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Monday 26, Jul 2010

  Steroid nasal sprays useful for treating sinusitis

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Steroid nasal sprays useful for treating sinusitisSteroid sprays such as Rhinocort, Flonase, and Nasonex are commonly used to treat patients affected with sinusitis but the use of these sprays is yet to be accepted on a universal basis.

It is important to note here that sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes that tends to affect nearly 37 million people in the United States alone.

The review appeared in an issue of The Cochrane Library, which is a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates research in all aspects of health care.

Wednesday 19, May 2010

  Review finds sinusitis symptoms can be treated with steroid nasal sprays

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Review finds sinusitis symptoms can be treated with steroid nasal spraysSinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes that tends to affect nearly 37 million people in the United States alone. Steroid sprays such as Rhinocort, Flonase, and Nasonex are often recommended by medical practitioners for treating this condition. But the use of steroid-based sprays is still not universally accepted.

The review appeared in an issue of The Cochrane Library, which is a publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization that evaluates research in all aspects of health care.

Two of the concerned studies examined patients at treatment centers in the United States; one took place in Turkey and the other included 71 medical centers in 14 countries.

Tuesday 06, Apr 2010

  Corticosteroid Nasal spray useful for treating hay fever

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Corticosteroid Nasal spray useful for treating hay feverA corticosteroid nasal spray, fluticasone propionate (Flonase), was found to be an effective option for controlling seasonal allergies when compared to a combination of popular anti-allergy drugs loratidine (Claritin) and montelukast (Singulair), as per researchers from the University of Chicago.

The study was presented at the 58th annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Robert Naclerio, M.D., professor of surgery at the University of Chicago and director of the study, said that inflammation measures were significantly better for patients with hay fever taking fluticasone propionate. It was also said that fluticasone may be a better first choice for treating seasonal allergic rhinitis because of its benefits and low cost.

Sunday 20, Sep 2009

  Steroid Nasal spray and antibiotic therapy effective for acute sinusitis

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Steroid Nasal spray and antibiotic therapy effective for acute sinusitisAccording to a recently published review, more than 37 million Americans suffer from nasal congestion, sinus pressure, cough and postnasal drip that accompany sinusitis.

Though doctors prescribe antibiotics for relieving acute sinusitis but that may develop following a chest cold, a combination of steroid nasal spray and antibiotic therapy is the best option when it comes to easing symptoms and speedy recovery, as per researchers from Israel.

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes that is lined between the sinus cavities. Doctors usually prescribe steroid sprays like Nasonex, Flonase, and Rhinocort for treating chronic sinusitis and allergies symptoms.

It was remarked that 73 percent of patients treated with nasal steroids gained relief or significant improvement of symptoms compared with only 66.4 percent of patients receiving placebo during the study period.

Tuesday 25, Aug 2009

  Acute sinusitis can be prevented with steroids

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Acute sinusitis can be prevented with steroidsAccording to a new review by researchers from Israel, steroid nasal sprays – either alone or with antibiotic therapy – can prove to be effective in preventing and curing acute sinusitis, which can develop following a chest cold.

The review was published in an issue of The Cochrane Library, a renowned publication of The Cochrane Collaboration, which is an international organization evaluating all aspects of health care.

It is believed that approximately 37 million Americans suffer from acute sinusitis. The findings of this review will help them and patients worldwide to get relief.

From News-Medical.Net:

Study participants, who underwent X-rays or nasal endoscopy to confirm diagnosis, received either a placebo or intranasal corticosteroids for two or three weeks, alone or in combination with antibiotics. Intranasal corticosteroids used included fluticasone propionate (Flonase), mometasone furoate (Nasonex) and budesonide (Rhinocort).

Overall, 73 percent of the patients treated with nasal steroids experienced relief or marked improvement of symptoms during the study period, compared with only 66.4 percent of patients who received the placebo.

“For every 100 patients treated with intranasal corticosteroids, seven additional patients had complete or marked symptom relief,” compared to those in the placebo group, the reviewers found.

Researchers pooled data from three of the four studies, excluding the lowest-quality study from the statistical analysis.

None of the studies reported serious side effects, and rates of sinusitis relapse were similar between the treatment and placebo groups.

Stronger doses of nasal steroids appeared to work better. Patients receiving daily doses of 400 micrograms were more likely to experience relief of sinusitis symptoms, than were patients receiving 200-microgram doses.

Allen Seiden, M.D., director of the University of Cincinnati Taste and Smell Center, remarked that more data is required before recommendations for intranasal corticosteroids can be made.

The involved reviewers were of the view that the findings of this review support the clinical rationale behind addition of an intranasal corticosteroid to antibiotic therapy.

Monday 29, Jun 2009

  Nasal Spray more effective than Antihistamine

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Nasal Spray more effective than AntihistamineA steroid nasal spray is far effective than antihistamine pills when it comes to quashing symptoms of allergy as per a recent study.

During the study, it was revealed that Flonase, nasal spray fluticasone, helps in relieving allergy symptoms far better than Claritin, antihistamine loratadine. Fluticasone is a corticosteroid preparation that fights against symptoms of allergy by minimizing the level of inflammation that happens in the nose when an individual is exposed against allergy triggers such as dust mites.

Dr. Robert M. Naclerio and his colleagues at the University of Chicago in Illinois remarked that patients with seasonal allergies are always advised to take steroid nasal sprays or antihistamines on a daily basis but they tend to overrule the advice.

Tuesday 23, Jun 2009

  Steroid Nasal Spray Effective against Hay Fever

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Steroid Nasal Spray Effective against Hay FeverResearchers from the University of Chicago have found that fluticasone propionate (Flonase), a corticosteroid nasal spray, is more effective than a combination of popular anti-allergy drugs loratidine (Claritin) and montelukast (Singulair) when it comes to controlling seasonal allergies.

The findings of this study were presented at the 58th annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Robert Naclerio, M.D., professor of surgery at the University of Chicago and director of the study, remarked that the measures of inflammation were considerably better for Hay fever patients who were taking fluticasone propionate.

During the study, it was found that the use of nasal spray results in fewer eosinophils in patients’ nasal passages and patients using steroid nasal sprays displayed minimal side-effects and had lower levels of eosinophil cationic protein, an inflammation sign.

Naclerio remarked that fluticasone may be a better first choice for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis because of its benefits and low cost.