Inflammatory disorders

Nurse-initiated steroids improve pediatric asthma care

(HealthDay) -- Nurse initiation of oral corticosteroids before physician assessment of pediatric patients with asthma improves quality and efficiency of care provided in the pediatric emergency department, according to a ...

Inflammatory disorders

Severe asthma patients less responsive to treatment

People with severe asthma, who are often described as 'steroid-dependent', are actually less likely to respond to the treatment they depend on, when compared to people with mild asthma.

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