Navigation Links
The Use Of Oral Steroids For Muscular Dystrophy Questioned

Treating children who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) with the oral steroid prednisone is probably a good idea say researchers // despite the side effects of the drug . Most patients with this form of muscular dystrophy die in their late teens or early 20s from respiratory failure or heart problems. Despite the beneficial effects of the drug, however, many have questioned whether its side effects, which can range from weight gain to behavioral changes, are worth the benefits seen in muscle force.

A recent study done , involved 17 children between ages 5 and 8 with the disease who were randomly assigned to receive six months of treatment with prednisone and another six months of treatment with a placebo.

Results of the study have shown that the drug helps maintain muscle function in children with DMD and it also makes it easier for them to climb and run. Prednisone positively impacted muscle force in patients with the disease, which is characterized by a progressive weakness in muscles. Compared to the placebo period, patients were better able to climb four stairs and run nine meters when they were on the active drug. Ten out of the 16 patients suffered side effects from the drug, but none of the patients dropped out of the study due to these effects, and researchers found no difference in quality of life measures among the kids during the two study periods.

Thus researchers recommend short-term prednisone treatment to preserve motor function in ambulant patients with DMD.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

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


(Date:4/24/2017)... MA (PRWEB) , ... April 24, 2017 , ... ... cardiovascular health of individuals with HIV because it is not known to have ... may have favorable effects to both lower cholesterol levels and dampen inflammation in ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Donna Parker, L. Ac. reads all sorts of ... of them to be very practical. She wanted to write a guide/workbook that would ... their health. It prompted her in writing “ A Clear Path to a Vibrant ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... “The Saint with Trin, ... Trin, and Omega Station” is the creation of published author, Chris Jackson. Chris ... where he works in the Dallas Independent School District teaching English. He is heavily ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Anaconda BioMed, a pre-clinical stage medical device ... of Acute Ischemic Stroke (AIS), today announced it has appointed Creganna Medical to ... regulatory and clinical phases. , "This is another important step for Anaconda Biomed ...
(Date:4/22/2017)... North Carolina (PRWEB) , ... April 22, 2017 , ... ... in the United States estimated to be $394.9 billion. The consequences of rapid ... (and inevitably demolishes) the limits of technology, it is every business and individual’s job ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/18/2017)... , April 18, 2017 Viverae ® , ... announce the integration of IBM ® Watson Campaign ... deliver targeted communications for a personalized experience. Through digital ... on their health in real time. The enhanced experience ... most to members, wherever they are in their journey ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... , April 18, 2017  Astute Medical, Inc., ... case series to be presented at the 2017 National ... begins today and continues through April 22. Physicians will ... , used to assess risk for acute kidney injury ... heart failure (ADHF). Elevated levels of ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... Calif. , April 18, 2017  Socionext ... of collaboration started in 2016, in which Socionext ... Brain SOINN". The companies achieved initial results in ... solution by Artificial Brain SOINN. The results will ... Big Sight, April 19-21, at booths 4505 & ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: