One week post WTC attack.
One week post – WTC attack, Prezant and his colleagues at the New York City Fire Department offered ICS NYC firefighters. Participating firefighters were asked to use the ICS inhaler daily for 4 weeks. Two years after the WTC collapse, Prezant and coinvestigators from Montefiore Medical Center, New York University College of Medicine and the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Israel, voluntary evaluations of respiratory symptoms and function of the treated firefighters and a comparison group of firefighters who do not have participated in the ICS treatment but who were of similar exposures and pretreatment pulmonary function tuned.
Office of Medical Affairs and co-director of the WTC Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, New York City Fire Department. However, our preliminary data suggest that combining prophylactic inhaled corticosteroids could offer with our best attempts appropriate respiratory protection to reduce decline in lung function. . (more…)