News tagged with steroid injections
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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 |
Despite the great promise that injecting a new type of anti-inflammatory pain medicine into the spine could relieve the severe leg and lower back pain of sciatica, a Johns Hopkins-led study has found that the current standard ...
Medical research Apr 16, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A medication already approved to build bone mass in patients with osteoporosis also builds cartilage around joints and could potentially be repurposed to treat millions of people suffering from arthritis, according to orthopaedic ...
Medical research Sep 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new study from researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine has identified a unique protein complex that can be used to predict whether an epidural steroid injection will help relieve pain caused by a herniated ...
Medical research Aug 11, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A relatively new treatment for sudden hearing loss that involves injecting steroids into the middle ear appears to work just as well as the current standard of oral steroids, a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and other ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 24, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
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
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
(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
(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
(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
(Medical Xpress)—A Purdue University medication safety expert said it is important to look at the larger system surrounding medication use, as well as the facilities where drugs are made to avoid tragedies like the meningitis ...
Medications Oct 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
US authorities have managed to contact most of the thousands of people exposed to the tainted drug blamed for a meningitis outbreak that has killed 14, but warned the number of infections could rise.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0