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The making of mucus in common lung diseases
In the lung, mucus is produced by cells known as goblet cells. (2009-09-14)
New data reveals public ignorance about the impact of lung disease
The Forum of International Respiratory Societies is releasing new data which shows people are underestimating the impact of lung disease, which is now the world's biggest killer. (2012-06-26)
Pfizer's VFEND(R) receives FDA approval for treatment of esophageal candidiasis
Pfizer Inc said today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to market VFEND® (voriconazole), a broad spectrum antifungal medicine, for the treatment of esophageal candidiasis. (2003-11-17)
Building confidence increases short-term exercise gains in COPD patients
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are more likely to increase physical activity on a day-to-day basis when exercises classes are combined with a confidence-building program, according to researchers from Michigan and Illinois. (2011-05-17)
Lifetime risk for COPD is one in four, much higher than risk of developing heart failure and several common cancers
One out of every four people aged 35 and older are likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during their lifetime, according to the first comprehensive estimate of lifetime risk for COPD published in a special European Respiratory Society issue of The Lancet. (2011-09-08)
A*STAR scientists first to identify stem cell key to lung regeneration
Scientists at A*STAR'S Genome Institute of Singapore and Institute of Molecular Biology have made a breakthrough discovery in the understanding of lung regeneration. (2011-10-27)
Early antibiotic treatment for severe COPD symptoms linked with improved outcomes
Among patients hospitalized for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), those who received antibiotics in the first two hospital days had improved outcomes, such as a lower likelihood of mechanical ventilation and fewer re-admissions, compared to patients who received antibiotics later or not at all, according to a study in the May 26 issue of JAMA. (2010-05-25)
Size, strength of heart's right side differs by age, gender, race/ethnicity
The size and pumping ability of the right side of the heart differs by age, gender and race/ethnicity, according to the first large imaging study of the right ventricle. (2011-06-06)
Study shows COPD is associated with significant and persistent pain
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is primarily associated with the respiratory symptoms that are its hallmark, but in fact, patients who struggle with the disease also experience significant amounts of chronic pain. (2013-05-21)
When disease discriminates: Women and COPD
Women have made a good deal of welcome progress in the last several decades, but at least one advance is unwanted: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is on the rise in women in prevalence, morbidity and mortality. (2007-12-14)
News briefs from the July issue of Chest
News briefs from the July issue of Chest feature studies related to how weekend ICU admissions may be linked to increased risk of death and how biomass smoke may be linked to COPD. (2010-07-06)
Rural COPD patients receiving vital care thanks to U of A program
A researcher in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and his colleagues in the Centre for Lung Health are on a mission to keep patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder out of hospital. (2012-06-05)
Poverty, rural living linked to increased COPD mortality in the US
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores the widespread disparities associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality by state, poverty level, and urban vs rural location. (2012-10-22)
Protein is potential new treatment target for adult pulmonary hypertension
A protein critical to development appears to have a grave impact on lungs exposed to smoking and air pollution, researchers report. (2011-10-17)
Scientists unlock secret behind cause of chronic lung disease
Australian researchers have discovered a vital clue to the causes of the many chronic and incurable lung diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorders (COPD), emphysema and asthma. (2002-09-04)
Dust storms affect subsequent emergency hospital admissions
A new study published in the journal Respirology reveals that dust storms have an adverse effect on emergency hospital admission for chronic lung disease, often known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (2011-12-05)
Sex differences found in COPD
In the first study to directly compare men and women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and severe emphysema, researchers have found that there are marked differences between the sexes. (2007-08-01)
New research about new treatments/methods
The following news briefs are embargoed until the date/time listed below each title. (2007-10-24)
CHEST 2004 registration open to media
More than 800 research abstracts and case reports featuring cutting-edge investigations in pulmonary and critical care medicine will be presented at CHEST 2004, the 70th annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). (2004-09-08)
Franklin Square to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema
Franklin Square Hospital Center announces the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial to explore an investigational treatment for advanced widespread emphysema/COPD. (2008-10-27)
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