Navigation Links
Corticosteroids May Speed Pneumonia Recovery in Some
Date:5/31/2011

TUESDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with an inflammatory lung condition known as community-acquired pneumonia appear to recover faster when treated with corticosteroids in addition to the standard regimen of antibiotics, Dutch researchers say.

Those treated with a combination of corticosteroids and antibiotics also required a shorter hospital stay than patients treated with antibiotics alone, the study authors found.

The observations stem from what is believed to be the largest study to date focused on the potential of corticosteroids for the treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP.

Dr. Sabine Meijvis, from the St. Antonius Hospital in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, and colleagues reported their findings in the May 31 online edition of The Lancet.

Meijvis and her team noted that, currently, CAP is typically treated with antibiotics following an early diagnosis.

To explore whether corticosteroids might reduce the risk for complications and fatalities, the team focused on just over 300 Dutch CAP patients. Half of the patients were placed on a standard antibiotic protocol coupled with 5 milligrams a day of the corticosteroid dexamethasone. The other half were given antibiotics plus a placebo (an inactive treatment).

After four days, the research team found that those given the corticosteroid experienced less lung inflammation, and recovered more quickly than those who were just given antibiotics.

The corticosteroid group also required one less day of hospitalization than the antibiotic group (6.5 days versus 7.5 days). In addition, by the end of one month, the corticosteroid group had experienced better "social functioning" relative to the antibiotic group, the investigators found.

"Serious adverse events were rare" among the corticosteroid group, the study team noted in a journal news release, while at the same time cautioning that "the benefits of corticosteroids shoul
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Use of topical corticosteroids in children with eczema does not have negative side effects
2. Speed, Size Predict Teen Football Players Rankings
3. New cotton candy-like glass fibers appear to speed healing in venous stasis wound trial
4. Making temporary changes to brain could speed up learning, study reports
5. Breast cancer patients persistent fatigue is real, may actually speed up aging
6. Allergy Drug May Speed Up Kids Ability to Tolerate Milk
7. High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds
8. As we sleep, speedy brain waves boost our ability to learn
9. Early Rehab May Help Speed Recovery After Knee Surgery
10. Speedy generic approval may not benefit consumers as much as expected, Rotman model shows
11. Report Blames Speedy FDA Clearance for Medical Device Recalls
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Corticosteroids May Speed Pneumonia Recovery in Some
(Date:4/17/2015)... As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steven ... platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy. ... for its world-class care of injury-caused and chronic joint ... in many other physicians offering regenerative medicines. , ... pain management and rehabilitation. Dr. Meier and MOSM can ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Baptist Health and The University of Texas ... designed to transform oncology care in northeast Florida and ... create a joint cancer program to enhance patient access ... MD Anderson Cancer Center is anticipated to open in ... highly coordinated, multidisciplinary cancer care for adults in the ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Connie Casad, M.D., a well-known and respected ... 30 years of practice experience in Dallas, Texas, has ... service for her patients with the availability of a ... books with a brief synopsis on each for her ... in providing this service, Dr. Casad said, “Furnishing a ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ... in the posterior pituitary and thought to help mothers ... between couples. To further substantiate this, new studies performed, ... the journal, Nature, and reported by Medical News Today ... a powerful influence over maternal social behavior. The study ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 Ticket Down is a reputable source of ... Tour. , The life of last-minute show announcements is where fans ... perform during the early part of 2015, but beginning in June, ... Lion Man,” “The Cave,” and “Believe,” will perform a full-fledged tour ... at MCU Park at Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY and ends ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Platelet-Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapy Now Offered By Dr. Meier At MOSM in Beverly Hills, California 2Health News:Platelet-Rich Plasma, Stem Cell Therapy Now Offered By Dr. Meier At MOSM in Beverly Hills, California 3Health News:Baptist Health and MD Anderson Finalize Agreement to Transform Cancer Care in Region 2Health News:Baptist Health and MD Anderson Finalize Agreement to Transform Cancer Care in Region 3Health News:Connie Casad, M.D. Provides Patients Recommended List of Wellness Books on Website 2Health News:Oxytocin Now Found to Help Diet Doc Patients Whose Weight Has Gotten out of Control Due to Emotional Eating Disorders 2Health News:Oxytocin Now Found to Help Diet Doc Patients Whose Weight Has Gotten out of Control Due to Emotional Eating Disorders 3Health News:Mumford and Sons Tickets in Clarkston/Detroit, Raleigh, Columbia/Baltimore, Chicago, Mansfield/Boston, Brooklyn, Calgary and Edmonton Now On Sale 2
... N.J. and MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 25 Roche and ... that the two companies have signed a definitive merger ... of Memory Pharmaceuticals in an all-cash transaction for an ... , Memory Pharmaceuticals develops ...
... Vitech Systems Group, Inc. (Vitech) has completed phase ... the Iowa Public Employees, Retirement System (IPERS). IPERS, one ... contracted with Vitech in 2006 to implement and maintain ... capabilities and increases efficiency, transforming IPERS, business. , ...
... PhD student, Dr Sue Lynn Lau, had won the Graduate ... PhD" contest. See her winning entry on YouTube. , On ... world to interpret their PhD research in dance form, film ... by mid-November. A total of 36 dances - including ...
... 2008 Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX ) ... has closed prosecution on the merits of the reexamination proceedings ... all of the previously granted claims. As a result, the ... Parte Reexamination Certificate for U.S. Patent No. 6,545,040 (the ,040 ...
... receptor cuts the urge for nicotine, rat study suggests , , ... in the brain may be one way to quickly lessen ... Hypocretin-1, or Orexin A, a short chain of amino acids ... closely linked biochemical reactions that makes lab rats crave nicotine, ...
... with an impermeable sleeve led to both weight loss ... model of obesity-induced diabetes. Investigators from the Massachusetts ... in the journal Obesity that the procedure ... a significant reduction in the animals, food intake and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Roche Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Memory Pharmaceuticals 2Health News:Roche Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Memory Pharmaceuticals 3Health News:Roche Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Memory Pharmaceuticals 4Health News:Vitech's V3 Pension Administration Software Improves IPERS' Business 2Health News:Ph.D. student Sue Lynn Lau dances her way to Chicago 2Health News:USPTO Confirms Validity of Bystolic(R) Patent 2Health News:Molecular Switch in Brain May End Smokers' Cravings 2Health News:Sealing off portion of intestinal lining treats obesity, resolves diabetes in animal model 2Health News:Sealing off portion of intestinal lining treats obesity, resolves diabetes in animal model 3
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: ... High Technology company, today announced the opening of ... and state-of-the-art Cell Culture Technical Center in Singapore.  ... provide customized support to meet customer needs, leveraging ... "Our new Technical Center will significantly enhance our ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... , April 17, 2015 TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... TWi Pharmaceuticals USA , has obtained ... United States.  It has been in close contact with ... expects to have its own label specialty generic products ... the U.S. pharma market. According to IMS ...
(Date:4/16/2015)... SHENZHEN, China , April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical ... with the Securities and Exchange Commission an Annual Report ... for the year ended December 31, 2014. An electronic ... is available on Mindray,s investor relations website at  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sigma-Aldrich Expands Customer-Centric Model with Investments in Singapore That Localize World-Class Capabilities to Better Support Customers in Asia 2Sigma-Aldrich Expands Customer-Centric Model with Investments in Singapore That Localize World-Class Capabilities to Better Support Customers in Asia 3Sigma-Aldrich Expands Customer-Centric Model with Investments in Singapore That Localize World-Class Capabilities to Better Support Customers in Asia 4Sigma-Aldrich Expands Customer-Centric Model with Investments in Singapore That Localize World-Class Capabilities to Better Support Customers in Asia 5Mindray Files Annual Report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 2
... Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNM ), a ... solutions, today announced a series of changes within its senior ... Carlos Riva, currently Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, will ... continue to be available to the Company as a consultant ...
... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 VIVUS, Inc. ... Morris, chief financial officer, will present an overview of ... of March.  The conference presentation schedule is as follows:Citi,s ... p.m. ETHilton New York Hotel, New York, NYCowen and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Verenium Announces Changes in Senior Management 2Verenium Announces Changes in Senior Management 3
Attachments: Clip bar for tubes 10 to 19 mm in diameter Overall Dimension Height IC: 6 (15.2) Overall Dimension Length IC: 18.5 (46.9) Overall Dimension Width IC: 4 (10.2)...
... The Vibratome Roto-Shake Genie is an ... It performs five different mixing ... and rotating/rolling, as well as a ... The precision-engineered moving portion of the ...
... The Vibratome Roto-Shake Genie is ... platform. It performs five different ... rolling/rocking and rotating/rolling, as well as ... The precision-engineered moving portion of ...
The model 55D Rocking Shaker provides the same Reliable quality as the 55S, but double the value. The 55D gives you an additional platform with a height of 3.25 in....
Medicine Products: