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Sunday 11, Jul 2010

  Young patients with lower respiratory infections derive no benefit from steroids

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Young patients with lower respiratory infections derive no benefit from steroidsThe use of medications containing steroids are of little to no use when it comes to preventing visit to the hospital or improving respiratory symptoms related to bronchiolitis, a common viral lower respiratory infection in infants. This finding was disclosed in a study published in the July 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

These findings by the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) are considered by many as qualified advice to treat bronchiolitis, one of the most common causes of infant hospitalization.

This study truly highlights the power of PECARN to provide answers to otherwise difficult-to-answer questions, as per Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, Davis, chair of the PECARN network’s steering committee, and the senior investigator of the study.

Friday 25, Jun 2010

  Steroids not good enough to help children with lower respiratory infections

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Steroids not good enough to help children with lower respiratory infectionsAccording to a study published in an issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, medications containing steroids are not effective for improving respiratory symptoms or preventing hospitalization among infants suffering with bronchiolitis.

Findings of the study truly highlights the power of a research network such as Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) in providing answers to otherwise difficult-to-answer questions, according to Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, Davis, chair of the PECARN network’s steering committee and the senior investigator of the study.

These findings by PECARN offer critical implications for medical practitioners to treat bronchiolitis, one of the most common causes of infant hospitalization.

Sunday 09, May 2010

  Children with lower respiratory infections not able to find relief with steroid medications

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Children with lower respiratory infections not able to find relief with steroid medicationsYoung children suffering with bronchiolitis, a common viral lower respiratory infection in infants, are not able to find any relief with medications based on steroids, as per a study published in an issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

This finding by the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) resolved controversy from past research and is considered to guide during treatment for the most common cause of infant hospitalization.

Howard M. Corneli, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the University of Utah and the principal investigator on the study, said that glucocorticoids (a form of steroids) do not prove effective for treating bronchiolitis and future efforts must be focused upon better treatments and better preventive strategies.

Saturday 08, May 2010

  Young children with bronchiolitis do not benefit from dexamethasone steroid treatment

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Young children with bronchiolitis do not benefit from dexamethasone steroid treatmentA common steroid treatment, dexamethasone treatment, which is often prescribed to young children with bronchiolitis, does not prove useful in terms of improving symptoms or reducing hospitalization, according to DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Findings of this study appeared in an issue of New England Journal of Medicine.

It is believed that these study finding will provide invaluable insights to medical practitioners, all over the world, for treating young children with bronchiolitis.

Wednesday 05, May 2010

  Popular steroid drug not useful for children suffering from bronchiolitis

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Popular steroid drug not useful for children suffering from bronchiolitisA recent study by DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan has found that a treatment involving a common steroid, dexamethasone, which is often prescribed to children with bronchiolitis, is non-effective. It was disclosed that dexamethasone has no effect on improvement of symptoms or in minimizing hospitalization.

The findings of this research study appeared in an issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Prashant Mahajan, M.D., M.P.H, M.B.A, DMC Children’s Hospital vice chief of pediatric emergency medicine and associate professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine was a lead co- investigator in this nationwide study that involved 600 infants, aged 2-12 months.

Wednesday 14, Apr 2010

  Children suffering from lower respiratory infections not beneficiaries of steroids

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Children suffering from lower respiratory infections not beneficiaries of steroidsThe use of medication based on steroids do not prove effective to prevent hospitalization and improving respiratory symptoms concerned with treating bronchilitis, a common viral lower respiratory infection in infants.

This finding was disclosed in a study published in the July 26 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, Davis, chair of the PECARN (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network) network’s steering committee and the senior investigator of the study, said that power of a research network such as PECARN to resolve difficult-to-answer questions gets highlighted by such studies.

Sunday 14, Feb 2010

  Children with lower respiratory infections do not benefit from steroid use

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Children with lower respiratory infections do not benefit from steroid useThe use of steroid medications for the purpose of inhibiting hospitalization or improving respiratory symptoms caused by bronchiolitis, a common viral lower respiratory infection in infants, is of no use.

This finding was revealed in a study published in an issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

It was remarked by Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, Davis, chair of the PECARN network’s steering committee, and the senior investigator of the study, that the study truly highlights the power of a research network such as PECARN to find amicable answers to difficult-to-answer questions.

Tuesday 09, Feb 2010

  Children with lower respiratory infections are not beneficiaries of steroids

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Children with lower respiratory infections are not beneficiaries of steroidsThe administration of steroid medications may not be useful when it comes to preventing hospitalization or improving respiratory symptoms for treating young children suffering with bronchiolitis, a common viral lower respiratory infection in infants.

The findings by Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) are considered to offer invaluable insights on how to move ahead for treating one of the most common causes of infant hospitalization.

Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, Davis, chair of the PECARN network’s steering committee, and the senior investigator of the study, remarked that this study suggested the effectiveness of a research network such as PECARN for resolving difficult-to-answer questions.

Tuesday 22, Dec 2009

  Steroid medications not effective for children with lower respiratory infections

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Steroid medications not effective for children with lower respiratory infectionsAccording to a study published in the July 26 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, the use of steroid medications is not effective for preventing hospitalization or improving respiratory symptoms when it comes to treating bronchiolitis, a common viral lower respiratory infection in infants.

These findings by the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) are considered to provide qualified guidance for treating one of the most common causes of infant hospitalization.

Nathan Kuppermann, M.D., a professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, Davis, chair of the PECARN network’s steering committee, and the senior investigator of the study, said that the study highlights the power of a research network such as PECARN for resolving difficult-to-answer questions.

Friday 18, Dec 2009

  Steroid treatment for bronchiolitis does not work

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Steroid treatment for bronchiolitis does not workAccording to a new study co-authored by Dr. Joan Bregstein of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian and Columbia University Medical Center, steroid treatment is not effective for helping infants with a common and potentially serious viral lower respiratory infection called bronchiolitis.

It was revealed during the study that steroids do not prevent hospitalization or improve respiratory symptoms for bronchiolitis, which is considered to be the most common cause of infant hospitalization.

It was suggested that simple supportive care is the best treatment option for bronchiolitis though steroid-based medications play an important role in respiratory illnesses of childhood such as asthma and croup.

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