Corticosteroid Use in Management of Pediatric Emergency Conditions

Although corticosteroids have been used for over half a century, their use for management of many pediatric conditions is controversial. This issue reviews the evidence-based role of corticosteroid use for management of acute asthma exacerbations, croup, acute pharyngitis, anaphylaxis, acute spinal injury, and bacterial meningitis. Includes 4 AMA PRA Category
Source: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

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We report a case of a neglected foreign body present in the bronchus of an adult for 23 years and treated as intermittent asthma. The diagnosis was revealed following the development of severe sepsis of a pulmonary origin. The foreign body was removed by rigid bronchoscopy, antibiotic therapy instituted and pre- and post-interventional respiratory physiotherapy carried out. Satisfactory progress was marked by the complete clearing of pulmonary suppuration, with only a small localized and asymptomatic focus of bronchial dilatation remaining. The persistence of chronic, unexplained respiratory complaints should prompt t...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Authors: Taytard J, Boizeau P, Alberti C, Beydon N Abstract INTRODUCTION: The reference technique to measure the diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLco) is the single-breath method (sb). For patients unable to perform this method, the rebreathing method (rb) can be used. However, the clinical relevance of DLCOrb has not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of the rb method in children seen in a clinical setting and its relationships with sb method. SUBJECTS AND METHOD: We prospectively included children referred for 1) a suspected or confirmed interstitial lung d...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 September 2019Source: Journal of Dental SciencesAuthor(s): Fang-yi Wu, Jeng-fen LiuAbstractBackground/purposeAsthma is a common, chronic disease that causes respiratory symptoms in children. Dental caries is also a common chronic disease in the pediatric population. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the correlation between asthma medications and dental caries among children in Taiwan.Materials and methodsThe Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database was used in this retrospective cohort study to analyze the correlation between asthma and dental caries ...
Source: Journal of Dental Sciences - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Conclusion: antenatal fluorinated corticosteroids do not improve fetal/neonatal morbidity or mortality of congenital heart block and are associated with higher incidence of fetal and maternal complications. PMID: 31517303 [PubMed]
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol X Source Type: research
Two serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccines, MenB-FHbp and MenB-4C, are available for use in persons aged 10-25 years in the United States. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends either three-dose series of MenB-FHbp or two-dose series of MenB-4C. Adverse reactions like anaphylaxis have been infrequently reported.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
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