Navigation Links
Steroid Treatment for Wheezing Questioned

Episodic attacks of wheeze triggered by viral cold are common in preschoolers. These attacks are different from allergic asthma since the frequency disappears by school age. //The current recommendation is that parents administer oral steroids at the first sign of an attack. But whether or not the steroids are effective is controversial.

The research shows a course of steroids was no more effective than placebo in reducing respiratory symptoms or the need for hospital admission.

Researchers in England compared the outcomes of children on steroids to those on a placebo. More than 200 children with a history of wheezing were part of the study. The children were randomly assigned to a five-day course of oral prednisolone or placebo to be given at the start of a wheeze attack. Parents then recorded their children's respiratory symptoms and noted if their child was taken to the hospital.

Researchers found no difference in daytime or nighttime respiratory symptoms between children who received the steroid and those who received the placebo. They also found no difference in the symptoms or rate of hospital admission between children with high or low levels of wheezing. Surprisingly, study authors say more children on the steroid ended up in the hospital than those on the placebo, though the numbers were not statistically significant.

Study authors conclude the findings of this study suggest the use of oral steroids may need to be re-evaluated for preschool children with a viral wheeze.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
2. Mislabeled Body-building Steroid Supplements
3. Steroid-Free Liver Transplants
4. The Use Of Steroids for Dizziness Questioned
5. Biofeedback Found To Reduce Steroid Dependence In Asthmatics
6. Steroid Treatment after head injury may be fatal
7. The Link Between High-dose Steroid Use And Heart Disease Questioned
8. The Use Of Oral Steroids For Muscular Dystrophy Questioned
9. No Steroids for Traumatic Brain Injury
10. Steroids Effective For Treating Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
11. FDA to bring about changes in Marketed Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & ... and special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to ... with elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) ... a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed ... and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints ... for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story ... the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation ... has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent ... sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million ... by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... 2017  In response to the nationwide opioid ... Surgeons (AAOMS) released prescribing recommendations that urge ibuprofen ... as a first-line therapy to manage a patient,s ... Recognizing the value and importance of ... Prescribing: Acute and Postoperative Pain Management" stresses that ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017 ... single-use, self-contained, illuminating medical devices, today announced regulatory ... Health Surveillance Agency (or Agência Nacional de Vigilância ... first single-use, cordless surgical retractor with integrated LED ... optimal access, illumination and exposure of a tissue ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the ... by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC ... brand, which included the unveiling of new signage at ... as well as at a few other company-owned facilities ... brand to patients, some of whom will begin to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: