Navigation Links
Steroids to treat asthma: How safe are they?
Date:2/23/2011

This release is available in French.

Children experiencing an asthma attack who are treated with a short burst of oral steroids may have a transient depression of immune response according to a new study led by Universit de Montral. These findings, published in this month's issue of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology, have implications for asthmatic children who have flare-ups and who may be exposed to new contagious diseases.

"There is no question that the administration of corticosteroids reduces the risk and duration of hospital admission in children with acute asthma remain the most effective treatment for moderate and severe asthma exacerbations," says first author Francine M. Ducharme, a Universit de Montral professor and paediatrician and researcher at the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center. "However, the safety profile of these medications continues to raise concerns among parents and physicians. New concerns over their possible impact on the immune system stem from rare reports linking or severe chickenpox infections linked with corticosteroid administration."

Reduced immune response to new triggers

Ducharme and colleagues evaluated the immune response of children aged 3 to 17 years, who had arrived at the emergency department (ED) with an asthma attack. All subjects were given immune triggers (known as antigens) and the immune response between those who received corticosteroids versus those who did not were compared.

"Several corticosteroid-treated children had a significantly lower immune response, as measured by the amount of antibody produced, than non-treated kids," says Ducharme.

Reduced immunity only transient

Children enrolled in the study were revaccinated with the antigen five weeks following their initial ED visit. Comparable immune res
'/>"/>

Contact: William Raillant-Clark
w.raillant-clark@umontreal.ca
514-343-7593
University of Montreal
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Inhaled steroids increase diabetes risk, say Lady Davis Institute researchers
2. IV Steroids May Be Overkill in COPD Patients
3. Fountain of youth steroids could protect against heart disease
4. Study finds post-transplant patients off steroids have fewer cardiovascular events
5. Steroids Could Harm Hearts Pumping Ability
6. Nanotechnology may lead to new treatment of liver cancer
7. Racial and ethnic minority adolescents less likely to receive treatment for major depression
8. Specialized blood plasma treatment does not improve rotator cuff healing, study finds
9. New Eye Treatment May Save Preemies Sight
10. Smoking during radiation treatments reduces chance of overall survival
11. Research presented at 2011 GU Cancers Symposium highlights advances in treatment of prostate cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/23/2014)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) November 23, 2014 ... of American Medical Aesthetics & Wellness was recently ... Asher Milgrom, Ph.D. is president and CEO of American ... Dr. Asher Milgrom received a full scholarship to ... and the Medical School at the University of Chicago, ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... 23, 2014 BambooFlooringChina.com , the world’s ... click strand woven bamboo flooring collection. Now, the business ... the company’s CEO, the promotion is valid until Dec. 20, ... with a smooth and dust-free surface, which makes it very ... the industry, the company wants to make its website the ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 23, 2014 PrettyTailor , ... with a new big promotion. Customers can buy new ... information, customers can visit its website. , As a ... and occasion dresses. It mainly provides four types of ... dresses and flower girl dresses. It also provides a ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... November 23, 2014 Today, Dylan Queen, ... new collection of wedding dresses; the business offers a ... related accessories for ladies worldwide, allowing them to create ... of the company, this new collection of chic wedding ... Moreover, they are offered at discounted rates now. Dylan ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... (PRWEB) November 22, 2014 Nocturia ... as the complaint that the individual has to ... voiding. The report “Nocturia – Pipeline Review, H2 ... for Nocturia, complete with comparative analysis at various ... action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Asher Milgrom Is the Founding Doctor of AMA Skincare and Is Featured in the International Business Times 2Health News:Asher Milgrom Is the Founding Doctor of AMA Skincare and Is Featured in the International Business Times 3Health News:Asher Milgrom Is the Founding Doctor of AMA Skincare and Is Featured in the International Business Times 4Health News:Click Strand Woven Bamboo Flooring From Famous Bamboo Flooring Company BambooFlooringChina.com 2Health News:Customers Are Welcome to Shop at PrettyTailor.com 2Health News:Dylan Queen Introduces Its New Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Nocturia Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review by Drugs and Companies H2 2014 Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Nocturia Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review by Drugs and Companies H2 2014 Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Nocturia Therapeutic Pipeline Market Review by Drugs and Companies H2 2014 Report at RnRMarketResearch.com 4
... Today,s McCain Myth: John McCain would stand up ... The following release,was issued today by the Democratic ... John McCain says he will stand up ... the heart of American innovation, growth and,prosperity." But ...
... all pregnant women experience morning sickness - ... MorningSicknessHelp.com, "I was really sick in the beginning, and I thought, ,What the h--- have ... done?, - Marcia Cross, Morning ... 10 Oh Mama!, creator of the first,nutrition bar with DHA and engineered to meet ...
... Meaningful Measurement of Performance, ... from HealthLeaders-InterStudy, NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 10 ... reports the New York,Health Plan Association, in cooperation ... a statewide pay-for-performance (P4P),program for primary care physicians. ...
... to be led by SAP veteran, WAYNE, Pa., ... ICW Labs, a Silicon Valley based R&D organization,focused on ... its eHealth,solutions. ICW Labs will be headed by Thomas ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071126/NEM090LOGO ), The new ICW Lab is ...
... neuroscientists at UQ have discovered a new way to reduce ... disease. , Memory loss in people with Alzheimer,s disease ... a build-up of the neuro-toxin Amyloid beta the major ... and corresponding degeneration of a specific population of nerve cells ...
... helps them use online programs as well as drugs ... -- Insomnia among U.S. combat veterans returning from Iraq ... chronic insomnia, according to University of Pittsburgh researchers. , ... 14 insomnia patients and 14 good sleepers, and found ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Democratic National Committee McCain Myth Buster: John McCain and America's Small Businesses 2Health News:Democratic National Committee McCain Myth Buster: John McCain and America's Small Businesses 3Health News:Oh Mama! Heads Back to the Lab to Create the First Ever Ginger-Ale for Moms-To-Be 2Health News:Statewide Pay-For-Performance Program in Store for New York Physicians 2Health News:InterComponentWare Establishes ICW Labs 2Health News:QBI neuroscientists make Alzheimer's disease advance 2Health News:Combat Vets Display Severe Sleep Disorders 2
(Date:11/22/2014)... , 21 de noviembre de 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... ensayos clínicos externalizados y tecnologías eClinical, ha indicado ... de ,seguimiento inteligente, para el seguimiento basado en ... inteligente amplía el concepto del seguimiento basado en ... de las visitas de seguimiento o cambio de ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014  Particle Sciences, Inc (PSI), ... developed and manufactured a new innovative vaginal ring ... and Development arm of Exeltis Pharmaceuticals.  According to ... Management at Particle Sciences, "This vaginal ring was ... material sciences and modeling expertise.  We are thrilled ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 21, 2014  The University of ... host the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new A. James ... The new building will cultivate transformative new engineering and ... Taking place at 10:00 a.m. on November 21 ... Paint Branch Parking Lot, adjacent to the Jeong H. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 2El 'seguimiento inteligente' consigue un excelente momento 3Particle Sciences' Clinical Trial Supplies Group Manufactures Innovative Vaginal Ring 2University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 2University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 3University of Maryland Breaks Ground for A. James Clark Hall 4
... MARLTON, N.J. , July 29 Free For All® ... Choice, Inc. today announced a plan to offer MMM/PMC members access to ... use of RxCut®Plus cards. , , ... The RxCut®Plus card works much like a traditional discount coupon that entitles ...
... , July 29 Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ), ... quarter ended June 30, 2010 financial results on Thursday, August ... a live webcast and conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time . ... Orexigen management will host the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Free For All® Inc., MMM and PMC Assist Members with Pharmacy Discount 2Free For All® Inc., MMM and PMC Assist Members with Pharmacy Discount 3Free For All® Inc., MMM and PMC Assist Members with Pharmacy Discount 4Orexigen® Therapeutics Schedules August 5, 2010 Webcast Discussion of Financial Results for the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2010 2
... Flextend lead is a ... with an extendable/retractable active-fixation ... design offers various lead ... implantation in the atrium ...
... KY is a low profile implantable ... for stimulation of either the atrium ... is supplied with a screwdriver shape ... the lead. The ring tip and ...
... profile endocardial permanent pacing leads with an ... size of only 4.8 F and a ... Physique lead is the smallest extendable/retractable bipolar ... straight and pre-formed J configurations, Physique leads ...
Used to occupy an empty hole which is not being used in an implantablepacemaker header....
Medicine Products: