Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Corticosteroids

Edited by Ali Al-Kaf

Sana'a University

Corticosteroids are mainly used to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. Corticosteroids will only be prescribed if the potential benefits of treatment outweigh the risks. They will also be prescribed at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. This book will strive to highlight the importance of corticosteroids, to focus on minimizing side effects, to monitor and sensitize the population on the potential adverse effects of misuse, to provide additional knowledge about the design and development of new drug delivery systems loaded with corticosteroids potentially useful in the treatment of chronic inflammatory-based diseases, and to reduce inflammation and affect the immune system. The major objective of this book will be to present the information in a lucid, condensed, and cohesive form and to specially cater to the needs of readers in medicine and pharmacy.

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CorticosteroidsEdited by Ali Al-Kaf

Published: May 23rd 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68270

ISBN: 978-1-78923-185-4

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-184-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-303-1

Copyright year: 2018

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2596 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Introductory Chapter: The Newest Research in Corticosteroids

By Ali Gamal Al-kaf

334

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2. Twenty-First Century Glucocorticoid Receptor Molecular Biology

By Cheng Wang, Roel Oldenkamp, Ronald J.W. Oellers and Colin Logie

291

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3. Glucocorticoid-Mediated Regulation of Circadian Rhythms: Interface with Energy Homeostasis and Reproduction

By Silvia Graciela Ruginsk, Ernane Torres Uchoa, Cristiane Mota Leite, Clarissa Silva Martins, Leonardo Domingues de Araujo, Margaret de Castro, Lucila Leico Kagohara Elias and José Antunes Rodrigues

297

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4. Corticosteroids and Their Use in Respiratory Disorders

By Ibrahim A. Janahi, Abdul Rehman and Noor Ul-Ain Baloch

313

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5. Management of Atopic Dermatitis in Children: A Pediatrician State of the Art

By Sanela Domuz Vujnović and Adrijana Domuz

285

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6. 66 Years of Corticosteroids in Dentistry: And We Are Still at a Cross Road?

By Wei Cheong Ngeow, Daniel Lim and Nurhalim Ahmad

386

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7. Cortisol in Correlation to Other Indicators of Fish Welfare

By Hanna Kalamarz-Kubiak

288

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8. Action Mechanisms and Pathophysiological Characteristics of Cortisol in Horses

By Katiuska Satué Ambrojo, María Marcilla Corzano and Juan Carlos Gardon Poggi

403

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