HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Stopping inhaled corticosteroid use causes no problems in cystic fibrosis patient users

inhaled steroids in cystic fibrosis.'"

The authors noted that 52 percent of the patients were on high-dose inhaled corticosteroids (1,000 micrograms or more per day). At those levels, the drug can lead to significant symptoms related to adrenal suppression and insufficiency. Also, among pediatric patients, slowing of linear growth has been a problem for individuals taking the drug for a year or more.

Over a 6-month period, the researchers studied 84 CF patients (median age 14.6 years) who were using an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone) and 87 CF patients (median age 15.8 years) who were not.

"Replacing the inhaled corticosteroids with a placebo was found to be safe as there was no significant increase in lung-related adverse effects leading to withdrawal from the study, nor an increased need for oral corticosteroids," said Dr. Balfour-Lynn.

The researchers stressed that they were not advocating stopping inhaled corticosteroid use in all CF patients, but urging clinicians to assess the need in each individual.

"If there is objective evidence that a patients benefited when inhaled corticosteroids were first started, then it is likely they should be continued on the drug," said Dr. Balfour-Lynn.


'"/>

Contact: Suzy Martin
smartin@thoracic.org
212-315-8631
American Thoracic Society
15-Jun-2006


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Stopping medication too soon after receiving a drug-eluting stent raises risk of death
2. Stopping antidepressants during pregnancy may lead to symptom recurrence
3. Patient choice stops at inhaled insulin
4. Study shows inhaled medicine improves survival for lung transplant patients
5. Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?
6. More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
7. Bronchial thermoplasty may allow severe asthma patients to wean off oral corticosteroids
8. Short-term topical corticosteroid use may offer relief for patients with acute form of psoriasis
9. Inhaled corticosteroids reduce death in patients with COPD
10. Repeat corticosteroids for pregnant women at risk of preterm delivery could be beneficial
11. Inhaled corticosteroids are better than sodium cromoglycate in asthma control

Post Your Comments:
(Date:5/23/2015)... On Saturday, May 23, 2015, over 100 volunteers are ... City exactly five years to the day after the disastrous ... large fire tore through the Branches United Methodist Church and ... middle of the night as neighbors, staff and Branches' children ... though it is suspected that the fire began accidentally. Branches ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2015 On ... that, “the company has been the target of ... a part of the company’s ongoing Information Technology (IT) ... health insurers.” , The most notable attack on ... when Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... Javon Bea Mercy Health System CEO ... Rehabilitation Center, 557 N. Washington St., Janesville, will host ... 5:30-6:30 pm. , The 8-week clinic is lead by ... BSN, who will offer training that encompasses a warm-up, ... and show selection and weekly training plans. , The ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 Pioneer Millworks, ... at the forefront of designing with reclaimed wood, introducing ... in Los Angeles, California. Their newest offerings, Vat 35, ... much-anticipated surface and color to America's largest design event. ... exhibit at each show, anxious to see and feel ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Hundreds of federal ... of individuals who allegedly experienced serious internal bleeding ... to move forward in the U.S. District Court, ... Order dated May 4, 2015, the Court has ... electronically stored information. Among other things, the Order ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Five Years After Fire, Branches Rebuilds Playground 2Health News:One Headline Making Cyber Attack Sparks Discovery of Another 2Health News:One Headline Making Cyber Attack Sparks Discovery of Another 3Health News:One Headline Making Cyber Attack Sparks Discovery of Another 4Health News:Pioneer Millworks to Reveal New Design Trends with Reclaimed Wood at Dwell on Design in LA 2Health News:Pioneer Millworks to Reveal New Design Trends with Reclaimed Wood at Dwell on Design in LA 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Establishes Procedures Governing Preservation of Documents, Electronically Stored Information 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Establishes Procedures Governing Preservation of Documents, Electronically Stored Information 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal Xarelto Lawsuits Establishes Procedures Governing Preservation of Documents, Electronically Stored Information 4
(Date:5/22/2015)... NEW YORK and KING OF PRUSSIA, ... Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) has awarded CSL Behring ... longstanding and unwavering commitment to advancing science and improving the ... by Paul Perreault , CEO and Managing Director, CSL ... New York City on May 21. ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... -- Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/28m7nx/guide_to_prepare ) has announced ... Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical device registration and ... to their offering. The Chinese medical ... the most growth potentiality, which is attracting more ... to penetrate such market. It is estimated that ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 2015  In a sweeping analysis assessing the current ... Exchange researchers conclude that there remains considerable room ... all age groups, but especially for adolescents and young ... diabetes treatment, underscoring the need to address barriers to ... help type 1 patients achieve optimal metabolic control. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 2National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 3National Hemophilia Foundation Honors CSL Behring with Corporate Leadership Award 4China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 2China Guide to Prepare Application Dossiers for Oversea Medical Device Registration and Recordation 3Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 2Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 3Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 4Study Reveals Poor Disease Control Among Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes 5
Cached News: