Navigation Links
Steroids may Reduce Recurrence of Asthma

Giving patients a short course of corticosteroids after they have been discharged from hospital for an asthma attack reduces the chances of a relapse, a Cochrane Systematic Review has found. Giving the steroids also reduces their use of inhalers. The benefit lasts for about three weeks.

This updated finding was drawn after reviewing data in six trials that together involved 374 people.

Between 12% and 16% of people who are discharged from hospital after having an asthma attack have a relapse within two weeks. There is considerable debate about the best way of treating people who have asthma attacks, including the dose, method of delivery and timing of delivery of corticosteroids.

Our research found clear evidence that people who arrived at a hospital with acute asthma and were well enough to be discharged benefited from the addition of corticosteroid therapy, says lead author Professor Brian Rowe, who works at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.

Our systematic review strongly supports the use of systemic corticosteroids for treatment of outpatients who leave hospital after an asthma attack, says colleague Carol Spooner.

The review, however, was not able to identify enough data to show whether there was any difference between oral or intramuscular routes of administration. This topic is the subject of a future Cochrane Systematic Review.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
2. The Use Of Steroids for Dizziness Questioned
3. The Use Of Oral Steroids For Muscular Dystrophy Questioned
4. No Steroids for Traumatic Brain Injury
5. Steroids Effective For Treating Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
6. The Use Of Steroids After Liver Transplants Questioned
7. New Study Will The Look Into The Effects Of Synthetic Steroids
8. Abuse Of Anabolic Steroids Causes Acne In Bodybuilders
9. Aggressive Teenage Behaviour: Blame It On The Anabolic Steroids
10. Steroids administered to expectant mothers, a boon for preemie babies
11. Anabolic Steroids for Today’s Young Me
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Steroids may Reduce Recurrence Asthma

(Date:4/17/2014)... Biology and Medicine a multidisciplinary research team ... in the Institute of Genomic Biology (IGB) on ... describe their recent work on subcellular redox homeostasis. ... functions including energy metabolism, signaling, and transcriptional processes. ... cellular behavior, redox status has been recognized as ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... a review published in the April issue of ... Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time to ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide ... occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to fight ... Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health without ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NY, April 17, 2014U.S. military personnel who served ... impact" concussive traumatic brain injury (TBI) were compared ... for other medical reasons. Differences in measures of ... 6-12 months after injury are reported in an ... peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... YORK, NY (April 16, 2014) The cause of ... a new study proposes that neurons may be mistaken ... immune system, similar to the way autoimmune diseases like ... the body,s cells. The study was published April 16, ... a new, and likely controversial, idea in Parkinson,s disease; ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that the ... experimental model. The findings, reported in the ... may lead to more effective treatments for alcoholism. ... the leading causes of illness and death in ... by limiting the productivity of workers and necessitating ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Live cell imaging reveals distinct alterations of subcellular glutathione potentials 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Long-term effects of battle-related 'blast plus impact' concussive TBI in US military 2Health News:Is Parkinson's an autoimmune disease? 2Health News:BUSM researchers find anti-seizure drug may reduce alcohol consumption 2
... more than 10% of preschoolers in the U.S. are ... toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of ... in Childhood Obesity , a peer-reviewed journal from ... free online ahead of print on the Childhood ...
... Deutsches rzteblatt International is focusing on medical ... of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, and his coauthors ... future professional lives as doctors (Dtsch Arztebl Int ... Esther Ziemann and Jrg-Wilhelm Oestmann, who studied doctors, ...
... limits sexual activity is common among older patients with ... "We compared measures of well-being, depression and sexual function ... both of which are associated with dypnea during exertion," ... Hospital in Denmark. "A significantly higher percentage of COPD ...
... of heart disease already have heart damage, according to new ... Failure Congress 2012 , 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia. The ... Association of the European Society of Cardiology., Obesity ... has shown that obese adults have structural and functional changes ...
... AND BOSTON (May 20, 2012) -- A collaborative expedition into ... subtype of the disease, one that appears to account for ... Weill Cornell Medical College, the Broad Institute of MIT and ... published online May 20 by the journal Nature Genetics ...
... (HealthDay News) -- ,Exposure to air pollution while in ... with asthma, a new study finds. Researchers conducted ... of 6 and 15 in Fresno, Calif., and used ... mothers, exposure to air pollution during pregnancy. The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A systems approach to preventing obesity in early life 2Health News:University studies and career expectations of medical students 2Health News:Troublesome dyspnea during sexual activity is common in COPD patients 2Health News:Obese adolescents have heart damage 2Health News:Scientists discover distinct molecular subtype of prostate cancer 2Health News:Scientists discover distinct molecular subtype of prostate cancer 3Health News:Scientists discover distinct molecular subtype of prostate cancer 4
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014   NuAire , a manufacturer of ergonomically ... with Hitachi Koki of Japan ... North America . NuAire will utilize its network of ... Canada to offer assistance in application use, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Oligomerix, Inc. , a privately held company pioneering the ... and related neurodegenerative disorders, announced today the relocation of ... as of January 15, 2014 and expanded lease ... College. Oligomerix, which is focused on the ...
(Date:1/14/2014)...   Evidera , a leading provider of evidence-based solutions ... Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), U.S. Food and Drug ... for a patient-reported outcome (PRO) measure in drug development: ... [EXACT] for Measurement of Symptoms of Acute Bacterial Exacerbation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NuAire announces sales and service of Hitachi Koki centrifuges in North America 2Oligomerix Relocates Corporate Headquarters and Secures Additional Laboratory Space from New York Medical College 2Evidera Announces Release of FDA Draft Guidance on Use of the "EXACT" to Measure Symptoms of COPD Exacerbations 2Evidera Announces Release of FDA Draft Guidance on Use of the "EXACT" to Measure Symptoms of COPD Exacerbations 3Evidera Announces Release of FDA Draft Guidance on Use of the "EXACT" to Measure Symptoms of COPD Exacerbations 4
FlexiSlip™ Plastic coated malleable metal core. Single use, Sterile, Latex Free. Soft distal tip flexes to reduce risk of trauma to patient. Malleable metal core is easy to shape. Low friction ...
Surgical Stainless Steel Child Stylette....
Surgical Stainless Steel Adult 16.5....
Ultra-Slip™ endotracheal tube guide for single-patient use only., ,Caution: Not MRI Compatible....
Medicine Products: