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Dexamethasone oral tablet is a prescription medication used to treat conditions such as inflammation, allergic reactions, ulcerative colitis, and adrenal insufficiency. It's available as a generic drug and as the brand-name drugs DexPak and Decadron. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology (English Edition)Author(s): Mateus Meira Vasconcelos, João Paulo Jordão Pontes, Alexandre de Menezes Rodrigues, Demócrito Ribeiro de Brito Neto, Rodrigo Rodrigues Alves, Fernando Cássio do Prado Silva, Denis Fabiano de Souza
In this study, we aimed to describe sexual function in Puerto Rican women with IBD. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of women with IBD at the University of Puerto Rico Center for IBD. Patients were invited to anonymously complete the validated Spanish version of the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire. On this 36-point scale, a score of 26.55 or less is defined as sexual dysfunction. Data were analyzed by diagnosis, presence of an ostomy, and age, using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, Student's t test, and logistic regression. RESULTS: One hundred women completed the FSFI questionnaire, wi...
This article reviews the recent advances of SFKs in B lymphocytes in autoimmune diseases.
The article “Characterization of Creatine Kinase Levels in Tofacitinib–Treated Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: Results from Clinical Trials”, written by Remo Panaccione, John D. Isaacs, Lea Ann Chen, Wenjin Wang, Amy Marren, Kenneth Kwok, Lisy Wang, Gary Chan and Chinyu Su, was originally published electronically on the publisher’s internet portal on 20 August 2020 without open access.
AbstractBackgroundTherapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) is important in optimizing use of biologics in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). However, the role of proactive TDM during remission remains uncertain.MethodsThis retrospective study included patients receiving infliximab (IFX) therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital or Erasmus University Medical Center. All eligible patients had completed induction phase of IFX and were in clinical and endoscopic remission. Our primary outcome was clinical relapse within 2 years after baseline. Multivariable regression models examined the association between infliximab trough le...
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For patients with diabetic macular edema, a quick and complete switch to dexamethasone after a failure to respond to anti-VEGF therapy could be effective, findings from two studies show.Medscape Medical News
Conclusion: This large study did not support that a high intake of fibre and/or a low intake of meat had a high impact on the risk of late-onset CID. PMID: 33029091 [PubMed - in process]
A reader describes her son's behavior while on dexamethasone, including feelings of euphoria and overconfidence.
This study provides a framework for the application of the induced patient-derived organoids as a more comprehensive model to study human UC.