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The Clinical Takeaway: Oral prednisone, asthma and osteoporosis risk

The Clinical Takeaway: Oral prednisone, asthma and osteoporosis risk

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In this episode:

 

– If needed, oral prednisone should still be used but do so judiciously and keep in mind that the risk of osteoporosis is directly linked to cumulative lifetime doses of oral steroid
– If a patient has more than 1 or 2 exacerbations per year requiring oral steroids, they should be referred for consideration of a biologic agent such as Dupilimab
– Nobody should be on regular oral steroids without being assessed for eligibility for the use of biologics

 

 

 

Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

Total time: 28 mins

 

Guest: Prof Peter Wark, Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Physician; Conjoint Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle

 
 
 

 

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