48 results match your criteria Corticosteroid-Induced Myopathy

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for corticosteroid-induced deltoid myopathy in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report.

Clin Shoulder Elb 2021 Sep 20;24(3):178-182. Epub 2021 Aug 20.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

A 50-year-old woman who had been previously diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus consulted our clinic for pain and weakness in her right shoulder. On examination, she had an atrophied deltoid muscle, a painful right shoulder on movement, and a tender mass in the deltoid area. The patient was diagnosed with corticosteroid-induced deltoid myopathy, shoulder pain, and loss of range of motion that did not resolve with conservative treatment. Read More

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September 2021

Recapitulating pathophysiology of skeletal muscle diseases in vitro using primary mouse myoblasts on a nanofibrous platform.

Nanomedicine 2021 02 20;32:102341. Epub 2020 Nov 20.

Centre for BioSystems Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India; Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Electronic address:

Tissue engineering approaches are used to mimic the microenvironment of the skeletal muscle in vitro. However, the validation of a bioengineered muscle as a model to study diseases is inadequate. Here, we present polycaprolactone nanofibers as a robust platform that mimics cellular organization and recapitulates critical functions of the myotubes observed in vivo. Read More

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February 2021

Intralesional corticosteroid-induced hypopigmentation and atrophy.

Dermatol Online J 2020 Jan 15;26(1). Epub 2020 Jan 15.

University of Wisconsin Department of Dermatology, Madison, WI.

Intralesional corticosteroids are associated with various, uncommon, local adverse events [1]. Atrophy and hypopigmentation most commonlyremain localized to sites of injection. However, outward radiation in a linear, streaky pattern has been reported and is termed "perilesional/perilymphatic hypopigmentation or atrophy [2]. Read More

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January 2020

Clodronate in the management of different musculoskeletal conditions.

Minerva Med 2018 Aug;109(4):300-325

Division of Orthopedics and Traumatology, School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Science, DINOGMI Department, Section of Orthopedic Rehabilitation, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy.

Introduction: Clodronic acid is a non-nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate largely used from some decades in the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal and secondary osteoporosis. In addition to antiresorptive activity, clodronate has shown anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, and modulatory effects on bone and cartilage metabolism.

Evidence Acquisition: A literature review has been conducted to characterize the mechanism of action of clodronate and to retrieve available evidence about the use of clodronate in primary and secondary osteoporosis, and its potential role in other musculoskeletal conditions and orthopedic surgery. Read More

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Interventions to prevent and treat corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis and prevent osteoporotic fractures in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2017 01 24;1:CD010899. Epub 2017 Jan 24.

Centre for Experimental Medicine, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, Room 02.041, 2nd Floor, Mulhouse, Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, BT12 6BJ.

Background: Corticosteroid treatment is considered the 'gold standard' for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD); however, it is also known to induce osteoporosis and thus increase the risk of vertebral fragility fractures. Good practice in the care of those with DMD requires prevention of these adverse effects. Treatments to increase bone mineral density include bisphosphonates and vitamin D and calcium supplements, and in adolescents with pubertal delay, testosterone. Read More

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January 2017

Steroid myopathy in patients with chronic respiratory diseases.

J Neurol Sci 2014 Mar 17;338(1-2):96-101. Epub 2013 Dec 17.

Principle Clinical Military Hospital, Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, Golitzyno, Petrovskoe shosse d.48, Odinzovskiy r-n, Moscow Region 143040, Russia.

Background: Corticosteroid-induced myopathy is a well known clinical entity, and experimental studies showed decreased rate of protein synthesis and increased rate of protein breakdown in muscles of chronically treated animals.

Objective: The present observational study was aimed to evaluate skeletal muscle functions in asthmatics and patients with other chronic respiratory diseases treated by inhaled or oral corticosteroids.

Methods: Thirty six patients with respiratory diseases were included into the study. Read More

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Coadministration of tacrolimus with corticosteroid accelerates recovery in refractory patients with polymyositis/ dermatomyositis: a retrospective study.

BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2012 Nov 22;13:228. Epub 2012 Nov 22.

Department of Medicine (Neurology and Rheumatology), Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.

Background: To investigate whether or not coadministration of tacrolimus (TAC) with prednisolone (PSL) can produce a beneficial effect in the treatment of polymyositis/ dermatomyositis (PM/DM).

Methods: We reviewed medical records of 32 PM/DM patients who had been admitted to our hospital, and abstracted those who had received TAC in addition to oral PSL for treatment. The clinical usefulness of TAC in PM/DM was objectively evaluated focusing upon the manual muscle strength test (MMT) score, serum creatine kinase (CK) and tapering of PSL. Read More

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November 2012

[Polymyositis-dermatomyositis recognized during the follow-up of a patient with type 2 diabetes].

Orv Hetil 2012 Mar;153(12):467-74

Szent Borbála Kórház I. Belgyógyászat Tatabánya Dózsa György u.

Polymyositis-dermatomyositis is a rare systemic autoimmune disease which belongs to the class of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. The disease exhibits high inter-individual variability, but chronic myositis is a common feature. As different manifestations often appear in atypical forms, establishing the precise diagnosis can be rather complicated. Read More

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Hypertension and other morbidities with Cushing's syndrome associated with corticosteroids: a review.

Integr Blood Press Control 2011 3;4:7-16. Epub 2011 Mar 3.

Endocrine Unit.

Corticosteroids constitute an ideal treatment for various inflammatory and autoimmune disorders due to their anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory actions. However, corticosteroids have a considerable number of side effects, including hypertension, diabetes, lipid disorders, sleep apnea, osteoporosis, myopathy, and disorders of coagulation and fibrinolysis, which are components of Cushing's syndrome (CS). Corticosteroid-induced side effects are dependent on the formulation, route, dose, and time of exposure. Read More

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November 2011

Gefitinib-induced interstitial lung disease-addition of intravenous cyclophosphamide to corticosteroids is a valuable treatment option: A case report.

Med Oncol 2010 Sep 4;27(3):753-5. Epub 2009 Aug 4.

Division of Respiratory Medicine, International Medical Center of Japan, 1-21-1, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8655, Japan.

A 77-year-old woman was diagnosed as having advanced non-small cell lung cancer, and was started on treatment with gefitinib. Fifty days after the start of treatment, the patient was admitted to the hospital with complaints of dry cough, fever, and shortness of breath. A diagnosis of gefitinib-induced interstitial lung disease was made, and administration of high-dose prednisolone (1 g/day of intravenous methylprednisolone for three consecutive days, followed by oral prednisolone at 50 mg/day) was started. Read More

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September 2010

Linear hypopigmentation and cutaneous atrophy following intra-articular steroid injections for de Quervain's tendonitis.

J Drugs Dermatol 2009 May;8(5):492-3

Duke University Medical Center, Division of Dermatology, USA.

Intralesional and intra-articular corticosteroids are commonly used therapies in the fields of dermatology, orthopedic surgery and rheumatology. The authors present the case of a 32-year-old female who received intra-articular corticosteroids for de Quervain's tendonitis and developed bilateral hypopigmented patches near the areas of injection. Unilateral linear extension of the hypopigmentation was subsequently noted, presumably secondary to venous or lymphatic uptake of corticosteroid crystals. Read More

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Effects of human amniotic fluid and membrane in the treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures in locally corticosteroid-induced Achilles tendinosis: an experimental study on rats.

Foot Ankle Surg 2009 31;15(1):22-7. Epub 2008 Jul 31.

Dokuz Eylül University, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Izmir, Turkey.

Background: To determine the effects of human amniotic fluid and membrane in the treatment of Achilles tendon ruptures, 72 tendons of 36 Wistar rats were injected with betamethasone sodium phosphate.

Methods: By the end of fourth week, both tendons were tenotomized and repaired, then the samples were divided into three groups. The first group was left untreated after suturing. Read More

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Corticosteroid induced psychosis in the pain management setting.

Pain Physician 2008 Nov-Dec;11(6):917-20

Millennium Pain Center, Bloomington, IL 61701, USA.

Background: Synthetic corticosteroids are commonly utilized in interventional pain management procedures. These substances have potential side-effects including psychological adverse events.

Objective: We describe a case of substance-induced psychotic disorder resulting from corticosteroids administration. Read More

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[Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis complicating paraneoplastic dermatomyositis].

Ann Dermatol Venereol 2008 Oct 24;135(10):668-71. Epub 2008 Jul 24.

Service de dermatologie 1 hôpital Saint-Louis, AP-HP, université Paris-7, 1 avenue Claude-Vellefaux, Paris, France.

Background: Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is a rare condition characterized by the presence of gas-filled cysts within the wall of the digestive tract. Classically, it occurs in lung or colon diseases but rarely in patients with collagen disorders. We report a new case of PCI occurring during the course of paraneoplastic dermatomyositis. Read More

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October 2008

Corticosteroid-induced myopathy mimicking therapy-resistant asthma.

Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2007 Oct;99(4):371-4

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Background: Therapy-resistant asthma is an important clinical problem. However, before considering asthma truly therapy resistant, it is essential to exclude diagnoses that may masquerade as therapy-resistant asthma, such as vocal cord dysfunction and recurrent aspiration, as well as factors related to loss of asthma control, including poor compliance, exposure to allergens, and sinusitis. Corticosteroid-induced myopathy may be an unrecognized but potentially important consideration in both settings. Read More

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October 2007

Corticosteroid-induced adverse events in adults: frequency, screening and prevention.

Drug Saf 2007 ;30(10):861-81

Department of Internal Medicine, Hôpital Saint Antoine, Paris, France.

Corticosteroids represent the most important and frequently used class of anti-inflammatory drugs and are the reference therapy for numerous neoplastic, immunological and allergic diseases. However, their substantial efficacy is often counter-balanced by multiple adverse events. These corticosteroid-induced adverse events represent a broad clinical and biological spectrum from mild irritability to severe and life-threatening adrenal insufficiency or cardiovascular events. Read More

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December 2007

Effects of chronic sepsis on the voltage-gated sodium channel in isolated rat muscle fibers.

Crit Care Med 2007 Feb;35(2):351-7

Département d'Anesthésie Réanimation, University Hospital of Brest, Brest, France.

Objective: Physiopathology of critical illness polyneuromyopathy was investigated in several animal-based models. Electrophysiologic approach was achieved in denervated and corticosteroid-induced myopathy; other models based on sepsis or inflammatory factors (zymosan, cytokines) were also used but did not consider voltage-gated sodium channel implication in neuromuscular weakness. We have studied electrophysiologic effects of chronic sepsis on an intact neuromuscular rat model with special consideration to the subtypes of sodium channels involved. Read More

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February 2007

[Granulomatous myopathy in patients with sarcoidosis and myasthenia gravis].

Cesk Patol 2006 Oct;42(4):175-81

Ustav patologie a molekulární mediciny UK 2. LF a FN Motol, Praha.

Granulomatous myopathies are extremely rare. The finding of epithelioid granulomas in muscle biopsy indicates mostly an involvement of the skeletal muscle in systemic sarcoidosis. In this report we provide description of five patients with previously diagnosed sarcoidosis (pulmonary or cutaneous), in which a clinically significant muscle weakness developed. Read More

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October 2006

Creatine intake attenuates corticosteroid-induced impairment of voluntary running in hamsters.

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2006 Oct;31(5):490-4

Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital das Clínicas de Ribeirão Preto, Avenida Bandeirantes 3900, CEP 14098-900, Brazil.

Myopathy is a well-known side effect of corticosteroid therapy. Creatine monohydrate (Cr) supplementation has been shown to increase fat-free mass and muscular function. This study aimed to investigate if Cr administration could offset the deleterious functional effects of high doses of steroids. Read More

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October 2006

Creatine supplementation attenuates corticosteroid-induced muscle wasting and impairment of exercise performance in rats.

J Appl Physiol (1985) 2007 Feb 19;102(2):698-703. Epub 2006 Oct 19.

Dept. of Internal Medicine, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

The objective of the present study was to investigate whether creatine (Cr) could attenuate the deleterious effects of high doses of dexamethasone (Dexa) on body mass, exercise performance, and respiratory variables of rodents. Forty-four Wistar rats performed incremental maximal exercise tests. They were then assigned to four groups: G1: subcutaneous (s. Read More

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February 2007

Eye findings in patients with juvenile dermatomyositis.

J Rheumatol 2005 Oct;32(10):1986-91

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada.

Objective: Reports of eye involvement in juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), including significant retinopathy with visual loss, have led some to recommend routine formal ophthalmologic assessments for all patients with JDM at diagnosis. Our objective was to document the frequency and spectrum of eye involvement in patients followed in a single clinic caring for children with JDM.

Methods: A chart review was conducted of formal ophthalmologic consultation notes for patients with JDM followed at the Hospital for Sick Children between 1981 and 2002. Read More

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October 2005

Effect of hylan G-F 20 in Achilles' tendonitis: an experimental study in rats.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2004 Sep;85(9):1470-4

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Dokuz Eylül University, School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.

Objective: To investigate the local effects of hylan G-F 20 on locally administered corticosteroid-induced experimental Achilles' tendonitis.

Design: Before-after trial.

Setting: Institutional practice. Read More

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September 2004

Chronic corticosteroid administration causes mitochondrial dysfunction in skeletal muscle.

J Neurol 2002 Aug;249(8):1004-9

First Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, The University of Tokushima, Kuramoto-3-18-15, Tokushima 770-8503, Japan.

Corticosteroid myopathy is a major clinical problem in patients undergoing chronic corticosteroid treatment and shows insidious and progressive muscle atrophy in proximal limbs. Although several mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of muscle injury have been postulated, precise pathogenesis is still not clear. We evaluated the mitochondrial functions in patients receiving corticosteroids compared with those in healthy controls or patients not receiving corticosteroids. Read More

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Effect of heparin on tendon degeneration: an experimental study on rats.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2001 Jul;9(4):247-53

Dokuz Eylül University, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Izmir, Turkey.

This study investigated the local effects of heparin on locally administered corticosteroid-induced experimental Achilles tendinitis. After performing Achilles degeneration, 28 rats were divided into two groups; one was treated with local heparin and the other with saline injections at 3 and 6-day intervals. The tendons and paratenons were excised after 60 or 75 days and evaluated histopathologically and statistically. Read More

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Effects of treadmill exercise on muscle fibers in mice with steroid myopathy.

J Jpn Phys Ther Assoc 2001 ;4(1):25-7

The First Department of Internal Medicine, Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Nagasaki 852-8501, Japan.

We studied the effect of treadmill exercise on muscle fibers in mice with experimental steroid myopathy. Frozen sections of the extensor digitorum longus (EDL) and soleus (SOL) muscles were stained with hematoxylin-eosin, and the muscle fiber diameters measured. In the EDL, muscle fiber diameters in the steroid groups decreased significantly compared with those in the control groups; moreover, muscle fiber diameters in the exercise groups increased significantly compared with those in the non-exercise groups, whereas the diameters in the SOL did not differ. Read More

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Exercise following heart transplantation.

Sports Med 2000 Sep;30(3):171-92

College of Health and Human Performance, and College of Medicine (Division of Cardiology), University of Florida, Gainesville 32611, USA.

During the past 2 decades, heart transplantation has evolved from an experimental procedure to an accepted life-extending therapy for patients with endstage heart failure. However, with dramatic improvements in organ preservation, surgery and immunosuppressive drug management, short term survival is no longer the pivotal issue for most heart transplant recipients (HTR). Rather, a return to functional lifestyle with good quality of life is now the desired procedural outcome. Read More

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September 2000

[Clinical investigation of diaphragmatic function. Relationships with the biology of muscle].

T Perez

Rev Mal Respir 2000 Jun;17(2 Pt 2):591-6

Service de Pneumologie et Immuno-Allergologie, Hôpital Calmette, CHRU de Lille.

Diaphragmatic strength, which can be roughly estimated by non invasive techniques such as maximal inspiratory pressure or sniff nasal pressure, is specifically assessed by the measurement of transdiaphragmatic pressure during electric or magnetic phrenic nerve stimulation. However, muscle endurance is probably a more relevant parameter in pulmonary disease. Recent progress in the field of diaphragm biology were mainly obtained in animal models. Read More

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Cyclical etidronate increases bone density in the spine and hip of postmenopausal women receiving long term corticosteroid treatment. A double blind, randomised placebo controlled study.

Ann Rheum Dis 1998 Dec;57(12):724-7

Instituut, Diepenbeek, Belgium.

Objective: To study the effect of cyclic etidronate in secondary prevention of corticosteroid induced osteoporosis.

Methods: A double blind, randomised placebo controlled study comparing cyclic etidronate and placebo during two years in 37 postmenopausal women receiving long term corticosteroid treatment, mainly for polymyalgia rheumatica (40% of the patients) and rheumatoid arthritis (30%). Bone density was measured in the lumbar spine, femoral neck, and femoral trochanter. Read More

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December 1998