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Wednesday 23, Jun 2010

  Steroid concoction termed effective for patients with sinusitis

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Steroid concoction termed effective for patients with sinusitisA steroid nasal wash was termed as effective option for treating symptoms of chronic sinusitis without affecting adrenal gland function, as per a small US study. Budesonide, the nasal wash, is yet to get approval from the FDA for treating chronic sinusitis.

As per researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, this is the first-of-its kind study evaluating safety of such a nasal wash.

Chronic Sinusitis afflicts up to 14 percent of population in the United States and is a continuing inflammation of the nose and sinuses behind it.

Medical practitioners were advised by researchers to advise patients with sinusitis about the possible risks such as reduced bone mineral density that are linked with use of Budesonide in the long run.

Saturday 03, Apr 2010

  Sinusitis can be eased with steroid concoction

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Sinusitis can be eased with steroid concoctionA steroid nasal wash, Budesonide, could prove to be an effective option for minimizing the symptoms of chronic sinusitis without resulting in any effect on adrenal gland function.

This finding was disclosed by a small US study. The drug, however, is yet to get approval from the FDA for treating the complication.

It was remarked by researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that this is the first-of-its-kind study examining the safety of a nasal wash.

The researchers advised the doctors to communicate the risks associated with use of Budesonide such as decreased bone mineral density to the patients.

Thursday 07, Jan 2010

  New treatment for chronic sinusitis identified

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chronic-sinusitisA new treatment for chronic sinusitis has been identified by Summit Ear, Nose & Throat in an outpatient setting called FinESS™ Sinus Treatment.

FinESS can be classified as a new balloon sinuplasty technique, which is less invasive than the traditional sinus surgery. The technique breaks the cycle of chronic sinusitis with immediate relief to provide lasting results.

In this technique, a small balloon is inserted into the patient’s sinus passages. The balloon is inflated, deflated, and then removed.

This treatment option is considered by many members of the medical fraternity as a potential breakthrough for treating chronic sinusitis (CRS).

Tuesday 01, Dec 2009

  Novel therapy development for chronic sinusitis may be promoted by a new target

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Novel therapy development for chronic sinusitis may be promoted by a new targetAccording to researchers at the Johns Hopkins, a protein that is known to stimulate growth of blood vessel is responsible for the cell overgrowth in polyps’ development signifying one of the most severe forms of sinusitis.

It is considered by many scientists that this result finding will be more than helpful when it comes to developing novel therapies to treat this disease form that typically resists all current treatments.

The findings suggest that medical practitioners could treat sinusitis in patients with polyps by making use of therapies that minimize VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) in sinus tissues.

 

 


Saturday 27, Jun 2009

  Steroid Nasal Wash effective for treating chronic sinusitis

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Steroid Nasal Wash effective for treating chronic sinusitisAccording to a small US Study, a steroid nasal wash can prove to be an effective option for reducing symptoms of chronic sinusitis without posing any harm to functions of the adrenal gland.

Chronic sinusitis is referred to as a continuing inflammation of the nose that is believed to affect approximately 14 percent of the United States’ population.

The researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis remarked that the study was the first one to conduct an examination about safety of this type of nasal wash. It was revealed in the study that the budesonide nasal respules are quite safe for a short-term usage to get relief from symptoms that are associated with chronic sinusitis.

All participants to the study showed some improvement with regard to the sinusitis symptoms. Furthermore, their adrenal gland was not affected by the usage of budesonide nasal respules.

Monday 15, Jun 2009

  Steroid Concoction can Ease Sinusitis

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Steroid Concoction can Ease SinusitisBudesonide, a steroid nasal wash, can help in minimizing the symptoms of chronic sinusitis without affecting functions of the adrenal gland, as per a small US Study.

Chronic Sinusitis refers to a continuing inflammation of the nose and sinuses behind it, which affects up to 14 percent of the US Population.

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said that this study was the first to examine safety of such a nasal wash besides noting that suppression of the functions of the adrenal gland is a known complication of Budesonide.

The FDA has yet to approve Budesonide as a nasal wash. This means that the nasal wash of this study would be an off-label use of the drug.

In the meanwhile, researchers advised doctors to advise patients about the risks associated with long-term use of Budesonide such as decreased bone mineral density.

Wednesday 27, May 2009

  Steroid Nasal Wash Provides Short-Term Relief For Sinusitis

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Steroid Nasal Wash Provides Short-Term Relief For SinusitisA study showed that a steroid nasal wash can help lessen the symptoms of chronic sinusitis without affecting the adrenal gland function.

The study was participated by nine patients who were administered with a steroid nasal wash which is composed of 0.25 milligrams of the corticosteroid budesonide and 5 milliliters of saline, in each nostril once a day for 30 days.

The study revealed that budesonide nasal respules are safe for short-term use for the relief of symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis. Since budesonide nasal wash is not yet approved by the U.S FDA, the researchers suggested that doctors must discuss the long-term risks of using budesonide respules.