Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 7 Issue 11 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-Jan-2005 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 12-Jan-2005
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New treatment guidelines for pregnant women with asthma
The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) is issuing the first new guidelines in more than a decade for managing asthma during pregnancy. The report reflects new medications that have emerged and updates treatment recommendations for pregnant women with asthma based on a systematic review of data on the safety of asthma medications during pregnancy.  more

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Quick reference: Managing asthma during pregnancy: Recommendations for pharmacologic treatment--Update 2004
Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment--Update 2004 updates the Report of the Working Group on Asthma and Pregnancy published by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) in 1993.  more

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Evidence tables: Managing asthma during pregnancy: Recommendations for pharmacologic treatment--Update 2004
Download the evidence tables for the NAEPP Working Group Report on Managing Asthma During Pregnancy in today's issue of Vidyya.  more

 


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Columbia study shows depression intensifies from one generation to the next
Nearly 60 percent of children whose parents and grandparents suffered from depression have a psychiatric disorder before they reach their early teens, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). This is more than double the number of children (approx. 28 percent) who develop such disorders with no family history of depression.  more

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Weight loss may be an early sign of dementia in the elderly
Dementia-associated weight loss begins before the onset of the definite dementia symptoms and accelerates by the time of the diagnosis.  more

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New guideline: Corticosteroids recommended for duchenne muscular dystrophy
Corticosteroids can be beneficial in the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and can be offered as a treatment option, according to the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society in a new practice guideline. more

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Information for patients and practitioners: Corticosteroid treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Corticosteroids are man-made drugs that are similar to the body's hormone cortisone. Two corticosteroids, prednisone and deflazacort, were found to slow the rate of muscle deterioration, and are recommended as potential treatments to minimize the effect of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  more

 
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