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Nurs Times. 2006 Apr 25-May 1;102(17):24-7.

An overview of steroid use and its potential side-effects.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.

Abstract

Steroids are prescribed for their physiological and pharmacological effects: they have an antiinflammatory influence and suppress immune responses. However, this can cause side-effects. Assessment for the development of side-effects and advice on avoiding infection and injury are essential aspects of the care of patients taking steroids.

PMID:
16700229
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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