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Safety of low dose glucocorticoid treatment in rheumatoid arthritis: published evidence and prospective trial data
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    Corticosteroid side effects

    Dear Editor,

    The excellent review by da Silva and colleagues (1) comprehensively covers the range of glucocorticoid side effects and points out that more research in this area is sorely needed. One area they don�t review and which we have previously suggested should be considered as an adverse effect (2) is that the use of steroids by both primary doctors and rheumatologists so frequently preempts the use of...

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    Low-dose glucocorticoid treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Is it safe? Is it effective?

    Dear Editor,

    A recent review was published in Annals (1) which assessed the safety of low dose glucocorticoid (GC) treatment in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), relying heavily on the results of four small randomized controlled trials. The summary of this review stated “Safety data from recent randomized controlled clinical trials of low dose glucocorticoid treatment in RA suggest that adverse effects associated with thi...

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