Corticosteroid News and Research

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Corticosteroids are any steroid hormones made in the adrenal cortex (the outer part of the adrenal gland). They are also made in the laboratory. Corticosteroids have many different effects in the body, and are used to treat many different conditions. They may be used as hormone replacement, to suppress the immune system, and to treat some side effects of cancer and its treatment. Corticosteroids are also used to treat certain lymphomas and lymphoid leukemias.
Combination treatment can benefit children with Kawasaki disease

Combination treatment can benefit children with Kawasaki disease

Rare COVID-19 related illness in children causes profound immune changes

Rare COVID-19 related illness in children causes profound immune changes

Dexamethasone should be a standard drug in severe COVID-19

Dexamethasone should be a standard drug in severe COVID-19

Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine best among COVID-19 treatments, claims large Spanish study

Prednisone, Hydroxychloroquine best among COVID-19 treatments, claims large Spanish study

Vitamin D could help suppress excessive T cell-mediated lung inflammation in severe COVID-19

Vitamin D could help suppress excessive T cell-mediated lung inflammation in severe COVID-19

7-day levofloxacin/dexamethasone eye drops as effective as standard treatment after cataract surgery

7-day levofloxacin/dexamethasone eye drops as effective as standard treatment after cataract surgery

Small molecule drugs binding Mac1 domain of SARS-CoV-2

Small molecule drugs binding Mac1 domain of SARS-CoV-2

QUT and Oxford collaborate on clinical trial to test asthma inhalers as treatment for COVID-19

QUT and Oxford collaborate on clinical trial to test asthma inhalers as treatment for COVID-19

Asthma inhalers being trialed for treatment of COVID-19

Asthma inhalers being trialed for treatment of COVID-19

Faulty immune response to SARS-CoV-2 one of the main causes of death

Faulty immune response to SARS-CoV-2 one of the main causes of death

Dutch trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 discontinued

Dutch trial of convalescent plasma in COVID-19 discontinued

Inhaled corticosteroids have no effect on COVID-19 mortality, say researchers

Inhaled corticosteroids have no effect on COVID-19 mortality, say researchers

Low potassium levels in COVID-19 disease

Low potassium levels in COVID-19 disease

Life saving drug found for COVID-19 patients on ventilators

Life saving drug found for COVID-19 patients on ventilators

Key enzyme that contributes to eczema identified

Key enzyme that contributes to eczema identified

Novel compound shows promise for ANCA-associated vasculitis

Novel compound shows promise for ANCA-associated vasculitis

FDA approves IND application by Octapharma USA for severe COVID-19 patients

FDA approves IND application by Octapharma USA for severe COVID-19 patients

Certain corticosteroid could improve severe COVID-19, say researchers

Certain corticosteroid could improve severe COVID-19, say researchers

Children exposed to maternal antenatal corticosteroids have more behavioral disorders

Children exposed to maternal antenatal corticosteroids have more behavioral disorders

Study finds two FDA-approved drugs are promising against COVID-19

Study finds two FDA-approved drugs are promising against COVID-19