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Airway-on-a-chip could lead to new treatments for cigarette smoke-induced lung injury
Researchers have developed an airway-on-a-chip that supports living small-airway-lining cells from normal or diseased human lungs and an instrument that 'breathes' cigarette smoke in and out over these chips. (2016-10-27)
ICU care for COPD, heart failure and heart attack may not be better
Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care in another type of hospital unit? (2017-02-17)
New technology detects COPD in minutes
Pioneering research by Professor Paul Lewis of Swansea University's Medical School into one of the most common lung diseases in the UK, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, has led to the development of a new technology that can quickly and easily diagnose and monitor the condition. (2016-11-17)
Exploring 'clinical conundrum' of asthma-COPD overlap in nonsmokers with chronic asthma
Researchers may be closer to finding the mechanism responsible for loss of lung elastic recoil and airflow limitation in nonsmokers with chronic asthma. (2015-08-05)
Kidney disease biomarker may also be a marker for COPD
A commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2018-09-28)
Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death
Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases, according to new research conducted in China and published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2018-09-21)
Testosterone replacement therapy may slow the progression of COPD
GALVESTON, Texas -- Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston found that testosterone replacement therapy may slow disease progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (2018-09-13)
Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function decline
Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2018-02-16)
Hope for patients with COPD
For the first time, a drug therapy appears to reduce lung function loss in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in 42 countries. (2008-08-15)
Cold virus found to manipulate genes
Sneezing, runny nose and chills? You might blame the human rhinovirus, which causes 30 to 50 percent of common colds. (2008-10-24)
Research sheds light on a novel disease mechanism in chronic smokers
Research published in the journal Clinical Science suggests that an immune signalling protein called interleukin (IL)-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease and this involvement reveals disease mechanisms of interest for developing more effective therapy for these hard-to-treat patients. (2018-05-20)
Defect in zinc supply mechanism affects pathology of intractable pulmonary diseases
Japanese researchers revealed that abnormal delivery of zinc to lung cells contributes to obstructive pulmonary diseases. (2017-12-28)
Do asthma and COPD truly exist?
Defining a patient's symptoms using the historical diagnostic labels of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an outdated approach to understanding an individual's condition, according to experts writing in the European Respiratory Journal today. (2016-01-31)
COPD patients benefit more from pulmonary rehab in earlier stages
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are in their final years of survival do not get the same benefits from pulmonary rehabilitation as patients who have more years left to live -- regardless of their age, complicating illnesses or lung function, according to new research funded by the Veteran's Administration, which will be presented at the American Thoracic Society's 2008 International Conference in Toronto on Tuesday, May 20. (2008-05-20)
COPD patients rarely receive pulmonary rehabilitation despite its health benefits
Only a tiny fraction of patients hospitalized for COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program following hospitalization, even though such programs are recommended and Medicare covers their cost, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2018-11-12)
Large increase in rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases
Between 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases, such as COPD, increased by nearly 30 percent overall in the US, although this trend varied by county, sex, and chronic respiratory disease type, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-09-26)
Diet rich in apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests
A study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found the natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking. (2017-12-21)
Cigarette smoke curbs lung's self-healing
Smoke from cigarettes blocks self-healing processes in the lungs and consequently can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2017-03-02)
New therapeutic approach for advanced lung disease
Researchers have demonstrated the potential of a new class of drugs for the treatment of refractory chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, i.e. (2018-01-12)
Childhood measles linked to increased risk of later lung disease
In a new Respirology study, having measles -- a highly contagious respiratory infection -- during early childhood was linked with an increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in middle age, but only in adults with asthma and a considerable history of smoking. (2018-03-21)
Using lung function tests to diagnose COPD can help patients and reduce health care costs
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease would benefit if pulmonary function testing was used more consistently to diagnose the condition, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2016-11-14)
UCSF Fresno leading-edge study lends hope to emphysema patients
Patients in the Valley with emphysema might soon be breathing a little easier thanks to a new airway bypass study called the Exhale Airways Stents for Emphysema trial. (2008-10-21)
Cannabis does not improve breathlessness during exercise in patients with advanced COPD
Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a randomized controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2018-07-27)
Comprehensive health study in India finds rise of non-communicable diseases
A new state-by-state health analysis in India finds that over two decades heart- and lung-related conditions, as well as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have surpassed infectious diseases, such as diarrhea and tuberculosis, as the nation's leading killers. (2017-11-14)
Exacerbations of COPD accelerate lung-function loss
Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) accelerate the loss of lung function especially among patients with mild disease, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and other institutions. (2016-05-16)
Study: Almost 100 million adults have COPD in China
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is widespread in China with 8.6 percent of the country's adult population -- almost 100 million people -- suffering from the chronic lung disease, according to a new Tulane University study published in The Lancet. (2018-04-09)
Genetic variant discovery to help asthma sufferers
Research from the University of Liverpool, published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine, identifies a genetic variant that could improve the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids, drugs that are used to treat a range of common and rare conditions including asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2018-03-16)
Better social support and access to exercise classes could help people with lung conditions
Research has found that contact with healthcare professionals, support from peers and access to regular organized exercise sessions help people with chronic lung conditions to be physically active. (2018-07-02)
Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung
Researchers have found a novel, pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in lungs of patients with COPD. (2019-01-11)
News briefs from the journal CHEST, March 2005
Sodium bicarbonate, commonly known as baking soda, may help treat children with life-threatening asthma (LTA), according to a new study. (2005-03-07)
Study: Self-management program for patients with COPD boosts quality of life, cuts rehospitalization
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a program designed to enhance self-care and lead to more seamless management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults successfully reduced rates of emergency room visits and hospitalization, and the burdensome symptoms and limitations caused by the condition. (2018-11-20)
Formidable duo: Protective effect of CD9 and CD81 in COPD and accelerated aging
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of accelerated lung aging, but the mechanism remains unclear. (2018-04-16)
Treating COPD patients for anxiety using CBT reduces hospital visits and is cost-effective
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered by respiratory nurses is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. (2018-11-22)
When mucus can be key to treating colon and airway diseases
New research reveals how healthy cells in our bodies produce mucins -- the main component of mucous, which protects our intestine and airway from pathogens, toxins and allergens. (2019-02-01)
Better understanding of 'one of the most complex organs' for better lung treatments
Details of lung cell molecular pathways that promote or inhibit tissue regeneration were reported by Penn researchers. (2017-09-07)
New risk scores help physicians provide better care for high-risk pulmonary patients, study finds
Study of more than 17,000 patients finds new laboratory-based method of estimating outcomes for patients with a severe pulmonary disorder that has no cure can help physicians better provide proper care, referrals, and services for patients at the end of life. (2019-05-19)
Obesity strongly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in never-smokers
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much more common among never smoking older women who are morbidly obese (having a body mass index of 40 or higher) than among their female peers in the normal weight range (13.4 percent vs 3.5 percent, respectively). (2018-11-21)
Mayo clinic researchers question benefits of long term oxygen therapy in COPD
Long-term oxygen therapy does not decrease the risk for hospitalizations or increase life expectancy for many patients with mild to moderate COPD, but may lower their quality of life, according to Mayo Clinic researchers published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. (2018-10-08)
New genetic markers for COPD discovered
In a new Research Letter published in Nature Genetics on Feb. (2017-02-06)
The urban training intervention increases physical activity in COPD patients
Increasing physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key strategy -- and a major challenge -- in the fight against this respiratory disorder. (2018-10-05)
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