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Topic: Steroids

10/2/2015

 

'Tennis Elbow' Usually Heals Without Therapy, Study Finds
For most people, pain is gone within a year

8/24/2015

 

Steroid Injections Probably Won't Help Your Lower Back Pain
Any relief is likely temporary, review of 38 studies says

5/19/2015

 

Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds
But taking prednisone was tied to small improvements in ability to perform daily activities

2/9/2015

 

Some Tiny Preemies Show Poorer Mental Health in Adulthood
Greater risks for those exposed to steroid drugs in the womb, study says

11/25/2014

 

FDA Advisory Panel Says Steroid Shots for Back Pain Can Continue
Experts decided against backing any new warning label for controversial injections

8/5/2014

 

Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?
Physical therapy as effective as injections, researchers say

7/23/2014

 

Dangerous Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet, researchers warn

7/2/2014

 

Steroid Shots May Not Help Back Pain
Exercise or surgery might be better options for narrowing of the spinal canal, researchers report

5/30/2014

 

Steroids May Not Be Wise Choice for Intensive-Care Patients
Johns Hopkins research suggests the possibility of delirium

3/31/2014

 

Preventive Steroids May Not Help Heart Bypass
Common practice might instead cause harm, study finds

2/28/2014

 

Steroids Often Prescribed for Psoriasis, Countering Guidelines
Their use may cause skin flare-ups and isn't backed by evidence, study author says

2/28/2014

 

Common Asthma Meds May Raise Sleep Apnea Risk, Study Says
Preliminary finding saw possible link between certain inhaler drugs and the sleep disorder, but more research needed

2/26/2014

 

Teens Who Indoor Tan Often Take Other Health Risks: Survey
CDC study tied practice to binge drinking, drug use and extreme weight control measures

2/4/2014

 

Rates of Steroid Use High in Gay, Bisexual Adolescent Boys
Rates of misuse much higher than in heterosexual boys in the United States

2/3/2014

 

Gay Teen Boys More Likely to Use Muscle-Building Steroids: Survey
They're also reporting heavier use, possibly putting themselves at risk for harmful side effects

1/24/2014

 

Radiation Exposure Compared for Lumbosacral Epidural Approaches
Fluoroscopy time longer for transforaminal approach; higher exposure with caudal injection

1/17/2014

 

Body Image Distortion Linked to Depression in Teen Boys
And, depressive symptoms, victimization predict steroid use in self-perceived underweight teen boys

1/14/2014

 

Teen Boys Who Think They're Skinny May Be at Higher Risk for Depression
Studies found they were more likely to be depressed and bullied, even if their weight was average

12/27/2013

 

FDA Warns Consumers Against Body-Building Supplement
Agency says Mass Destruction is linked to case of liver failure

12/27/2013

 

Performance-Enhancing Drug Use Widespread in U.S.
Use of PEDs more widespread than thought; can have adverse health consequences

11/22/2013

 

Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
Shots are given to boost lung development

11/7/2013

 

Intra-Articular, Systemic Steroids Beneficial in Back Pain
Slight superiority of intra-articular versus intramuscular injection for facet joint syndrome

11/4/2013

 

Bodybuilding Boys Often Try Drugs and Alcohol, Study Finds
Preoccupation with body image can lead to risky behaviors, researcher says

10/23/2013

 

Methylprednisolone Shot-Linked Fungal Infections Investigated
Eighty-one percent of patients without peripheral-joint infection had CNS infection

10/23/2013

 

Infections From Tainted Steroids Ranged in Severity: Update
CDC study looked at meningitis, other conditions in 6 hardest-hit states

10/15/2013

 

More Steroid Courses No Better in Preterm Birth Strategy
No difference in death or disability at age 5 after single, multiple courses of antenatal corticosteroids

10/14/2013

 

Performance Enhancing Drug Use Common in Young Males
More than 8 percent of males aged 18 to 25 years report using anabolic steroids

9/26/2013

 

Evidence Shows Steroid Used in Livestock Can Impact Waterways
A drug widely utilized in cattle does not fully break down in water as previously believed, study finds

9/6/2013

 

Study of Topical Corticosteroid Use in Pregnancy Reassuring
No adverse outcomes studied linked except low birth weight with high potency exposure

9/5/2013

 

Steroids Effective Short Term for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
But most patients still have surgery after one year

9/3/2013

 

Steroid Shots a Temporary Fix for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study
Three-quarters of patients still had to have surgery a year later

6/18/2013

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment May Not Work As Well for Heavier Patients
Although more medication taken by obese patients in study, remission was less likely

6/10/2013

 

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injections Up Risk of Spinal Fx
Risk increases by 21 percent with each additional injection

5/31/2013

 

Exserohilum rostratum Can Relapse After Antifungal Tx
80-year-old man relapses after antifungal therapy, resolution of symptoms and CSF white-cell count

5/29/2013

 

Man Relapsed After Treatment for Meningitis Tied to Tainted Injections
CDC continues to monitor patients sickened by shots from now-shuttered Mass. pharmacy

5/21/2013

 

Oxandrolone Not Effective for Pressure Ulcer Treatment
For veterans with spinal cord injury no benefit over placebo for healing or ulcers remaining closed

5/21/2013

 

ATS: Short Steroid Course Non-Inferior for COPD Exacerbations
Five-day systemic glucocorticoid tx non-inferior to 14-day tx for reexacerbations within 180 days

5/21/2013

 

COPD Patients May Do Fine With Shorter Course of Steroids
Coming off meds sooner means fewer harmful side effects, study author says

5/17/2013

 

Prednisolone Disturbs Carbohydrate Metabolism
Patients with inflammatory diseases should consider other anti-inflammatory agents

5/16/2013

 

Infections From Tainted Spine Injections Continue to Baffle Investigators
Michigan hit hardest; experts can't rule out new, localized infections

4/19/2013

 

Lupus Ups Risk of Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Incidence of SAH and mortality rate after SAH significantly higher for patients with SLE

4/1/2013

 

Certain Steroids May Raise Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots
Large study of glucocorticoid drugs did not find higher risk for former users, however

3/20/2013

 

Man Dies After Parasitic Worms Invade Lungs
Steroid treatment for inflammatory disorder may have spurred 'hyperinfection,' report says

3/7/2013

 

Steroid Shots Disappoint in Back Pain Study
Patients who got injections saw less improvement than with surgery, other treatments

3/5/2013

 

Anti-TNF Therapy Not Linked to Herpes Zoster Risk in RA
Findings among patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases

3/5/2013

 

Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Don't Seem to Increase Risk of Shingles
But study finds that high doses of corticosteroids double the odds of developing painful skin disease

3/4/2013

 

Steroid Injections May Worsen Spinal Stenosis Outcomes
Findings similar whether or not patient receives surgical or nonsurgical treatment

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