Tag: "corticosteroid" at medical news
Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children
...ntervention with once-daily budesonide, an inhaled corticosteroid
delivered by dry powder inhaler to children with mild persistent asthma, significantly reduced the long-term risk and frequency of severe asthma-related events as well as the need for other inhaled medication. The findings, presented today at the 6...
Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma
...t children who were prescribed a nebulized inhaled corticosteroid
(ICS) as first-line treatment for asthma, experien...stent. It is the first and only inhaled nebulized corticosteroid
approved for children with asthma 12 months to 4 years of age. Pulmicort Respules is a preventive t...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2005 (second issue)
... It also significantly reduced the overall rate of corticosteroid
use by almost 32 percent and the rate of inhaled corticosteroid
use by almost 40 percent. However, although the use of montelukast reduced exacerbations in intermi...
Treatment for brain tumor does not always follow recommendations
...venous thromboembolism, antidepressant medication, corticosteroid
dosing, and use of surgical adjuncts. Variations in patterns of care were associated with differences in survival; establishing further practice guidelines may help reduce this variability. One of the major benefits of the GO Project is that it provi...
New research could help physicians tailor asthma therapy in children
...dren reached the goal when taking only the inhaled corticosteroid
5% of the children reached the goal when taking only the leukotriene receptor antagonist 55% of the children reached the goal when taking neither medication Researchers noted that children whose asthma improved with inhaled corticosteroids had low...
Research guides medication choices for young Asthma patients
...a patients, 6 to 17 years of age, took the inhaled corticosteroid
fluticasone (Flovent) and the leukotriene receptor antagonist montelukast (Singulair) separately for eight weeks each. The primary measure of response to medication was the amount of air a person can exhale in one second, known as FEV1. Improvement ...
Calcium and vitamin D most effective for treatment of Crohn's-related bone loss
... studied in patients who were not menopausal or on corticosteroid
therapy. "Calcium and vitamin D therapy alone provide benefit to Crohn's patients who suffer from osteoporosis and osteopenia," said Richard Fedorak, MD, study author. "We encourage physicians to look for loss of bone density in high risk patients...
Steroids increase death risk from traumatic head injury
...hrane Library draws heavily from a recent study of corticosteroid
treatment for brain injury, including coma and concussion, that included 10,008 patients, more than all similar studies combined. The large study found that patients treated with corticosteroids were 18 percent more likely to die from their brain in...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January 2005 (second issue)
...IEF FOR PATIENTS A successful trial of an inhaled corticosteroid
(ICS) combined with a long-acting beta2-agonist (b...ta2-agonist, as needed; and budesonide, an inhaled corticosteroid
twice a day, plus terbutaline, as needed. The investigators said that their study was the first to ...
New treatment guidelines for pregnant women with asthma
...es recommend either increasing the dose of inhaled corticosteroid
or adding another medication -- a long-acting beta agonist. The expert panel concluded that data are insufficient to indicate a preference of one option over the other. Oral corticosteroids may be required for the treatment of severe asthma. The g...
New guideline: Corticosteroids recommended for duchenne muscular dystrophy
...ntial benefits and risks. Possible side effects of corticosteroid
therapy should be closely monitored by a physician. Side effects can include weight gain, cushingoid appearance (a rounded face), cataracts, short stature, acne, excessive hair growth, gastrointestinal symptoms, and behavioral changes. A nutrition pl...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2004 (second issue)
...adherence to therapy (more than 9 puffs of inhaled corticosteroid
per day over 3 years) was seen in almost 47 percent of the patients. The authors said that there was little or no decline in bone mass density until after the first year of the study, but reductions did occur during the second and third years of the...
Landmark survey reveals asthma in children remains significantly out of control in the United States
...tment guidelines recommend daily use of an inhaled corticosteroid
as the preferred therapy for people with persistent asthma. Facilitating Parent/Child Discussions: Helpful Resource Available To help encourage the dialogue between parents and their child about asthma symptoms, Asthma Action America is offerin...
Higher incidence of rejection following early steroid withdrawal
...Indeed, while there are many arguments in favor of corticosteroid
withdrawal beyond 3 months posttransplantation, in terms of safety and efficacy, our study demonstrates that earlier withdrawal at day 14 is not completely safe in terms of rejection, but seems efficient in terms of improvement of glucose tolerabilit...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2004 (second issue)
..., control was achieved more rapidly and at a lower corticosteroid
dose with salmeterol/fluticasone versus fluticasone alone. According to the authors, total control, by definition, was achieved if the patients, during 8 consecutive assessment weeks, recorded 7 totally controlled weeks with no exacerbations, emerge...
Widely used treatment for head injuries found to be harmful
...death associated with these drugs... The effect of corticosteroid
treatment on disability 6 months after head injury will be reported as soon as these data are available. Many other treatments of uncertain effectiveness for head injury are in widespread use, and further large-scale randomised trials are needed. The...
Intranasal corticosteroid receives FDA pregnancy Category B rating for allergic rhinitis
...pproved revised labeling for its anti-inflammatory corticosteroid
nasal spray RHINOCORT AQUA (budesonide). The new .... RHINOCORT AQUA is the first and only intranasal corticosteroid
product for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in the United States to receive a Category B rating. ...
May/June 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...l treatments. There is strong evidence that local corticosteroid
injections, and to a lesser extent oral corticosteroids, give short-term relief for patients. There is weaker but still useful evidence for other treatments, including splinting, laser-acupuncture, yoga and therapeutic ultrasound. Click here to vi...
Elan and Biogen Idec announce results from Phase III maintenance trial of Antegren
...alizumab-treated patients who were also on chronic corticosteroid
therapy were able to withdraw from corticosteroids...ven in most cases when patients are withdrawn from corticosteroid
therapy. Importantly, natalizumab appears to be well tolerated in this trial. "Natalizumab, with it...
Asthma symptoms reduced among children whose schools provided asthma medication
...chool-based care group (n=89), one dose of inhaled corticosteroid
from an inhaler was given by the school nurse each day the child was in school. For days the child was home, the parents were provided with a second, identical inhaler for daily doses. Primary care practitioners and parents of children in the usual...
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