Navigation Links
Steroids aid recovery from pneumonia, UT Southwestern researchers say
Date:10/14/2008

d airway inflammation. The animals were then evaluated after one, three and six days of therapy.

"It turns out that the group that got both the antibiotic and the steroids did the best," Dr. Hardy said. "The inflammation in their lungs got significantly better."

Although antimicrobials remain the primary therapy for M pneumoniae infection, there have been several reports in recent years about physicians adding steroids to the treatment regimen of patients with severe cases, Dr. Hardy said. The problem, he said, is that those were individual case reports.

"They never had a control group, so it was impossible to tell what impact the addition of steroids had on recovery," he said.

The new findings not only suggest that giving antibiotics with steroids can help individuals with pneumonia get better faster, but also suggest a potentially more effective therapy for someone in the midst of an asthma attack due to M pneumoniae infection. Up to 20 percent of asthma attacks in children and adults have been shown to be triggered by this bacterium.

Dr. Hardy said it's too early to recommend steroids as standard treatment for people with this type of bacterial pneumonia, but the work does support the need for a clinical trial.

"Or if there are very sick patients, this combination treatment doesn't seem to worsen the disease," he said. "The good thing about our results is the data alone support moving on to a clinical study."


'/>"/>

Contact: Kristen Holland Shear
kristen.hollandshear@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Changes in sex steroids associated with menopause
2. Kids at Risk: Report Identifies 150 Websites Selling Anabolic Steroids
3. Corticosteroids of Little Use Against Childhood Meningitis
4. ENDO 08: Latest news on hormones, steroids, obesity, diabetes and more
5. Research Indicates Nearly 25 Percent of Supplements Are Contaminated With Steroids, Stimulants and Banned Substances
6. Steroids Are Abused for Skin, Not Just Muscles
7. International Law Enforcement Operation Targets Underground Manufacture of Anabolic Steroids
8. Repeat steroids to premature infants linked to cerebral palsy
9. Batters may achieve dramatic increases in home runs through steroids
10. Steroids Seem Safe for Babies at Risk of Early Birth
11. Viant Statement on the CMS Recovery Audit Contractor Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Steroids aid recovery from pneumonia, UT Southwestern researchers say
(Date:8/30/2014)... Continuing to meet the skin health needs ... addition of a new doctor and office in Grand ... skin care in Grand Rapids since 1980 is merging ... doctor, my passion is making sure my patients receive ... I’m better able to focus on my patients and ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... used to treat gout, before and after cardiac ... from this type of surgery, but it did ... to a study published by JAMA . ... coincide with its presentation at the European Society ... surgery include postpericardiotomy syndrome (the occurrence of the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... New York, New York (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... consolidated litigation for transvaginal mesh lawsuits ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/transvaginal-mesh/ ... the company’s request to sever four cases selected ... to an Order issued on August 18, 2014, ... Southern District of West Virginia disagrees with Boston ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... One of the most recent dietary trends to ... Originally meant for sufferers of gluten intolerance and celiac disease, ... are looking to get healthier by simply consuming foods which ... of information erroneous, it also exposes those same consumers to ... drastic change in their food consumption habits. , ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... August 30, 2014 LiveStreamingFitness.com, a company dedicated ... other healthy lifestyle resources, is proud to announce it has ... for at home fitness solutions by ABC’s Good Morning America. ... story on ABC’s Good Morning America, “Live Streaming Fitness is ... streamline your day by streamlining your workout…to boot camp at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Expanding Care at the Forefront of Dermatology 2Health News:Medication shows mixed results in reducing complications from cardiac surgery 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Judge Refuses Boston Scientific Request for Separate Trials in Four Bellwether Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Federal Judge Refuses Boston Scientific Request for Separate Trials in Four Bellwether Cases, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:“What is Gluten: Three Things You Need to Know Before Adopting a Gluten-Free Diet” Reveals What Readers Need to Know About the Benefits of a Strict Gluten Diet - Vinamy 2Health News:LiveStreamingFitness.com is New Trend In Fitness 2
... Spanish Wine Fair (Fenavin) here, India has said it ... in production if a strong element of "price sensitivity" ... necessarily mean selling the cheapest wine," Subhash Arora, president ... three-day fair Wednesday. ,India already has a ...
... agreed to import eggs, fish, fruits, vegetables and other ... Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, who is currently visiting Singapore, ... Chuasin Bin, CEO of agri food veterinary authority, government ... the chief minister's office here, he suggested to Singapore ...
... Canadian researchers are beginning to realize that childhood cholesterol ... and could be hence used as an invaluable ... Ian Janssen, assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology ... conducted a study into the subject: There is ...
... tainted ground beef bought from stores caused E.Coli outbreak. Seven ... before they recovered. Severe stomach cramps and diarrhea are ... meat company believed to be responsible for supplying tainted stuff, ... eight states. ,The US Department of Agriculture confirmed ...
... evidence that patients with chronic neck pain enrolled ... spinal manipulation, according to a report in ... ,According to Howard Vernon, DC, ... the literature review confirm the common clinical experience ...
... Intake of fruit juice does not cause obesity in children, ... college . ,The researchers during the survey studied ... of 2-11 years. ,"We did not find a ... said Theresa Nicklas, a child nutrition researcher at the Baylor ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:India is Uncorking Its Wine Market: Expert 2Health News:Scientists Recommend New Guidelines For Cholesterol Testing In Children 2Health News:Beef Firm in US Withdraws Its Products from Markets After E. Coli Outbreak. 2Health News:Spinal Manipulation Beneficial for Neck Pain 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014   Vittamed Corporation , a neurodiagnostics medical ... today that T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi , MD, DmedSc, ... of Directors. " Teo Forcht Dagi ... medical innovation and venture capital," said Remis Bistras , ... add his clinical, strategic, and entrepreneurial expertise to our Board." ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage will present a workshop focused on ... Forensic Science Society,s 22 nd International Symposium ... Australia .  Forensic Scientists will be in ... imaging can bring to examination procedures. ... Product Development at ChemImage, will host a workshop ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014  Pacific Medical Data Solutions is excited to ... . The main website, along with the site,s blog, ... services and content relevant to the medical billing industry. ... viewers can now better understand how PMDS products help ... create a more visible platform about medical billing best ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Vittamed Adds Prominent Neurosurgeon and Venture Capitalist T. Forcht Dagi to Board of Directors 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3PMDS Announces New Website 2
... Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI, BNVID), a drug discovery and development ... today announced that Dr. Isaac Cohen, O.M.D, Chairman and Chief ... be presenting at a Cambria Capital investor meeting at 4:00 ... be held at Yorgio,s Restaurant in Salt Lake City, UT. ...
... AMGN ) will participate in the Baird Healthcare Conference ... York in New York City, beginning at 12:15 p.m. Eastern ... for Amgen, will present at the conference. Live audio of ... be accessed from Amgen,s website, www.amgen.com , under Investors. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Bionovo to Present at Cambria Capital Investor Meeting 2Bionovo to Present at Cambria Capital Investor Meeting 3
This compact, easy-to-operate analyzer delivers basic blood gas, ISEs with direct measured total hemoglobin and saturated oxygen. Use it as a cost effective backup for the central lab or for remote p...
... performance and rapid, small volume sample ... rotor. DiscoveryTMM120 SE processes sample sizes ... with a small floor footprint, brushless ... imbalance detection, thermo-electric cooling, and automatic ...
... Efficiency, versatility, and environmental ... the Optima LE-80 K Ultracentrifuge ... Coulters innovative Optima centrifugation technology, ... to cost effectively provide advanced ...
... small-volume samples. With the ability to provide ... (fat particles in lipemic samples), the Airfuge ... Lipemic samples can be cleaned in 10 ... The easy-to-operate tabletop centrifuge: Reaches top speed ...
Medicine Products: