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#Allergy and Immunology #Gastroenterology #Internal Medicine #Pharmacist
Almost 15% of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) showed evidence of excessive steroid use or dependency – an excess deemed avoidable in more than half of cases, a 19-center British study noted.
And at seven centers participating in a program to reduce steroid use and its associated side effects, significantly fewer patients received excessive steroids: 11.5% versus 17.1%, according to Christian P. Selinger, MD, MSc, of St. James University Hospital in Leeds, and colleagues. The findings were published online in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.