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Janssen Submits Supplemental New Drug Application to U.S. FDA for ZYTIGA ® (abiraterone acetate) to Treat Men with Earlier Stages of Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Filing Supported by Data from Pivotal LATITUDE Trial Evaluating ZYTIGA ® in Combination with Prednisone and Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) (Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pregnant With a Rare Vasculitis: How to Treat Pregnant With a Rare Vasculitis: How to Treat
Dr Stephen Paget reviews the case of a 40-year-old woman with Takayasu arteritis being treated with prednisone.Hospital for Special Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Commentary Source Type: news

New Data Presented at ESMO 2017 Shows That Abiraterone Acetate Plus Prednisone Provides Benefits in Patient Reported Outcomes in Both Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive and Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
(Source: Johnson and Johnson)
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Are the Side Effects of Prednisone for Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Title: What Are the Side Effects of Prednisone for Ankylosing Spondylitis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - August 29, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

New Data Change Metastatic Prostate Cancer Treatment Paradigm New Data Change Metastatic Prostate Cancer Treatment Paradigm
Dr Chodak reviews results of the LATITUDE trial, which compared ADT alone versus ADT with abiraterone acetate plus prednisone.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Tocilizumab With Steroid Taper Superior in GCA Tocilizumab With Steroid Taper Superior in GCA
Tocilizumab plus a 26-week prednisone taper was superior to either a short or long course of tapered prednisone treatment plus placebo in patients with giant cell arteritis, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Top 5 Tips On Traveling With A Life-Threatening Food Allergy
Traveling with a food allergy or other dietary restrictions can be a scary experience. It’s even more scary when you have had a near-death allergic reaction. Several years ago, I had an allergic reaction after eating some contaminated food in Spain. Thankfully, I survived that trip, but I’ve been much more prepared and cautious during my travels. Here are my top 5 tips: 1. Bring multiple EpiPens. EpiPens are the single most important thing to take with you because they buy you time to get emergency care. A few minutes can mean life or death. In my Spain case, the nurse said that if my travel partner, Daraius, h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study highlights patient concerns about glucocorticoid side effects
This study has shown that weight gain, insomnia and moon face were the top three most important side effects to patients taking glucocorticoids. Despite this, they are not widely studied, with many unanswered questions. "Research should be informed by patients, and targeted to provide patients with better information about these side effects of high importance." Arthritis Research UK's view Devi Rani Sagar, research liaison manager at Arthritis Research UK, said:"We believe that people with arthritis should get the recognition and support they deserve, and that's why we invest in research to find the...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 13, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Prednisone may improve effectiveness of AAV-based gene therapy by reducing immune response
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study of gene transfer using adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene delivery into skeletal muscle of rhesus macaques showed that oral prednisone reduced immune responses to AAV that can weaken expression of the therapeutic transgene over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 9, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Abiraterone/ADT Combo Increased Prostate Cancer Survival
Combined therapy with abiraterone acetate/prednisone plus ADT significantly improved overall survival and radiographic progression-free survival among men with metastatic hormone-naive prostate cancer. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - June 3, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Tags: Conferences/ASCO Prostate Cancer News Source Type: news

Weekly steroids strengthen and repair muscles
(Northwestern University) In a surprising finding, weekly doses of glucocorticoid steroids, such as prednisone, help speed recovery in muscle injuries, reports a new study. The weekly steroids also repaired muscles damaged by muscular dystrophy. When given daily over long periods, prednisone can cause muscle wasting. But the once weekly doses of the steroid increased proteins that stimulate muscle repair. The studies were conducted in mice, with broad implications for humans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CAMERA Data Support MTX + Pred as Initial Early RA Treatment CAMERA Data Support MTX + Pred as Initial Early RA Treatment
Patients with early RA randomly assigned to MTX with vs without prednisone in the CAMERA trial showed better outcomes and less need for bDMARDs in the former MTX + pred group.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Got hives? Hold the steroids
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Despite standard use for the itching associated with urticaria (commonly known as hives), prednisone (a steroid) offered no additional relief to emergency patients suffering from hives than a placebo did, according to a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel-group study published online yesterday in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Levocetirizine and Prednisone Are Not Superior to Levocetirizine Alone for the Treatment of Acute Urticaria: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial'). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Prednisone and diabetes: What is the connection?
Prednisone is a steroid used to treat autoimmune disorders, but it can also affect how the body reacts to insulin. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Custirsen Does Not Improve Overall Survival in mCRPC
The addition of custirsen to docetaxel and prednisone failed to improve overall survival among patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer in a phase III trial. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - March 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Dave Levitan Tags: Genitourinary Cancers News Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Osteoporosis and long-term prednisone: What is the risk?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - March 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prednisone Attenuates IRIS in TB-HIV (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trial suggests use of the steroid with TB treatment reduces risk of complications (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rayos (Prednisone Delayed-Release Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Deltasone (Prednisone) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Data Lacking on Prednisone Use in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Glucocorticoid treatment may be the best and worst possible option (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - January 5, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Researchers Suggest Caution in Treating Lupus Patients With Early, Higher-Dose Prednisone
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - November 19, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Amgen Announces Top-Line Results From Phase 3 KYPROLIS ® (Carfilzomib) CLARION Study In Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients
Amgen to Hold Analyst Call Today at 8:30 a.m. ET THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced top-line results of the Phase 3 CLARION trial, which evaluated an investigational regimen of KYPROLIS® (carfilzomib), melphalan and prednisone (KMP) versus Velcade® (bortezomib), melphalan and prednisone (VMP) for 54 weeks in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who were ineligible for hematopoietic stem-cell transplant. The trial did not meet the primary endpoint of superiority in progression-free survival (PFS) (median PFS 22.3 months for KMP versus 22...
Source: Amgen News Release - September 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Deflazacort Improves Muscle Strength in Duchenne MD Deflazacort Improves Muscle Strength in Duchenne MD
The drug showed efficacy similar to that of prednisone, but significantly less weight gain, in a trial conducted more than 20 years ago. The FDA has accepted the company's NDA and granted a priority review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 8, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Humira Provides Effective, Non-Steroid Alternative for Eye Inflammation
Contact: Amara Omeokwe Phone: 919-681-4239 Email:amara.omeokwe@duke.eduhttps://www.dukehealth.orgHumira Provides Effective, Non-Steroid Alternative for Eye InflammationEMBARGOED FOR RELEASE until 5 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, September 7, 2016DURHAM, N.C. -- Patients suffering from noninfectious uveitis, a group of diseases that causes eye inflammation, can get effective treatment from a corticosteroid alternative that has previously been approved for treatment of arthritis and Crohn ’s disease, according to a study led by a Duke Health researcher.The Food& Drug Administration recently approved the additional use of ...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - September 8, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

Feline Pancreatitis
Feline pancreatitis is inflammation of a cat's pancreas that can disrupt its normal functions and cause other symptoms as well. An inflamed pancreas is a serious problem, because the organ serves two vital functions in the body. It produces hormones -- insulin and glucagon -- that balance blood sugar. It also produces digestive enzymes such as amylase, lipase, and proteases, which enable the body to use carbohydrates, fats and proteins for energy. Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Cats In cats with pancreatitis, there are few overt symptoms. The most common signs are lethargy and lack of appetite. Since cats naturally sleep a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos)
Title: prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Category: Medications Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 7/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - July 28, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Finding A Cure Wouldn’t Mean We’ve Defeated Cancer
WebMD wasn't a research option when Ivy Brown was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1974, so her mother looked up her 12-year-old daughter's condition the old-fashioned way, in a hardcover medical volume. "It just said 'fatal,'" Brown explained. Having moved the family to London a month earlier, Brown's parents were still trying to liaise with her pediatrician in the U.S. "My father told me recently that he was sleeping with the phone on his stomach because of the time change," she said. "They were as scared as you can be when you have a child who you think you might lose," Brown explained....
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Finding A Cure Wouldn’t Mean We’ve Defeated Cancer
WebMD wasn't a research option when Ivy Brown was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 1974, so her mother looked up her 12-year-old daughter's condition the old-fashioned way, in a hardcover medical volume. "It just said 'fatal,'" Brown explained. Having moved the family to London a month earlier, Brown's parents were still trying to liaise with her pediatrician in the U.S. "My father told me recently that he was sleeping with the phone on his stomach because of the time change," she said. "They were as scared as you can be when you have a child who you think you might lose," Brown explained....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Everolimus R-CHOP combination safe for treating diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
The targeted therapy everolimus may be safely combined with R-CHOP for new, untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma according to the results of a pilot study. R-CHOP is a combination of drugs used to treat lymphoma. The combination includes rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Everolimus R-CHOP combination safe for treating diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
(Mayo Clinic) The targeted therapy everolimus may be safely combined with R-CHOP for new, untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma according to the results of a pilot study by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the Lancet Haematology. R-CHOP is a combination of drugs used to treat lymphoma. The combination includes rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 29, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Prednisone (Prednisone Tablets, USP) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Spring health cheat sheet
The beginning of spring often brings warm weather and hours of outdoor fun, and many common winter infections recede. Unfortunately, spring weather can bring its own health challenges. As soon as the trees and flowers bloom, flowers bud and the grass grows, susceptible children will start to display symptoms of seasonal allergies. Seasonal allergies cause sneezing, runny nose and itchy red eyes and can trigger flares of asthma and eczema. As children spend more time outdoors, parents also need to watch for exposure to ticks, poison ivy and excess sun. Read on for the parents’ guide to spring health. Seasonal allergi...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Carolyn Sax Tags: Health & Wellness Parenting allergies asthma Carolyn Sax conjunctivitis lyme disease poion ivy sunburn Source Type: news

Benefits of anti-TNF treatment for psoriatic arthritis highlighted by study
This study was significant as it utilised data from patients in a real-world setting, rather than controlled test conditions. This provides doctors with a clearer view of how drugs work in routine clinical practice.A total of 420 biologic-naive patients with psoriatic arthritis, who were beginning treatment with the anti-TNF therapies adalimumab, etanercept or infliximab, were enrolled in the trial, with their progress followed over four years.Attention was paid to drug survival rates - the number of people remaining on treatment after a given period - as well as how many of the patients continued to rely on glucocorticoid...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 28, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Benlysta Found Steroid-Sparing in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Modest effects in prednisone dose reduction seen in post-hoc analyses (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 26, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Greater survival benefit shown in men with early and less aggressive mCRPC treated with Zytiga® plus prednisone
Janssen announced that data from a post-hoc analysis of the Phase III COU-AA-302 trial showed that ZYTIGA® plus prednisone provided an 11.8 months overall survival benefit, compared to an active control of placebo plus prednisone, in men with early and less aggressive chemotherapy-naïve metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (Source: Pharmacy Europe)
Source: Pharmacy Europe - March 14, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Annabel De Coster Tags: *** Editor's Pick Clinical trials Practical therapeutics Oncology Patient care advanced prostate cancer COU-AA-302 trial European Association of Urology Latest News mCRPC Zytiga Source Type: news

Translating research into care
Updated Cochrane Review  from Cochrane Kidney and Transplat Group is making an impact in care.‘It’s not every day we get to see the immediate clinical translation of our research into care for our next patient,’ says Jonathan Craig, Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Group. ‘Which makes it quite striking and genuinely pleasing when we are able to do so. In the case of a recent review update, we’re seeing first hand how our findings can directly translate into greater certainty and better outcomes.’Published in March 2015, the updated Corticosteroid therapy for...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 28, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

How I reduced my prednisone use through diet and exercise
When the prednisone my doctor gave me almost miraculously vanquished the paralyzing joint pain I was suffering from, I was hooked. At first, I didn't care that I had to take a second drug (alendronate, brand name Fosamax), to slow or prevent osteoporosis, one of the dreaded side effects of prednisone.... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Garfinkel Source Type: news

Prednisone and other corticosteroids
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - November 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dexamethasone vs Prednisone in Pediatric AsthmaDexamethasone vs Prednisone in Pediatric Asthma
Is there any difference in using dexamethasone vs prednisone/prednisolone to treat hospitalized children with asthma? Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - October 19, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

The Vaccine We Need Most Is Right At Home
Think about the place where you were born. Was it clean? Not just perfectly sterile ... more like whether rotting items were strewn about, drawing disease-carrying insects. Was it safe? Not just from the random pickpocket ... more like whether drive-by shootings or terrorist attacks were a constant fear. Now ask those same questions about the place where you grew up. And about the places where you live and work. Answers to such questions are the building blocks of what's known as your social determinants of health. As further explained by the World Health Organization, these are the economic and social conditions that in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“When you hit rock bottom…the only way to go is up.”
The Franciscan Hospital for Children Heartbreak Hill 5K on June 14, 2014, was a special day for Justin Ith. It was the first time the 16-year-old, who weighed a mere 70 pounds at the time, had been outside for months. As a nurse pushed the wheelchair-bound teen across the finish line, he turned to her and vowed, “Next year, I’m going to finish this race by myself.” Justin at his first 5K in 2014 and his second in 2015 after nine months of rehabilitation A few months earlier, Justin had been living the life of the average high school student. Skateboarder. Guitar player. Anime aficionado. “I thought ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 12, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Dr. Robert Fuhlbrigge Franciscan Hospital for Children lupus rheumatology program Source Type: news

What Are Common Drug Eruptions in Children?
Patient Presentation A 4-year-old female came to clinic because of a rash for 24 hours. The pruritic rash began the evening before with a few red spots on her trunk. She had slept well, but this morning they were spreading and enlarging in size on her trunk, neck and extremities and did not seem to come and go. She also had a fever and her mother thought that she wasn’t moving as well and seemed to be sore. The patient had been started on cefaclor 9 days earlier for an ear infection and upper respiratory tract infection symptoms. She had previously taken penicillins and cephalosporin antibiotics without any problems...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 27, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Living With Ulcerative Colitis
It's been almost a year now, since I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis as a 25-year-old. I spent the remainder of those few summer nights we get here in Boston, in a hospital bed. How crappy (yes, pun intended). Over the past year, I've had a lot of ups and downs when it comes to my UC; I've felt great, I've felt terrible, I've been on various medications, and had a few colonoscopies. Not the average life of a 20-something. And that's the hardest part. I've learned a lot in the past year, not only about myself and my body, but also about how to manage my day-to-day life, and keep on living it. I think about it a lot, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PRednisone Plus EVerolimus clinical trial
Title Phase II study of oral PRednisone 5 mg bid plus EVerolimus in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer after failure of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitor (PREV study).06/25/2015 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - June 26, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Steroids Hike Shingles Risk in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Prednisone doses above 7.5 mg/day raise the risk of herpes zoster (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - June 3, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Well: Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain
Prednisone is almost completely ineffective as a treatment for the pain caused by a herniated disk, a randomized trial has found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 26, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Sciatica Steroids Body Featured Prednisone Source Type: news

Well: Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain
Prednisone is almost completely ineffective as a treatment for the pain caused by a herniated disk, a randomized trial has found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Sciatica Steroids Body Featured Prednisone Source Type: news

Well: Oral Steroids May Be Ineffective Against Sciatica Back Pain
Prednisone is almost completely ineffective as a treatment for the pain caused by a herniated disk, a randomized trial has found. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 25, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Sciatica Steroids Body Featured Prednisone Source Type: news

Oral Steroids Have Little Effect in Patients With SciaticaOral Steroids Have Little Effect in Patients With Sciatica
A short course of prednisone has been linked to slight functional improvement, but no pain benefit in patients with acute lumbar radiculopathy. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - May 20, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Steroids No Better for Sciatica Pain Than Placebo, Study Finds
But taking prednisone was tied to small improvements in ability to perform daily activities (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news