High-dose ibuprofen may help slow cystic fibrosis lung disease in kidsNovember 14th, 2007 - 2:22 am ICT by admin
“The results now show that high-dose ibuprofen may slow down the rate at which the lung function of a child with CF deteriorates. By slowing the rate of deterioration, high-dose ibuprofen can contribute to longer and healthier lives for children with Cystic Fibrosis,” said lead researcher Dr Larry Lands, Department of Pediatrics at Montreal Children’s Hospital.
“High-dose ibuprofen, a relatively inexpensive treatment, requires medical supervision, but is generally well-tolerated. Further work is ongoing in my laboratory on the mechanisms of action of high-dose ibuprofen, so that more targeted and potent therapies can be developed,” Lands added.
The researchers have said that the long-term effects of prolonged use of high doses of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have yet to be determined.
This treatment is not presently recommended for routine use and patients receiving the therapy should do so under the supervision of a specialist CF Centre. However, future research could lead to real improvements in patients’ lives.
The study appears in the Cochrane Review. (ANI)
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