Tag: "steroid" at medical news
Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use
... girls using steroids. Previous analyses of female steroid
use have focused on older women and found an assoc...ersity, Portland, and colleagues assessed anabolic steroid
use among teen girls using a nationally representative sample of U.S. high schools completed in 2003...
Female teen steroid use not limited to athletes
...e at Oregon Health & Science University have found steroid
use among teen girls is not limited to athletes an...onnaire asked about sports participation, anabolic steroid
and drug use, and other illegal or unhealthy behaviors. Approximately 5 percent of participants repo...
Revlimid data presented at ASCO stands to change the way physicians treat multiple myeloma
... Revlimid (lenalidomide) with reduced doses of the steroid
dexamethasone. Based upon these data, the U.S. Myeloma Forum, a committee of leading myeloma researchers including Dr. Mohamad Hussein, Clinical Director of the Malignant Hematology Division & Head of Myeloma Section at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Cen...
Nonhormonal drug reduces hot flashes in men treated for prostate cancer
...of compounds known as androgens, which are largely steroid
hormones. This class of compounds also includes th...nt develop hot flashes because their production of steroid
hormones gradually tapers off as they age, Dr. Loprinzi says. But the dramatic decrease in testoster...
World first medical treatment announced by researchers
...this treatment she has had no lung bleeds, and the steroid
dose has been significantly reduced. Dr Marcus Cooke, Senior lecturer in the Radiation and Oxidative Stress Section at the University of Leicester, added: It is a really good feeling to be involved in a project looking at oxidative stress, that can...
Second SPORT study shows surgery advantage for spinal stenosis and slipped vertebra
...on-operative treatments included physical therapy, steroid
injections, and medicines to relieve pain. Surgery involved relieving pressure on the nerves through removal of bone and soft tissue in a procedure called a decompressive laminectomy. "As a surgeon, it's very important to me that I have evidence t...
Bronchial thermoplasty may allow severe asthma patients to wean off oral corticosteroids
...ted that patients may be able to reduce their oral steroid
dose and still maintain their asthma control."...
Inhaled steroids may not be enough for some children with asthma
...r period, children who reported consistent inhaled steroid
use were 20% less likely to report having well-con... Among children who werent recommended for inhaled steroid
treatment, most reported well-controlled asthma. Among those recommended for inhaled steroid
Research highlights from Thoracic Society Conference
...hma patients, but not all. Children taking inhaled steroid
controller medications appeared protected against the inflammatory effects of air pollutants. Obesity Associated with Resistance to Asthma Medication National Jewish pulmonologists David Beuther, M.D., and Rand Sutherland, M.D., have discovered ...
Asthma study shows patients have more options to control disease
...persistent asthma is twice-daily use of an inhaled steroid
to prevent symptoms. Patients may also take additional drugs such as the inhaler albuterol, known as "rescue" therapy, to treat symptoms. A majority of people with asthma have mild disease, according to Peters. The study involved patients whose ast...
HCV patients survival after liver transplantation is not improving
...and suggests that advanced donor age together with steroid
pulse therapy and over immunosuppression can explain differences in outcomes. "The association with worse outcomes in recent years, and the controversy that seems to surround this observation, is likely due to differences in distribution of these var...
Your brain and hormones may conspire to make you fat
...ody, such as the hips. Glucocorticoids, a group of steroid
hormones that includes cortisol, activate a physiological process in the brain that matches the desire for food with physiological need. Under conditions of inadequate food or chronic stress, glucocorticoids prompt a craving for comfort foods foods ...
Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine -- May 1, 2007, issue
...ollowed a schedule to gradually reduce the dose of steroid
dose. The study, planned to last 54 weeks, was stopped at 22 weeks because it became clear that infliximab did not prevent relapse of symptoms or reduce the amount off steroids needed to reduce the symptoms. In another study, 51 patients being trea...
Steroid use fails to boost pregnancy rates in infertility treatments
...ments, according to a new review of studies. The steroid
hormones called glucocorticoids have potent effects on the bodys inflammatory and immune responses, so many fertility specialists prescribe them in hopes of making the lining of the uterus more receptive to embryo implantation. But lead review author...
The influence of the menstrual cycle on the female brain
...ward-related functions modulated by female gonadal steroid
hormones. This result, which was published online ...t the dopaminergic3 system is sensitive to gonadal steroid
hormones (estrogen, progesterone). For example, female rats self-administer cocaine (a drug that act...
Injection of 'skin filler' material appears to stimulate collagen production
...deficiencies, such as those associated with HIV or steroid
First-degree fetal heart block may be reversible
...egree fetal heart block may be reversible with the steroid
drug dexamethasone, the condition could advance within as little as one week to a third-degree block, which is irreversible even with further intervention. "Given the high recurrence rate we confirmed in this study, close monitoring and the earlie...
New angiogenesis inhibitor has promise for treating deadly brain tumor
...r patients that currently can be treated only with steroid
drugs. Appearing in the January 2007 issue of Can...l study participants to reduce or even discontinue steroid
treatment. Analysis of potential biomarkers molecular and cellular factors that can be measured i...
Risk factors for diabetes following liver transplant
...ave diabetes with longer follow up especially when steroid
is discontinued," the author states. He adds that the increased incidence of NODM in patients with HCV is noteworthy and confirms the trends seen in previous studies, although the mechanisms of how this happens remain unclear. "It is probable that NO...
Other highlights in the Dec. 6 JNCI
...sphamide. Patients with low p27kip1 expression and steroid
receptor-positive tumors had poor survival, but patients with steroid
receptor-negative tumors did not. No association was found between cyclin E expression and disease-f...
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