dexamethasone : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a corticosteroid drug (trade names Decadron or Dexamethasone Intensol or Dexone or Hexadrol or Oradexon) used to treat allergies or inflammation
- PREEMIE PROBLEM Giving the steroid dexamethasone to premature babies helps free them early from a ventilator but increases their risk of infection and can slow their growth.
- Dr Rajkumar in Genetic Engineering News (press release)
The lower survival rates with the high dose dexamethasone can be attributed to disease progression as well as treatment-related toxicities,said S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center hematologist and lead investigator of the...