News tagged with steroid injections
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For patients with spinal stenosis, epidural steroid injections (ESI) may actually lead to worse outcomes—whether or not the patient later undergoes surgery, according to a study in the February 15 issue of Spine.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—With millions of Americans watching and waiting, the U.S. Supreme Court largely upheld the Obama Administration's health care reform legislation, making the survival of "Obamacare" this year's ...
Other Dec 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Postmenopausal women suffered significant bone density loss in their hip after they were treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain relief, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Southampton are to undertake a new stage of a study aimed at improving the health and mobility of those suffering from the common complaint of 'walking on marbles' associated with Rheumatoid ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Nov 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
US lawmakers slammed federal and state health officials Wednesday for failing to properly police a pharmacy whose tainted drugs caused a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.
Medications Nov 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Their call comes just days before 100 World Health Organisation member states hold their first meeting to discuss the problem, and the authors hope it will help to influence the debate and lead to some concrete actions.
Medications Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Spinal steroid injections—the type involved in the current fungal meningitis outbreak in the United States—provide only short-term relief for sciatica-related leg and back pain, according ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new article being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine describes the diagnosis and treatment protocol established in a Roanoke, Va. hospital to care for dozens of patients presenting with suspected fungal ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Thirty-two people have now died and 438 have been sickened in the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The first reports of serious fungal infections from tainted steroid injections for back pain came in September from Tennessee and quickly became a national health crisis.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that a 24th person had died of fungal meningitis after receiving contaminated steroid injections. The latest victim had received an injection to treat ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients treated with an epidural steroid injection for back pain relief are at increased risk of bone fractures in the spine, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 25, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—Massachusetts state officials investigating a pharmacy linked to a deadly outbreak of meningitis said Tuesday they found shoddy sterilization practices and unclean conditions there, including debris-covered floor mats ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
You get what you pay for. This maxim is proving true all over again when it comes to steroid injections used to alleviate back pain. Making safe and effective versions of such drugs involves manufacturing steps that aren't ...
Medications Oct 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Twenty-three people have now died and 297 have been sickened in the nationwide meningitis outbreak apparently tied to contaminated steroid injections, U.S. health officials reported Monday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0