Tag: "steroids" at medical news
Asthma drug fluticasone works as well as other drugs at half the dose
...ntrol their asthma, it can reduce the dose of oral steroids
they need and improve their asthma at the same time," Adams explains. Patients taking fluticasone were less likely than those taking a placebo to abandon the treatment because their asthma was getting worse instead of better, an advantage that is "cl...
Other highlights in the May 18 JNCI
...terone had an increased risk of breast cancer. Sex steroids
have been implicated in the development of breast ... between premenopausal blood concentrations of sex steroids
and subsequent breast cancer risk, Dr. Rudolf Kaaks, of the International Agency for Research on Can...
Discovery of key inflammation mechanism in COPD could lead to new treatments
...explain why COPD is not responsive to steroids, as steroids
require HDAC in order to switch off the inflammation. Previous research by Professor Barnes has shown that low doses of theophylline, a substance occurring in tea leaves which helps relax the bronchial tubes, could help restore HDAC activity, and po...
High levels of immunosuppressant may lead to tumor recurrence
...e of cyclosporine with other immunosuppressants or steroids
did not affect tumor recurrence. "We provide here further evidence on the key role of immunosuppression in tumor recurrence after liver transplantation; in particular, we recommend that in those patients transplanted for hepatocellular carcinoma who ...
Study challenges current treatment for mild asthma
...gain adequate relief by inhaling anti-inflammatory steroids
only during periods of bad symptoms, rather than d...on people with mild persistent asthma took inhaled steroids
only when symptoms flared, the annual medication costs would be about $2 billion lower -- or up to $...
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