Table 1

Prednisone decrease schedule

Week 00.7 mg/kg
Week 20.6 mg/kg
Week 40.5 mg/kg
Week 60.4 mg/kg
Week 80.3 mg/kg
Week 100.25 mg/kg
Week 120.2 mg/kg
Week 140.15 mg/kg
Week 200.125 mg/kg
Week 240.1 mg/kg
Week 26Assessment of primary outcome
Week 28Decrease of 1 mg/day every 4-weeks until stop