Medications

Methylprednisolone added to IVIG may cut fever in MIS-C

(HealthDay)—Initial combination therapy of intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) plus methylprednisolone is associated with a better fever course than IVIG alone among patients hospitalized for multisystem inflammatory syndrome ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Methylprednisolone trial for Berger's disease stopped early

Methylprednisolone is a prescription drug used to treat conditions involving inflammation, like asthma, arthritis, gout, tendinitis, transplant rejection, allergic reactions, and the skin conditions eczema and psoriasis.

Surgery

Pre-op methylprednisolone beneficial in knee arthroplasty

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing elective unilateral total knee arthroplasty, preoperative administration of methylprednisolone is associated with reduced circulating markers of endothelial activation and damage, according ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study examines outbreak of spinal infections in Michigan

(HealthDay)—Factors such as increased case finding may explain why Michigan had half of the total spinal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone acetate in the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, according ...

Neuroscience

Can hormone help treat multiple sclerosis long-term?

A new study suggests that treatment with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) may be helpful for people whose multiple sclerosis (MS) is not well-controlled through their regular treatment. The study was released today and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early clinical observations in the fungal meningitis outbreak

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 ...

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