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2014-04-16 16:22:43

ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) today announced that the Cerilliant(®) brand within its Applied Diagnostics and Testing Business Unit introduced four new Certified Spiking Solutions® of the corticosteroids pregnenolone, 17alpha-hydroxypregnenolone, cortisone, and 11-deoxycorticosterone at concentrations of 100 ug/mL in methanol. These new solution-based Certified Reference Materials are suitable for preparation of calibrators,...

2013-02-26 10:41:14

Patients treated with cortisone should be advised to refrain from alcohol and smoking A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that cortisone — a hormone used in certain medicines — increases the risk of acute pancreatitis. The results are published in the scientific journal JAMA Internal Medicine. According to the researchers, they suggest that patients treated with cortisone in some forms should be informed of the risks and advised to refrain from alcohol and...

2013-02-18 23:03:24

Mahir Reiss, physical therapist, reacts to research that indicates that cortisone shots for tennis elbow may not be as effective as once thought. San Diego, California (PRWEB) February 18, 2013 Tennis elbow is a relatively common ailment that has, traditionally, been treated with a cortisone shot. But an article posted by NPR reveals that a new study has uncovered that placebos may be just as effective as the actual treatment–or more so. Mahir Reiss, a physical therapist, believes...

Steroid Injections Do Not Help Tennis Elbow In The Long-Term
2013-02-06 10:05:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Aside from the occasional jokes associated with “tennis elbow,” there isn´t much laughter going on with people who suffer from the condition, technically known as chronic unilateral epicondylalgia. And it surely is no pun when people who do suffer from it realize that steroid injections used to treat the condition may actually worsen it in the long run. A new Australian study has found that common cortisone...

2012-01-19 08:00:00

Manahttan´s Only Torque Release Specialist, Dr. Josh Wagner, Speaks Out on Cortisone Treatment, Announces upcoming eBook - Access: Pathways to Express Your Potential New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2012 NBA legend Kobe Bryant is doing it. So is PGA star Steve Stricker. But while cortisone shots may have become the remedy du jour to relieve some athletes' ailing bodies and extend their playing time, that doesn't mean the treatment is right for them -- or for you -- according to...

2010-12-20 18:48:59

Training and ergonomic advice are more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs and cortisone injections in treating tennis elbow, and give fewer side effects. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The thesis describes, among other topics, the selection of treatment by healthcare personnel, their experiences when treating patients with tennis elbow, and the results from a training programme for tennis elbow. Healthcare personnel in Halland,...

2008-09-18 15:00:12

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 78-year-old male who recently experienced a breaking out on my face and around my nose. Pimples came up. My physician diagnosed it as rosacea. He prescribed tetracycline and MetroGel ointment. The area cleared up. I wonder if I can stop taking the prescriptions. Perhaps you might explain what rosacea is. - O.L. ANSWER: Rosacea (rose-A-shuh) can happen to anyone, but it particularly singles out people who were or are prone to blush easily. The tip of the nose, the...

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