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Corticosteroids are essential in the treatment of non-infectious uveitis, rheumatic diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergy, and in the therapy and prevention of transplant rejection. In addition to their beneficial effects, corticosteroids may have various adverse events, even with long-term use. Therefore, therapy with corticosteroids necessitates adequate dosing, monitoring and prophylaxis.
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Name: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
Uveitis encompasses a wide variety of sight-threatening diseases characterized by intraocular inflammation. It is often classified as infectious and non-infectious uveitis. Unlike infectious uveitis, ...
Non-infectious uveitis is an inflammatory disease of the eye commonly treated by corticosteroids, though important side effects may result. A main mediator of inflammation are oxygen free radicals gen...
Topical corticosteroids are effective anti-inflammatory drugs in the treatment of anterior uveitis. The intraocular efficacy of topical corticosteroids mostly depends on their intraocular permeability...
Non-infectious uveitis represents a sub-type of intraocular inflammation often associated with disorders of immune dysregulation. If untreated, the intraocular inflammation may progress to severe visu...
Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common acute infection in children. Pain is its most prominent and distressing symptom. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed for AOM, although they have only a modest effe...
The objective of this clinical trial is to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium (Myfortic®) in combination with low-dose corticosteroids (...
There is an unmet medical need in non-infectious intermediate-, posterior- and pan uveitis. These types of uveitis are at a higher risk for vision loss compared to anterior uveitis. Patien...
This study will assess the safety and efficacy of AIN457 as adjunctive therapy for the treatment of intermediate uveitis, posterior uveitis, or panuveitis requiring systemic immunosuppress...
In this study, PP-001 is assessed for safety and efficacy in patients diagnosed with non-infectious chronic uveitis. PP-001 is a novel small molecule that inhibits a specific enzyme (Dihyd...
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of filgotinib versus placebo for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of non-infectious uveitis in participants failing t...
A glucocorticoid with the general properties of the corticosteroids. It is the drug of choice for all conditions in which routine systemic corticosteroid therapy is indicated, except adrenal deficiency states.
A group of corticosteroids carrying hydroxy groups, usually in the 11- or 17-positions. They comprise the bulk of the corticosteroids used systemically. As they are relatively insoluble in water, salts of various esterified forms are often used for injections or solutions.
Human histocompatibility (HLA) surface antigen encoded by the B locus on chromosome 6. It is strongly associated with acute anterior uveitis (UVEITIS, ANTERIOR); ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS; and REACTIVE ARTHRITIS.
Inflammation of the choroid as well as the retina and vitreous body. Some form of visual disturbance is usually present. The most important characteristics of posterior uveitis are vitreous opacities, choroiditis, and chorioretinitis.
A variant of bullous erythema multiforme. It ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe, sometimes fatal systemic disorder. Ocular symptoms include ulcerative conjunctivitis, keratitis, iritis, uveitis, and sometimes blindness. The cause of the disease is unknown.
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Autoimmune disorders are conditions that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. Normally the immune system's white blood cells help protect ...
The term allergy is used to describe a response, within the body, to a substance, which is not necessarily harmful in itself, but results in an immune response and a reaction that causes symptoms and disease in a predisposed person, which in turn can cau...