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2008-07-21 12:00:20

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: My son was just recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis and is being treated with prednisone. I understand that this is becoming more common in recent years and wondered if you have any information about it. Dear Reader: Sarcoidosis occurs when inflammation causes tiny lumps of cells (granulomas). The granulomas can continue to grow and clump together to form larger lumps or groups of lumps. If many form in an organ, function is affected. Sarcoidosis can...

2008-07-16 21:00:11

DEAR DR. GOTT: My son was just recently diagnosed with sarcoidosis and is being treated with prednisone. I understand that this is becoming more common in recent years and wondered if you have any information about it. DEAR READER: Sarcoidosis occurs when inflammation causes tiny lumps of cells (granulomas). The granulomas can continue to grow and clump together to form larger lumps or groups of lumps. If many form in an organ, function is affected. Sarcoidosis can occur in nearly any...

2008-06-20 21:00:05

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and OSAKA, Japan, June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Pharmaceuticals, The Takeda Oncology Company, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited ("Takeda", TSE: 4502) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved VELCADE for patients with previously untreated multiple myeloma (MM). The Company's co-development partner, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. (J&JPRD) also has filed a corresponding application with...

2007-12-27 03:00:11

By Karpel, Jill P Nelson, Harold Key words: Asthma - Dry powder inhaler - Inhaled corticosteroids - Mometasone furoate - Prednisone ABSTRACT Background: Mometasone furoate (MF), a potent synthetic inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) with a high affinity for the glucocorticoid receptor, is approved for use in the treatment of asthma. Scope: Publications reviewed in this article were identified via searches of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases using the terms 'mometasone furoate AND pharmacology' and...

2006-07-27 15:39:11

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For women who experience repeated unexplained miscarriages, the combination of prednisone, aspirin, folate, and progesterone increases their chances of having baby, a team of clinicians from Austria reports in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Repeat or "recurrent" miscarriage is defined as at least three consecutive spontaneous pregnancy losses before 20 weeks of gestation. While higher maternal age, smoking, drinking, and other factors can raise the...

2006-05-12 17:58:15

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian Jerry Lewis is set to return this summer to the Orleans Hotel and Casino for his first live Las Vegas performance since his health took a turn for the worse six years ago, his publicist said on Friday. Lewis, 80, is booked for a four-night comeback engagement from July 13 to 16 at the Orleans Showroom, where he was a regular fixture before various medical problems sidelined the veteran entertainer, spokeswoman Candi Cazau told Reuters. His old, 2...

2006-03-16 13:20:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are treated with low-dose prednisone have an increased risk of coming down with pneumonia, a new study indicates. However, the findings also show that most other drugs used to treat arthritis don't have this drawback. Prednisone, a steroid, tends suppresses the immune system and at high enough doses this could increase the chances of infection. "If the results of this study are correct, they may undermine the current belief...

2006-01-18 15:18:33

By Graciela Flores NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to the guidelines of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), patients on long-term steroid treatment are often not prescribed therapy to prevent the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, according to findings from a small study. Steroids are commonly prescribed for chronic skin diseases and "autoimmune" conditions in which the body attacks itself. "Patients receiving long-term corticosteroid therapy have an increased risk of...

2005-10-17 13:40:00

NEW YORK -- A plant-based compound using extracts of three herbs, dubbed the anti-asthma herbal medicine intervention (ASHMI), significantly improves lung function in patients with moderate to severe asthma. Moreover, the agent produces results comparable to those achieved with the steroid drug prednisone, according to researchers in the United States and China. "This is the first well-controlled study in which an anti-asthma Chinese herbal medicine has been found to be as effective as a...

2005-09-02 16:04:48

The immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil, used to prevent rejection of transplanted hearts, kidneys and livers, may also be effective in controlling inflammatory eye diseases, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute. "The drug seemed to be effective even in patients who had failed treatment from other immunosuppressive drugs," says lead author Jennifer E. Thorne, M.D., an assistant professor of ophthalmology. Physicians gave the drug to 84 patients,...


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