Rationale and design of the steroids to reduce systemic inflammation after infant heart surgery (stress) trial

Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: American Heart JournalAuthor(s): Kevin D. Hill, H. Scott Baldwin, David P. Bichel, Ryan J. Butts, Reid C. Chamberlain, Alicia M. Ellis, Eric M. Graham, Jesse Hickerson, Christoph P. Hornik, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Marshall L. Jacobs, Robert DB Jaquiss, Prince J. Kannankeril, Sean M. O'Brien, Rachel Torok, Joseph W. Turek, Jennifer S. Li, For the STRESS Network InvestigatorsFor decades, physicians have administered corticosteroids in the perioperative period to infants undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) to reduce the post-operative systemic inflammatory response to CPB. Some question this practice because steroid efficacy has not been conclusively demonstrated and because some studies indicate that steroids could have harmful effects. STRESS is a randomized, placebo-controlled, double blind, multi-center trial designed to evaluate safety and efficacy of perioperative steroids in infants (age
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Related Links:

AbstractObjectivesWe investigate the effects of Ginger, compared to the usual therapeutic regimen on clinical manifestations and paraclinical features in patients with confirmed COVID-19 that are moderately ill.Trial designThis is a single center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial with parallel group design.ParticipantsInclusion criteria:1. Patients admitted to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Departments at Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Bandar Abbas, Iran2. Age ≥18 years (weight ≥35 kg)3. Hospitalized ≤48 hours4. Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis (Positive polymerase chain reaction (PC...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Authors: SPECIAL ISSUE: FOCUS ON PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY, Conti G, Giannitto N, De Luca FL, Salpietro A, Oreto L, Viola I, Ceravolo A, Nicocia G, Sio A, Romeo M, Ceravolo G, Cuppari C, Calabrò MP, Chimenz R Abstract Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. It has a self-limiting course and so far, represents the most common cause of coronary heart disease acquired in children aged between 6 months and 5 years. The inflammatory process can involve the coronary arteries with the formation of aneurysms and thrombotic occlusions with the risk of sudden death, especially in infants....
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
This study is being conducted at Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Bandar Abbas, Iran.ParticipantsBoth male and female patients with ≥18 years of age (≥ 35 kg of weight), admitted at the Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas for treatment, screened for the following criteria.Inclusion criteria:1. Confirmed diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection (via polymerase chain reaction [PCR] and/or antibody test).2. Presenting as moderate COVID-19 pneumonia (via chest computed tomography (CT) and/or X-ray) requiring hospitalization.3. Hospitalized ≤48 hours.4. Signing informed consent and will...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSION: Healthcare Professionals should be vigilant for the rare CADRs, while monitoring the patients on LNZ therapy especially on MDR patients as they are exposed to multiple drugs. Moreover, a strengthened spontaneous reporting is required for a better quantification. PMID: 32416699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Drug Saf Source Type: research
RARITAN, NJ, May 13, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today results from the final analysis of the pivotal Phase 3 SPARTAN study demonstrating ERLEADA® (apalutamide) in combination with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) significantly improved overall survival (OS), compared to ADT alone, in patients with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) who were at high risk of developing metastases.[i] Results will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Virtual Scientific Program (Abstract #5516) beginning May 29th. ERLEADA® i...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that a careful comprehensive geriatric assessment of acquired TTP patients is necessary. It is important to look for other autoimmune diseases and such age-related comorbidities as osteoporosis, arterial hypertension, ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease. PMID: 32201091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
RARITAN, N.J., February 3, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today multiple data presentations from a robust solid tumor portfolio that will be featured at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary (ASCO GU) Cancers Symposium, taking place February 13-15 in San Francisco. Company-sponsored data presentations will include clinical results for ERLEADA® (apalutamide) and niraparib in prostate cancer; and BALVERSA™ (erdafitinib) in bladder cancer. “We are committed to improving outcomes in patients with prostate and bladder cancer where high unmet ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news
Conclusions: Compared with patients without bronchiectasis and COPD, BCOS patients with recent SABAs, past ICSs, and past anti-arrhythmia drugs use; a low or medium SABAs ICSs, and OSs dose; and a low SAMAs dose had a higher risk of HDS. LAMAs were not associated with HDS.
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions: TDL impose high medical economic burden. The estimated economic costs had been developed mainly by inpatient services and medication prescriptionsThis study was supported by a grant of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea (Grant No. HC16C-2254-010017).
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
SOCOS group Abstract The International Staging System (ISS) -calculated from serum albumin and beta-2 microglobulin (β2m)- is an established prognostic marker in multiple myeloma (MM), which has also been suggested to account for survival among general senior population. Our objective was to examine long-term survival of older women free of MM according to baseline ISS. The study included 230 community-dwelling healthy older women without known MM from the EPIDOS cohort (mean ± SD, 80.4 ± 3.4 years). Serum albumin and β2m were measured at baseline, and used to calculate the ISS a ...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
More News: Cardiology | Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery | Children | Corticosteroid Therapy | Databases & Libraries | Heart | Heart Disease | Hospitals | Methylprednisolone | Study