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Table 1 Example of rate of steroid taper for patients allocated to the placebo arm and entering study on 15, 10 and 7.5 mg/day prednisone, respectively

From: The Steroids In the Maintenance of remission of Proliferative Lupus nephritis (SIMPL) pilot trial

Week Prednisone dose (mg/day)
1 15 10 7.5
2 15 10 7.5
3 10 7.5 5
4 10 7.5 5
5 7.5 5 4
6 7.5 5 4
7 5 4 3
8 5 4 3
9 4 3 2
10 4 3 2
11 3 2 1
12 3 2 1
13 2 1 0
14 2 1 0
15 1 0 0
16 1 0 0
17 0 0 0