Tag: "glucocorticoids" at medical news
National Jewish Pediatric Asthma Specialist Urges Monitoring Growth When Using Nebulized Glucocorticoids As An Asthma Treatment In Children
...at is breathed through a mask, for the delivery of glucocorticoids
inchildren. Glucocorticoids, or corticosteroids, reduce inflammation in the lungs. National Jewish Medical and Research Center is ranked as the best hospital inthe United States for pulmonary disease treatment by U.S. News & World Report,1998....
Intravenous Immunoglobulin Reduces Steroid Insensitivity, Hospitalizations Of
People With Severe Asthma, According To National Jewish Research
...tion with glucocorticoids, patients could use less glucocorticoids
moreefficiently. Long-term use of glucocorticoids
can stunt growth in children or causeosteoporosis, while IVIG has few side effects. "Compared to st...
High stress hormone levels impair memory
...s. It belongs to a familyof stress hormones called glucocorticoids
that, among other actions, caninterfere with energy supply to certain brain cells involved in memory.Newcomer's previous work showed that treatments with a synthetic glucocorticoidcalled dexamethasone impaired memory. But this is the first study to d...
Study shows Actonel reduces vertebral fracture risk 70 percent in patients on chronic steroid therapy
... Populations Patients on long-term or chronic oral glucocorticoids
such as prednisone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone, betamethasone, dexamethasone and triamcinolone (>7.5 mg prednisone or equivalent) for chronic diseases (including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lupus, irritable bowel d...
Electroacupuncture trial is NCCAM's first intramural study
... help patients avoid the potential side effects of glucocorticoids
and stress. "Our first intramural clinical trial addresses a significant problem for many cancer patients," said Stephen E. Straus, M.D., NCCAM Director. "If electroacupuncture does reduce delayed nausea following chemotherapy, oncologists will have ...
Glucocorticoid use increases risk of spinal fractures
...ans, La., October 25, 2002 Daily dosing with oral glucocorticoids
(corticosteroids) for chronic diseases was found t... glucocorticoid. Physicians frequently prescribe glucocorticoids
to treat a variety of allergic and inflammatory diseases. Long-term (=3 months) use for chronic dis...
Research suggests how steroids cause diabetes and hypertension; liver plays critical role
St. Louis, July 17, 2003 -- Steroids called glucocorticoids
are critical for treating diseases such as asthma,... a group that normally produces significantly more glucocorticoids
than people of average weight. "Glucocorticoids are very effective for treating many diseases," say...
Cedars-Sinai researchers detail events that enable brain tumors to weaken immune system
...issue in patients who have brain tumors. Synthetic glucocorticoids
administered to reduce intracranial pressure are highly effective for this purpose but their impact on the thymus and T cells may be further inhibiting an already embattled immune system. Although CD8(+) cells are produced elsewhere in the body, thos...
Comfort-food cravings may be body's attempt to put brake on chronic stress
...aling from the hypothalamus to the adrenal glands glucocorticoids
prompt rats to engage in pleasure-seeking behavior...der the model that the research team has proposed, glucocorticoids
would both prompt vigilance to threats and send a signal to the brain of a chronically stressed anim...
A spoon full of sugar helps inflammation go down
... inhibited CHS responses with higher efficacy than glucocorticoids
or calcineurin inhibitors currently available for the treatment of allergic skin reactions such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. The authors indicate that while a novel drug may still be some way off in terms of an available treatment, inhibition ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2003 (first issue)
...ere is reduced female fetal growth when no inhaled glucocorticoids
are used. Female birth weight and head circumfere...cal growth restriction. They said that the use of glucocorticoids
to control asthma inflammation by women with mild asthma was associated with female birth weight per...
Widely used anti-nausea drug may interfere with cancer chemotherapy
...iscovered that a group of steroid hormones know as glucocorticoids
could inhibit death in certain cell types, including breast epithelial cells. This made them begin to question the wisdom of treating breast cancer patients with dexamethasone (known as Dex), an artificial glucocorticoid. A careful search of the l...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, Nov. 16, 2004
...Heart Disease Patients who received high doses of glucocorticoids
(steroids) were more than 2.5 times as likely as patients who did not use these drugs to have cardiovascular complications, a new study found (Article, p. 764). High steroid use was defined as more than 7.5 milligrams of oral, inhaled, topical, recta...
Clinical trial of Etanercept for Wegener's disease shows no benefit
... many patients repeatedly with medications such as glucocorticoids
(prednisone), cyclophosphamide, and methotrexate leads to mounting morbidity from treatments. At the same time, each disease flare has the potential to cause irreversible damage. Wegener's granulomatosis frequently leads to kidney failure, hearing ...
African-Americans may need more medication to control asthma
...thmatic African-Americans required higher doses of glucocorticoids
to suppress lymphocytes, which play an important r...er medications." Researchers stress that although glucocorticoids
are taken for many other conditions, including rheumatologic and gastrointestinal problems, it is pr...