Tag: "steroids" at medical news
Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
...agement Program" (CAMP) has indicated that inhaled steroids
are safe and effective for the long-term treatment...children with mild to moderate asthma with inhaled steroids
will result in better asthma control and improved quality of life, " he added. The only side effec...
ATG useful in transplant patients as substitute for steroids
...t antibodies appears to be as effective as routine steroids
in reducing rejection of transplanted organs witho... patients in the steroid group required additional steroids
for reversal. These findings were presented by Dr. Eason at Transplant 2001, the joint meeting of th...
A rare complication of bowel disease
... ulcerated. The first person in this study needed steroids
while the other needed an emergency tracheotomy - insertion of a tube in the throat to bypass the obstructed segment of the airway. Airway inflammation like this can even be life-threatening, say the researchers. It's a rare complication of IBD,but i...
Contraceptives decreases Libido
...rcher said: "Our data seem to show that iatrogenic steroids
- such as those contained in oral contraceptives - may affect changes in smell sensitivity. "Biologically, odours probably influence reproductive processes in humans and perhaps the notion of concealed ovulation in humans needs rethinking. "Although...
Mislabeled Body-building Steroid Supplements
...laims because they contained less of the amount of steroids
listed on the label. One product actually containe...e products may cause a person to test positive for steroids
like testosterone, the use of which is banned for such events. It is clear from this study that over...
FDA Approves Elidel Cream for Eczema
...tandard skin medications. Typically, doctors use steroids
to treat eczema, which fight against swelling and inflammation but often bring side effects. Novartis reports there were side effects in the drug trials, but they were mild when compared to those who received a placebo cream....
Laser technique assists beard problem
...ment for PFB than existing options such as topical steroids
and exfoliation, which typically only deal with the problem in the short term....
Tentative inhaled steroids is worse for lung patients
...months. After this time, they either continued the steroids
or received a placebo inhaler for the next five mo...g to be placed back on steroids. Evidently inhaled steroids
are a key tool in the long-term management of COPD....
Type of inhaler used in asthma treatment crucial
...e medication for asthma symptoms, fewer courses of steroids
and less courses of antibiotics for respiratory infections prescribed to this group....
Steroid Treatment for Wheezing Questioned
...ent 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...
Steroid-Free Liver Transplants
... steroids.// Ever since organ transplants began, steroids
have played a major role in helping recipients fen...ion therapy in which the drug basiliximab replaced steroids
in an otherwise standard treatment. The children were all followed for at least a year. Investigato...
Onset Linked To Severity of Asthma
...with severe asthma that could not be controlled by steroids
participated in the study. They were divided into two groups including those diagnosed before 12 years old and those who developed the disease later in life. The participants were evaluated for differences in allergic response, symptoms, lung functio...
Drug In Asthma inhaler Found To Counteract Benefits
...led beta-agonists. In inhalers it is combined with steroids
// to open airways and ease the gasping of patients with asthma and other lung diseases. Albuterol has two forms or isomers -- a so-called left-handed version and a right-handed one. These isomers refer to the molecular structure.The "right" version ...
Controlling Asthma during Pregnancy
...icipants who were asthmatic reported using inhaled steroids
every day. Doctors say inhaled steroids
are generally considered safer for the fetus than oral steroids, and they can effectively control th...
Controlling Allergies Before They Start
...r than the normal three to four weeks it takes for steroids
to reach maximum effect, the new drug works almost immediately....
The Use Of Steroids for Dizziness Questioned
...nosed with vestibular neuritis. A new study shows steroids
could be the key to the treatment of vestibular neuritis. // Researchers conducted a study to see if a steroid drug, antiviral agent, or a combination of the two could improve the outcome of patients with vestibular neuritis. For the study, 141 pati...
Easing Fears Among Asthmatics
...risk of bone fractures among kids who take inhaled steroids
to control their asthma.// National asthma guidelines recommend inhaled steroids
as the first line of defense for children with persistent forms of the disease. But doctors have lon...
The Link Between High-dose Steroid Use And Heart Disease Questioned
Patients who take high doses of steroids
are more than twice as likely to have cardiovascul...is. The health records of 68,781 people who used steroids
between 1993 and 1996 and 82,202 people who did not use steroids
were evaluated . The patients were ...
Effectiveness Of Infertility Treatments Questioned
...els of the cells are being offered treatments with steroids
or immune suppressant drugs to bring their natural killer cell levels under control. At present none of the existing treatments have been licensed for use in reproductive medicine, and all are associated with potentially dangerous risks for the mot...
No Steroids for Traumatic Brain Injury
...ng from traumatic brain injuries shouldn’t receive steroids
to reduce inflammation,// say researchers after co...rding to Dr.Phil Alderson who conducted the study, steroids
should no longer be routinely used in people with traumatic head injury because it is associated wit...
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