Psychology & Psychiatry

Research eyes role of stress in mental illnesses

We all face stress in our lives. Even researchers seeking to understand why some people shrug it off while others face battles against disorders like depression or PTSD.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long-term inhaled corticosteroid use may raise fracture risk

(HealthDay)—Long-term, high-dose use of inhaled corticosteroids (ICSs) is associated with a modest increase in the risk of hip and upper extremity fractures in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ...

Medical research

Corticosteroids aid healing – if the timing is right

A corticosteroid can improve the healing of damaged tendons, but it must be given at the right time, according to a new study from Linköping University in Sweden. In rats, the tendon became twice as strong. The results are ...

Surgery

Peri-op IV corticosteroids benefit knee, hip arthroplasty

(HealthDay)—Intravenous corticosteroids are both safe and effective when used perioperatively in total knee or hip arthroplasty, with benefits including less pain, vomiting, and nausea, and fewer opioids, according to a ...

Immunology

Interventions for treating tuberculous pericarditis

Researchers from South Africa and Canada have carried out a Cochrane review update to assess the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating tuberculous pericarditis.

page 1 from 18

Corticosteroid

Corticosteroids are a class of steroid hormones that are produced in the adrenal cortex. Corticosteroids are involved in a wide range of physiologic systems such as stress response, immune response and regulation of inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism, protein catabolism, blood electrolyte levels, and behavior.

Some common natural hormones are corticosterone (C21H30O4), cortisone (C21H28O5, 17-hydroxy-11-dehydrocorticosterone) and aldosterone.

This text uses material from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA