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Immunotherapy, steroids had positive outcomes in children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome
Treatment with antibodies purified from donated blood -- immune globulin therapy -- and steroids restored heart function in the majority of children with COVID-related multi-system inflammatory syndrome, according to new research published yesterday in Circulation, the flagship journal of the American Heart Association. (2020-05-19)
Machine that oxygenates blood may help critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to WVU study
Sometimes the lung function of COVID-19 patients deteriorates so much that even ventilators can't save them. (2020-05-18)
A review on phytochemistry, pharmacological action, ethanobotanical uses and nutritional potential
This comprehensive review presented by researchers from K.S. Rangasamy College of Arts and Science, Tiruchengode, Tamil-Nadu, India, gives readers a brief overview of phytoconstituents, nutritional values and medicinal properties of the plant. (2020-05-07)
Study helps to identify medications which are safe to use in treatment of COVID-19
A recent study has found that there is no evidence for or against the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen for patients with COVID-19. (2020-03-30)
Cumulative doses of oral steroids linked to increased blood pressure
Cumulative doses of oral steroids in patients with chronic inflammatory diseases are associated with increased hypertension (blood pressure) for those who take them regularly, found new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-03-23)
Access to forbidden rings
Chemists (UNIGE) have now devised a new technique for creating chains of molecular rings that do not use standard chemical interactions but contact with large molecular surfaces that are electron-poor and do not exist in nature. (2020-03-18)
St. Jude finds cancer drug resistance genes and possibly how to limit their effects
Drug resistance is a leading cause of cancer death in children and adults with leukemia. (2020-03-09)
Revving up immune system may help treat eczema
Studying eczema, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2020-02-26)
Diabetes drug reduces complications of long-term steroid therapy
A drug used to treat type 2 diabetes could offer a simple and cheap solution to reduce dangerous side effects of steroid treatment, new research from Queen Mary University of London suggests. (2020-02-25)
USU herpetologist reports surprising evolutionary shift in snakes
A multi-national team of scientists reports a case of a vertebrate predator switching from a vertebrate prey to an invertebrate prey for the selective advantage of obtaining the same chemical class of defensive toxins. (2020-02-24)
Fewer steroids, no plasma exchange: A change in treatment for vasculitis
The insights from the PEXIVAS Trial, a 10-year study, shows treatment for ANCA-associated vasculitis can use half the standard dosage of steroids and involve no blood plasma exchanges. (2020-02-12)
City of Hope's Triplex vaccine reduces rate of CMV complications in transplant recipients
Patients who underwent a stem cell transplant and received the Triplex vaccine to prevent a type of herpes virus -- cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- from duplicating out of control were 50% less likely to develop health complications related to the virus than patients who did not take Triplex, according to a City of Hope-led study published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. (2020-02-10)
Steroids could do more harm than good in treating coronavirus
Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. (2020-02-06)
Scientists find new ways to prevent skin scarring
A new study in Burns & Trauma, published by Oxford University Press, reveals promising new strategies to prevent skin scarring after injuries. (2020-02-04)
Sinuses bothering you? Use those nasal sprays regularly
Many chronic rhinosinusitis patients worry about overuse of antibiotics. A University of Cincinnati researcher says appropriate use of nasal saline and corticosteroid sprays can curtail their fears. (2019-12-17)
Planning for future care may be linked to longer survival in terminally ill patients
Sharing preferences for end of life care, known as advance care planning, may be linked to longer survival in terminally ill patients, suggests the first study of its kind, published online in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. (2019-12-10)
Penn uncovers dose of medication more likely to put patients with pemphigus into remission
Researchers from Penn compare a lymphoma-dose regimen of rituximab to a rheumatoid arthritis regimen for the treatment of pemphigus. (2019-11-11)
Life-threatening lung inflammation linked to vaping in 16-year-old
The fluid in e-cigarettes may cause a potentially life threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, warn doctors in the Archives of Disease in Childhood after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure linked to vaping. (2019-11-11)
Best practice treatment guidelines help doctors identify, treat vaping-associated lung injuries
As the outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with e-cigarettes, or vaping, continues to spread across the US, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City have effectively developed a best practice treatment guide to quickly identify and treat patients who develop the new and potentially fatal respiratory injury, according to a new study. (2019-11-08)
Protective mediators can help heal injured tendon cells by attacking inflammation
Tendon tears, both to the rotator cuff and Achilles heel, are common injuries, especially in aged individuals. (2019-10-10)
Are steroids used too much for patients with inflammatory bowel disease?
Steroid therapy is commonly used to treat acute attacks of the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease; however, because it does not provide long-term benefits and it carries a risk of serious side effects, it should not be used to treat inflammatory bowel disease for more than three months. (2019-10-09)
One third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids
A third of patients with severe asthma are taking harmful doses of oral steroids, according to a study of several thousand people in The Netherlands, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2019-10-01)
African American children respond differently to asthma medications
African Americans suffer asthma more often and more severely than Caucasian patients. (2019-09-27)
Researchers characterize lung inflammation associated with some cancer immnunotherapy
Immune checkpoint inhibitors uses the immune system to fight cancer. (2019-09-05)
Anabolic-androgenic steroid use associated with decreased heart function in weightlifters
Illicit performance-enhancing steroids can cause the heart to thicken and reduce its ability to function, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-01)
Oral steroids put patients with inflammatory disease at high risk of infection
Oral steroid use in patients with the inflammatory diseases polymyalgia rheumatica and/or giant cell arteritis significantly increased the risk of infection, and the risk increased with higher doses, found a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-06-24)
22% of young men, 5% of young women engage in 'disordered eating' to bulk up
Adolescents who see themselves as puny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of so-called muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors, say researchers led by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. (2019-06-20)
Snout dated: Slow-evolving elephant shark offers new insights into human physiology
Slow-evolving elephant shark reveals hormonal adaptation and offers new insights into human physiology. (2019-06-04)
Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness
A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-03)
Guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children need an update
Treatment guidelines for managing anaphylaxis in children should be reassessed, according to a new Canadian study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. (2019-05-31)
Dating app users may be more likely to control their weight in unhealthy ways
Use of dating apps may be associated with an increased risk of unhealthy weight control behaviors, including vomiting, laxative use, or diet pill use, a study in the open-access Journal of Eating Disorders suggests. (2019-05-30)
Steroids can reduce lung cancer risk in COPD patients
For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, a steroid inhaler is a daily necessity to keep their airways open and help them to breathe. (2019-05-28)
Bacterial pneumonia predicts ongoing lung problems in infants with acute respiratory FAI
Bacterial pneumonia appears to be linked to ongoing breathing problems in previously healthy infants who were hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit for acute respiratory failure. (2019-05-19)
Men ignore serious health risks of steroid abuse in pursuit of the body beautiful
Many men continue to abuse steroids despite knowing that they have serious, life-limiting and potentially lethal side effects, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019. (2019-05-18)
Discovery may help explain why women get autoimmune diseases far more often than men
New evidence points to a key role for a molecular switch called VGLL3 in autoimmune diseases, and the major gap in incidence between women and men. (2019-04-18)
Performance-enhancing drugs may increase risk of teen cocaine abuse, impair fertility
Performance-enhancing steroid use could increase the risk of cocaine use and addiction in teens, according to a new rodent study. (2019-04-08)
New insights on liver injury in men taking body building supplements
In a study reported in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 44 men with liver injury, attributed to over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements, experienced a uniform and distinctive pattern of signs and symptoms that were often prolonged, difficult to treat, and accompanied by disability and weight loss. (2019-04-03)
NUP160 genetic mutation linked to steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome
Mutations in the NUP160 gene, which encodes one protein component of the nuclear pore complex nucleoporin 160 kD, are implicated in steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome, an international team reports March 25, 2019, in JASN. (2019-03-26)
Lower costs associated with late-preterm steroid therapy, NIH-funded analysis finds
An analysis of a previous study has found more evidence to support giving the steroid betamethasone to pregnant women at risk of late-preterm delivery (between 34 and 36 weeks of gestation), according to a network funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2019-03-12)
Steroid use during cardiac bypass surgery did not reduce risk of severe kidney injury
Using steroids during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery did not reduce the risk of acute kidney injury in people at increased risk of death, according to a study conducted in 18 countries published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-03-04)
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