Avrom Caplan, MD

Department of Medicine,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
Department of Dermatology,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nicole Fett, MD

Department of Dermatology,
Oregon Health and Science University,
Portland, Oregon

Misha Rosenbach, MD

Department of Dermatology,
Perelman School of Medicine,
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Accredited by

American Academy of Dermatology

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Course Description

Systemic glucocorticoids are an essential therapy for a range of conditions, but their multiple side effects can produce significant morbidity for patients. The objective of this review is to discuss these side effects while addressing 3 questions: 1) What dose and duration of glucocorticoid therapy should prompt concern for individual side effects?; 2) How should clinicians counsel patients about these complications?; and 3) How can these problems be prevented or managed? To accomplish these objectives, we have created a series of tables and algorithms based on a review of relevant data to guide counseling, prophylaxis, and management of 11 glucocorticoid side effects. The first article in this 4-part continuing medical education series begins with a review of glucocorticoid pharmacology followed by a discussion of bone health (ie, osteoporosis and osteonecrosis).

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2017-Jan-01
Expiration Date:2020-Jan-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes

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