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ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids

...severity rates than patients who received standard steroid treatment. Also the acute rejection was 33% lesser...on drug alone, while 60 percent of patients in the steroid group required additional steroids for reversal. These findings were presented by Dr. Eason at Trans...

Love the sun

...eys, where it is converted into the active form, a steroid hormone that allows bones to absorb calcium and develop.Only 10 per cent of vitamin D in the body is from dietary sources - which include oily fish, eggs, butter and margarine - and this goes for babies too....

Mislabeled Body-building Steroid Supplements

...r physiques should know that many over-the-counter steroid supplements don't measure up to their label claims... getting ripped off. // Researchers evaluated 12 steroid supplements that they purchased in stores. They analyzed the products to determine whether or not al...

The superior steroids

Researchers say, that a steroid nasal spray may relieve seasonal allergy symptoms ...needed basis.. Participants who used the inhaled steroid experienced significantly fewer allergy symptoms and reported less impact on their quality of life t...

Nasal Spray Beats Antihistamine

Using a steroid nasal spray to quash allergy symptoms may work bet...ergies are advised to take their antihistamines or steroid nasal sprays daily, "most patients are probably not compliant,'' according to Dr. Robert M. Naclerio...

Treating eye pain eases migraine

...he migraine symptoms. The researchers believe that steroid injections might be considered for people with other headaches that are accompanied by eye pain. Possibilities of treating both may be successful in future....

High Altitude ‘Speeds up ageing process

... puberty in women living at high altitudes. These steroid hormones are produced by the adrenal gland occur naturally in the bloodstream and brain tissue of all healthy individuals. They are important for physical and mental wellbeing, but levels decline with age. The research team discovered the concentrat...

Associated therapy for multiple myeloma

...ents the drug thalidomide along with the synthetic steroid dexamethasone. Results show 55 percent of patients responded to the combination. Researchers also observed an improvement in associated symptoms and in disturbances in the blood. Results also show the thalidomide combination was well tolerated. Rese...

Tentative inhaled steroids is worse for lung patients

...s. During this time, 40 per cent of those in the steroid group experienced an exacerbation of their condition, compared to 50 per cent in the placebo group. In fact, 20 of the patients in the placebo group worsened to the extent of having to be placed back on steroids. Evidently inhaled steroids are a key ...

Cure for Bacterial Meningitis

...acterial meningitis. Dexamethasone is an effective steroid when given with antibiotics for these patients.// ...lacebo. Researchers report the group receiving the steroid had better outcomes and a lower risk of death. Among the patients with pneumonia, 22 percent in the ...

Asmanex Twisthaler launched by Schering-Plough for treatment of asthma

...ortfolio, which includes Nasonex, an inhaled nasal steroid for allergies, and Clarinex, the once-daily non-sedating antihistamine. The Chairman, Hans-Jorg Kummer, added that the product's proven efficacy, convenient once-daily dosing and easy-to-use device would help patients better adhere to their dosing re...

Steroid Treatment for Wheezing Questioned

...iratory symptoms between children who received the steroid and those who received the placebo. They also foun...rprisingly, study authors say more children on the steroid ended up in the hospital than those on the placebo, though the numbers were not statistically signif...

Steroid-Free Liver Transplants

...d liver transplants in the past and had been given steroid treatment. The study found children on the newer ...e year vs. 50 percent among those who had received steroid therapy following their transplant. Children on the new treatment also had a reduced need for high b...

Drug In Asthma inhaler Found To Counteract Benefits

...ht" version relaxed the airways when used with the steroid dexamethasone but the "left" version in fact increased the inflammatory signals that caused the airways to tighten, he said. Researchers say that long-term repeated usage of albuterol may result in accumulation of the (left) isomer of albuterol, whi...

Intensive Treatment Found To Help Patients With Arthritis

...al drugs to fight rheumatoid arthritis, along with steroid injections. The other group received standard care, which consisted of treatment every three months in an outpatient clinic. Patients on the more intense therapy also underwent monthly assessments of their disease to help doctors plan their treatment...

The Use Of Steroids for Dizziness Questioned

...tis. // Researchers conducted a study to see if a steroid drug, antiviral agent, or a combination of the two...chers found that 62 percent of the patients on the steroid improved compared to 39 percent in the placebo group, 36 percent in the antiviral group and 59 perce...

Biofeedback Found To Reduce Steroid Dependence In Asthmatics

...p people with asthma reduce their need for inhaled steroid medications. Researchers tested the therapy in 9...V biofeedback groups reduced the amount of inhaled steroid medication they needed to keep their asthma under control. Asthma severity also dropped from moderat...

Controlling Asthma

... of the patients had never before taken an inhaled steroid for their asthma; some were on a low-dose inhaled ...re randomly assigned to receive either the inhaled steroid fluticasone propionate or a combination of fluticasone propionate and a long-acting beta-2 agonist, ...

The Link Between High-dose Steroid Use And Heart Disease Questioned

...ed for one to five years. Researchers defined high steroid use as more than 7.5 milligrams of oral, inhaled, ...rs and patients to consider the risks of high-dose steroid use....

Acupunture relieves pain and improves function in knee Osteoarthritis

...surgery in the previous 6 months, and had not used steroid or similar injections. Participants were randomly assigned to receive one of three treatments: acupuncture, sham acupuncture, or participation in a control group that followed the Arthritis Foundation's self-help course for managing their condition...

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