Burden of systemic glucocorticoid-related complications in severe asthma

Current Medical Research and Opinion, 2016 Oct 14:1-29

Although systemic glucocorticoids (SGCs) are efficacious, their chronic use is associated with a range of complications. Yet limited data are available about the risks following chronic use in patients with severe asthma, who are at risk of long-term SGC-related complications. This study was carried out to investigate the risks of developing SGC-related complications, and to quantify the associated healthcare resource utilization and costs for patients with severe asthma in the United States.

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Lefebvre P, Duh MS, Lafeuille MH, Gozalo L, Desai U, Robitaille MN, Albers F, Yancey S, Ortega H, Forshag M, Lin X, Dalal AA.