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Steroid Drugs to Preterm Delivery Mothers may Cause Risk

...k. In the 1990s, the benefit of giving antenatal corticosteroids to prevent lung disease in preterm babies was esta...e frame. Many mothers received multiple courses of corticosteroids during the 1990s and early 2000s. But now two researchers warn that methodological problems in the...

Patients Taking Inhaled Steroids may Develop Pneumonia

...e (COPD) are increasingly being prescribed inhaled corticosteroids to control exacerbations of the disease , but a ne...t from 1987 to 1995. Adverse effects of inhaled corticosteroids in patients with COPD, the authors said, are particularly troublesome given the limited evidence for...

Steroids may Reduce Recurrence of Asthma

Giving patients a short course of corticosteroids after they have been discharged from hospital for ...matic review strongly supports the use of systemic corticosteroids for treatment of outpatients who leave hospital after an asthma attack, says colleague Carol Spooner...

Steroids may Reduce Chances of Asthma Relapse

Researchers have found that a short course of corticosteroids to patients after they get discharged from hospita...matic review strongly supports the use of systemic corticosteroids for treatment of outpatients who leave hospital after an asthma attack, Spooner said....

Daily Steroids Helpful for Boys Down With Muscular Dystrophy

...n Columbus. Of the group, 75 had been treated with corticosteroids for an average of eight years and the rest of the boys had never been treated or had received a brief dose of steroids. The study found boys who were treated with daily steroids walked by themselves 3.3 years longer than the untreated boys and had...

Remicade Responders Maintain Improvement

...articipants (which included subjects previously on corticosteroids and those that had not used corticosteroids) was examined, a smaller proportion of the subjects who had completed follow-up through Weeks 56 and 104 were using corticosteroids. At weeks 8, 56 and 104 of the ACT extension trials, 80 percent, 88 percen...

Bronchial Thermoplasty: Boon to Severe Asthma Patients?

...ted patients were able to wean completely off oral corticosteroids (OCS), compared to 14% of patients who did not receive the treatment. Further, a greater overall reduction in OCS dose was observed at 52 weeks in the bronchial thermoplasty treated patients compared with those that did not receive treatment at 52 we...

Asthma can Be Checked, Experts are Confident

...s of asthma attacks. The development of inhaled corticosteroids has revolutionized asthma treatment, which has mov...h anti-inflammatory medication, preferably inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators. Acute or severe asthma attacks may require hospitalization, administration of o...

Tamiflu Key to Treat Bird Flu, Avoid Steroids: WHO

...WHO warned in a statement. "Prolonged or high dose corticosteroids can result in serious adverse events." Frederick Hayden of WHO's global influenza program said some doctors, notably in Vietnam and Indonesia, had administered steroids to try to save quickly deteriorating bird flu patients. Eight of nine had died,...

Inhaled Corticosteroids may Reduce Lung Cancer Risk

Taking inhaled corticosteroids may lower the risk of lung cancer among people wit...ease (COPD), a study says//. Actually the inhaled corticosteroids are medications that are approved for use in the United States for tackling asthma symptoms. How ...

High Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

...rchers found that regular use of high dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) lowered the risk of developing lung cancer. ...a at present are certainly not definitive, inhaled corticosteroids deserve further consideration for lung cancer chemoprevention. Adequately powered, prospective, cont...

High-dose Inhaled Corticosteroid Use for COPD Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer

...rchers found that regular use of high dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) lowered the risk of developing lung cancer. ...a at present are certainly not definitive, inhaled corticosteroids deserve further consideration for lung cancer chemoprevention. Adequately powered, prospective, cont...

New Data Shows Significant Asthma Control With Symbicort

...hma who previously required treatment with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS), were presented at the annual meeting of the...hose asthma can be successfully managed by inhaled corticosteroids along with occasional use of inhaled, short-acting beta2-agonists. Additional data from these stu...

Inhaled Steroids Proved Effective for Childhood Asthma

...sthma clinical guidelines, which recommend inhaled corticosteroids as the preferred initial therapy for children with mild to moderate asthma. Source-IANS...

City Kids With Asthma Lose Out on Preventive Treatment

... symptoms two or more times a month to use inhaled corticosteroids as controller drugs to curb inflammation and prevent acute attacks. 'It's clear that kids who need preventive drugs aren't getting them,' says lead author Arlene Butz, Sc.D., R.N., asthma specialist at the Children's Center. Previous research indi...

Medication Not Available On Time To Inner-city Children

... symptoms two or more times a month to use inhaled corticosteroids as controller drugs to curb inflammation and prevent acute attacks. “It’s clear that kids who need preventive drugs aren’t getting them,” says lead author Arlene Butz, Sc.D., R.N., asthma specialist at the Children’s Center. Previous research indic...

Beta Agonists May Alter the Immune System

...er emphasize the need to include anti-inflammatory corticosteroids when treating moderate to severe asthma.” The researchers also uncovered the mechanism which by beta-agonists increased type 2 T cells. They found that the beta-agonists were unable to effectively stimulate the enzyme protein kinase A (PKA). Other ...

The Immune System May Be Altered By Certain Chemicals

...er emphasize the need to include anti-inflammatory corticosteroids when treating moderate to severe asthma." The researchers also uncovered the mechanism which by beta-agonists increased type 2 T cells. They found that the beta-agonists were unable to effectively stimulate the enzyme protein kinase A (PKA). Other ...

Drug Boosts Platelet Production, Reversing Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura

...ts have typically turned to powerful drugs such as corticosteroids or intravenous immune globulin, which work by inhibiting platelet destruction. These drug therapies can have limited success, but they also have serious side effects. For some ITP patients splenectomy (surgical removal of the spleen) is another treat...

Bronchial thermoplasty – a promising treatment for asthmatic

...-to-severe asthma. Even the best drug therapy with corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists could not control their asthma. FEV1 (forced expiration volume in 1 second) is a test generally used to measure lung function. The patients had FEV1 levels 60-80% of normal at the beginning of the study. Dr. Michel L...

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