Corticosteroids : Orthopaedic Nursing

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Kapugi, Michelle; Cunningham, Kathleen

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Orthopaedic Nursing 38(5):p 336-339, September/October 2019. | DOI: 10.1097/NOR.0000000000000595


Corticosteroids are commonly prescribed for a variety of indications due to the wide range of effects on the human body. Although they exhibit many therapeutic uses, corticosteroids are unfortunately known for their many dose- and duration-dependent toxicities. The purpose of this review is to explore indications for corticosteroid use, differences among formulations, and adverse effects and their management.

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