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[Short-term tolerance of three days pulse methyprednisolone therapy: a prospective study in 146 patients].

Authors
  • Chibane, S
  • Feldman-Billard, S
  • Rossignol, I
  • Kassaei, R
  • Mihoubi-Mantout, F
  • Héron, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Revue de Médecine Interne
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2005
Volume
26
Issue
1
Pages
20–26
Identifiers
PMID: 15639322
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Severe complications of pulse methylprednisolone, mainly cardiovascular, are strongly related to underlying comorbidities. Glucose monitoring is necessary only in diabetic patients. Potassium movements suggest a risk of hypokalicystia, of potential danger in patients with cardiac disease. A close clinical, blood pressure and electrocardiographic monitoring is needed during the whole treatment.

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