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Low vitamin D levels do not predict the risk of acute exacerbations of COPD
Baseline vitamin D levels do not predict the frequency or timing of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in patients with severe COPD, according to a large prospective cohort study involving 973 North American patients. (2011-11-04)
Home-based primary care improves quality of life for VA patients and caregivers
A home-based primary care intervention program by the Department of Veterans Affairs significantly improved health- related quality of life and satisfaction for patients and their caregivers, according to an article in the December 13 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2000-12-11)
Family history a risk factor for COPD
A study shows that COPD in family history is a risk factor for patients having COPD. (2011-07-26)
Combined wood and tobacco smoke exposure increases risk and symptoms of COPD
People who are consistently exposed to both wood smoke and tobacco smoke are at a greater risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and for experiencing more frequent and severe symptoms of the disease, as well as more severe airflow obstruction, than those who are exposed to only one type of smoke, according to the results of a new population-based study conducted by researchers in Colombia. (2013-05-20)
Positive results for airway bypass
This month's issue of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery features results on the airway bypass procedure for emphysema -- a COPD disease. (2007-10-09)
Perforomist Inhalation Solution data to be presented at American Thoracic Society conference
Data to be presented via posters at upcoming ATS meeting. (2009-05-14)
International guidelines released on chronic obstructive lung disease
The first international guidelines for the diagnosis and management of COPD (a term for chronic bronchitis and emphysema) -- the 4th leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide -- were released today by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), a collaboration between the NHLBI and the WHO. (2001-04-03)
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)
Study confirms link between rheumatoid arthritis and COPD
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are two times more likely to have concurrent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than healthy controls -- an association which was sustained even when variables such as age, gender, smoking and obesity were controlled for, according to a study presented today at the EULAR 2011 Annual Congress. (2011-05-26)
Smoking history can predict survival time in COPD
Identifying an individual's the smoking history could help doctors to predict survival time in people with COPD. (2012-09-03)
Researchers to use novel metabolomics technology for COPD
Researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College were awarded a $6.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a five-year investigation into metabolic changes occurring within airway epithelial cells in the lungs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients caused by cigarette smoking. (2012-07-16)
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (second issue)
Newsworthy highlighted studies show that: in patients from five intensive care units, those who developed bloodstream infections while in the unit were 7 times more likely to die than those who did not; obesity was significantly associated with asthma and wheezing in a large group of 8- to 11-year old children; and researchers developed a new test that gauges mortality risk in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (2005-03-15)
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for August (second issue)
Newsworthy research featured in the second of two August issues of the American Thoracic Society peer-reviewed journal highlight the association of sleep apnea in young children with big tonsils and enlarged adenoid tissue; why work-related factors contribute to a much higher persistent asthma rate in Finns than was previously shown; and how projections from a dynamic life table model demonstrate a 123 percent jump for Dutch women in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease rates by 2015. (2001-08-25)
One in 5 older Americans take medications that work against each other
About three out of four older Americans have multiple chronic health conditions, and more than 20 percent of them are being treated with drugs that work at odds with each other -- the medication being used for one condition can actually make the other condition worse. (2014-03-13)
Endurance walking test distances improved significantly for COPD patients
Breathing a special gas mixture may significantly improve the exercise performance of individuals with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2006-04-14)
The making of mucus in common lung diseases
In the lung, mucus is produced by cells known as goblet cells. (2009-09-14)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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