Monday, July 28, 2014

High-dose fluticasone effective against eosinophilic esophagitis, study shows...

I continuation of y update on Fluticasone..

Results from a clinical trial show that high doses of the corticosteroid fluticasone propionate safely and effectively induce remission in many people with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a chronic inflammatory disease of the esophagus characterized by high levels of white blood cells called eosinophils. However, some trial participants did not respond to fluticasone even after six months of high-dose treatments, providing evidence that certain people with EoE are steroid-resistant. By analyzing gene expression -- the degree to which certain genes are turned on or off -- in esophageal tissues, the scientists identified a cluster of genes that may help predict steroid responsiveness.

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