High-dose prednisolone appears safe for infantile spasms

12/23/2012 | PediatricNews.com

Treatment with high-dose prednisolone for two weeks cured 18 of 30 babies diagnosed with refractory infantile spasms in a study presented at the American Epilepsy Society's annual meeting. Five of the 12 who did not respond to prednisolone were cured after a subsequent two-week treatment with intramuscular adrenocorticotropic hormone. Though a larger, randomized study is needed to confirm the results, high-dose prednisolone may be a safe first-line alternative to ACTH therapy, the lead researcher said.

View Full Article in:

PediatricNews.com

Published in Briefs:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Manager, Business Conduct
Gilead
Foster City, CA
Sr. Compliance Director Ethics and Compliance
Medtronic
Fridley, MN
Product Patent Attorney
Gilead
Foster City, CA
Employment Counsel
Gilead
Foster City, CA
Junior to Mid-Level FDA Associate
Morgan Lewis
Washington, DC