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Inhaled steroids may increase risk of nontuberculous mycobacteria lung infections
Patients using inhaled steroids to control asthma and other breathing problems may be at greater risk for developing nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2018-09-14)
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)
Detecting hydrogen using the extraordinary hall effect in cobalt-palladium thin films
Scientists looking to hydrogen as a next-generation clean energy source are developing hydrogen-sensing technologies, the most common of which uses palladium-based thin films because palladium readily absorbs hydrogen gas. (2018-09-12)
UK heart failure patients twice as likely to die as their Japanese counterparts
Patients with heart failure in the UK are twice as likely to die six months after a hospital admission for their condition as their Japanese counterparts, finds the first analysis of its kind published in the online journal Open Heart. (2018-09-11)
Fragments of a support structure drive airway abnormalities in asthma
Dhiren Patel and colleagues have found that leftover fragments of the body's support structure for cells can promote inflammation and harmful changes in the airways in a mouse model of asthma. (2018-08-22)
Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke may increase risk of adult lung disease death
A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) death in adulthood. (2018-08-16)
Autoimmunity plays role in development of COPD, study finds
Autoimmunity plays a role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study led by Georgia State University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center that analyzed human genome information stored in Vanderbilt's DNA biobank. (2018-08-16)
E-cigarette vapor disables key immune cells in the lung and boosts inflammation
E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles, reveals a small experimental study, published online in the journal Thorax. (2018-08-13)
More than 40 percent of women with asthma may develop COPD, but risk may be reduced
More than four in 10 women with asthma may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study conducted in Ontario, Canada, and published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2018-08-10)
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)
Blood biomarker can help predict disease progression in patients with COPD
Some patients with COPD demonstrate signs of accelerated aging. In a new study published in the journal CHEST® researchers report that measuring blood telomeres, a marker of aging of cells, can be used to predict future risk of the disease worsening or death. (2018-07-12)
Breakthrough discovery will change treatment for COPD patients
Permanent lung damage caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) starts much earlier than previously thought, even before patients are showing symptoms. (2018-07-09)
Stem cell therapy drug may protect against smoke-related COPD symptoms
A drug used in stem cell therapy to treat certain cancers may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung injury. (2018-07-05)
Oxygen therapy could help combat dementia in individuals with lung disease
Breathing in additional oxygen improves the function of blood vessels in the brain of people with breathing difficulties caused by lung conditions, according to new research published in Experimental Physiology. (2018-07-05)
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)
Antidepressants may increase risk of death by 20 percent for those with progressive lung disease
Antidepressant use in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with a 20 percent increase in likelihood of death and a 15 percent increase in likelihood of hospitalization due to related symptoms, finds a new study led by researchers at St. (2018-06-26)
Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with respiratory, allergic and infectious disease
Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined -- for the first time -- the long-term effects of the operations. (2018-06-07)
Cigarette smoke directly damages muscles in the body
Not only is smoking bad for your lungs, but new research shows that components in cigarette smoke directly damages your muscles. (2018-05-23)
Flavonoids may slow lung function decline due to aging
A type of flavonoid found in dark-pigmented fruits like red grapes and blueberries may slow the lung function decline that occurs with aging, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference. (2018-05-21)
Innovative risk score tool effectively predicts future risk of hospitalization for COPD patients
Researchers have developed a new tool that utilizes basic laboratory tests to effectively identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who are at high risk of being hospitalized due to a flare up of the condition. (2018-05-21)
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)
Molecule that acts on human cells might provide hope for 'irresistible' cold cure
Researchers have lab-tested a molecule that can combat the common cold virus by preventing it from hijacking human cells. (2018-05-14)
How the power of mathematics can help assess lung function
Researchers at the University of Southampton have developed a new computational way of analyzing X-ray images of lungs, which could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis and assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases. (2018-05-10)
COPD-associated inflammation halted in model experiment
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD for short, is believed to be the third most common cause of death worldwide. (2018-05-03)
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)
Delivery system considerations for inhaled medications undermined in patients with COPD
Researchers from the American College of Chest Physicians conducted the Delivery Makes a Difference (DMaD) project to obtain a better understanding of health care provider and patient perspectives about the role of inhalation delivery devices in COPD. (2018-04-10)
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)
Practicing Tai Chi helps improve respiratory function in patients with COPD
Currently, pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is used where available to improve exercise capacity and quality of life, but the treatment requires access to trained staff and specialized facilities. (2018-04-04)
Effective rehabilitation in COPD
By 2020, COPD will be the third most common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. (2018-03-29)
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)
Study of COPD patients has created a 'looking glass' into genome of pathogen
Decades of work on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the University at Buffalo and the Veterans Administration WNY Healthcare System have yielded extraordinary information about the pathogen that does the most harm to patients. (2018-03-19)
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)
BODE may overestimate transplant benefit in COPD patients
In a new study published in the journal CHEST®, researchers aimed to determine if patients selected as transplant candidates have a better survival rate than the BODE score indicates. (2018-03-06)
Moderate and severe exacerbations accelerate physical activity decline in COPD patients
A study published in the European Respiratory Journal has shown that both moderate and severe exacerbations in COPD patients are associated with a decline in their physical activity level. (2018-02-19)
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)
New drug therapy could lead to more effective treatment for millions with asthma
After a four-year study examining more than 6,000 compounds researchers identified a drug (TSG12) that relaxes the muscles and opens the airways in asthma. (2018-02-07)
Unusual lung structures may raise risk of pulmonary disease
The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study led by researchers at McGill University and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found. (2018-02-06)
Long-term usage of inhaled corticosteroids may increase risk of bone fractures in patients with COPD
A study published in the February journal CHEST® suggests long-term inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) in patients with COPD may increase risk of bone fractures in both men and women. (2018-02-05)
New study offers insights on genetic indicators of COPD risk
Researchers have discovered that genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could serve as indicators to help identify people who have low, but stable, lung function early in life, and those who are particularly at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) because of a smoke-induced decline in lung function. (2018-01-16)
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)
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