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Study examines characteristics of female high school students who report steroid use

...ng to change their weight. However, those who used steroids were more likely to turn to extreme weight-loss te...ues, including vomiting and laxative use. Anabolic steroids are body-shaping agents and cause a loss in body fat and an increase in lean tissue; therefore, thei...

Female teen steroid use not limited to athletes

...rted trying to change their weight. Girls who used steroids were more likely try extreme weight-loss techniques, such as vomiting and laxative use. Adolescent girls reporting anabolic steroid use had significantly more other health-harming behaviors, Elliot explained, They were much more likely to use othe...

World first medical treatment announced by researchers

...is normally combated by the use of continuous oral steroids (which can have major side effects). In a child local to Leicester, we were able to show, for the first time, that there was high levels of oxidative stress in the lungs. In addition, we treated the increased oxidative stress by using of an antioxi...

Panel offers guidelines on skin reactions to new class of cancer drugs

...fection. Treatment is targeted to severity: mild steroids and/or antibiotics for mild reactions, stronger medications for moderate reactions. If the rash becomes severe, the guidelines call for reduction in the EGFRI dose, along with other medications. Treatment should be interrupted only if the reaction s...

NHLBI Asthma Clinical Research Networks and ALA ACRC Network to present at ATS 2007

...TS 2007, SAN FRANCISCOResearchers studying inhaled steroids and children with asthma, as well as asthma and ob...mation about the predictors of response to inhaled steroids and long-term changes in the physiology of the lung. Wayne Morgan, M.D., of the University of Ariz...

More pounds equals worse asthma?

...se more rescue inhaler medications and use inhaled steroids to control asthma. Obese patients were 66% more likely to report having asthma symptoms all of the time, were 47% less likely to be in asthma remission, and 52% more likely to have severe persistent asthma than non-overweight people with asthma. Ob...

Inhaled steroids may not be enough for some children with asthma

...a have suggested that even rigorous use of inhaled steroids doesnt lead to well controlled asthma in all adult...eroids. Of the 914 children in the study, inhaled steroids were recommended for 435 who had persistent asthma, meaning they had symptoms on a regular basis. Am...

ACE inhibitors help preserve kidney function in IgA nephropathy

... function. However, there are concerns about using steroids at high doses or for prolonged periods, particularly in children and young subjects. The patients in the study all had relatively mild disease, with normal or near-normal kidney function and only mildly elevated levels of protein in the urine. "Our t...

Asthma study shows patients have more options to control disease

...is well-controlled with twice-daily use of inhaled steroids may be able to reduce inhaler use to once a day o... inhaler. In addition, while the risks of low-dose steroids are low, some patients may perceive a risk and be more willing to take the drugs if they are only re...

Tip sheet for Annals of Internal Medicine -- May 1, 2007, issue

...es. In one study, 44 patients being treated with steroids for newly diagnosed GCA were assigned to receive e...event relapse of symptoms or reduce the amount off steroids needed to reduce the symptoms. In another study, 51 patients being treated with corticosteroids fo...

Hay fever can send work productivity down the drain

...n also prescribe heavy-duty allergy drugs, such as steroids that help block the body's natural reaction to allergens, she continued. Participants who self-managed their allergies relied on over-the-counter products to control their milder symptoms. A lack of sleep and a decrease in quality of life had the g...

National Inventors Hall of Fame announces 2007 inductees

... (1920-2004) Prednisone Nobile's discovery of the steroids prednisone and prednisolone was a significant advance in medicine. The highly effective anti-inflammatory drugs have become indispensable in treating autoimmune diseases. Otto Wichterle (1913-1998) Soft contact lens Wichterle's soft contact len...

Risk factors for diabetes following liver transplant

...ransplantation, however almost all of them were on steroids and developed the disease within 3 months of transplant. A previous study showed that 24 of 88 patients were found to have diabetes mellitus at the end of the first year post-transplant, but by the end of the second year only 8 of them had the condit...

New allergy vaccine provides long-lasting hay fever relief after just 6 weeks of shots

...edicines targeting allergy symptoms, such as nasal steroids and antihistamines, and providing a safer, faster replacement for immunotherapy regimens, which are costly and take years to work, the researchers say. The Hopkins study, conducted during two fall ragweed ("hay fever" ) seasons in Baltimore, Md., ...

Brief, high-dose steroid treatment offers extended relief to giant cell arteritis patients

...ce, they observed the effect of different doses of steroids on the inflammation. "We learned that the doses o...brief period of pulsing with high-dose intravenous steroids soon after diagnosis could reduce the long-term need for prednisone and improve patient recovery. ...

Elevated testosterone kills nerve cells

...of testosterone, such as that caused by the use of steroids to increase muscle mass or for replacement therapy, can lead to a catastrophic loss of brain cells. Taking large doses of androgens, or steroids, is known to cause hyperexcitability, a highly aggressive nature, and suicidal tendencies. These behavi...

Bacteria get off easy in sinus infections

...ndard therapy using antibiotics, decongestants and steroids had failed to stop their symptoms and keep their infections from coming back. Indeed, 20 participants in the study had developed nasal polyps, which have no known cause and are especially hard to treat, researchers say. They note that polyps must ...

Pre-clinical study suggests how steroid can reverse post-traumatic stress

...ience . While other researchers have tested such steroids clinically with some success for patients with disorders of emotional memories such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias, those studies did not control for a number of variables and were not designed to address the mechanism of the dr...

Inhaled corticosteroids reduce death in patients with COPD

...rdiovascular-related death alone in patients using steroids paired with beta-agonists was reduced by 38 percen...ion rate of 53 percent. When patients who received steroids in the year prior were removed from the analysis, mortality was reduced by 34 percent. Researchers a...

Stubborn ulcerative colitis responds to arthritis drug, review finds

...ials on a topic. "Infliximab is another option if steroids fail," said Peter Higgins, M.D., an assistant prof...ve colitis. All the patients failed treatment with steroids and/or other drugs that suppress the immune system. Three intravenous infusions of infliximab (at ...

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