, Division of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Nabeshima, Saga, Japan)

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