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American Thoracic Society's 97th International Conference meets in San Francisco May 18 - 23
More than 5,500 original research presentations and hundreds of informational updates by international experts on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer, asthma, allergies, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, genetics and lung disease, sleep disoders, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and critical care will be presented at the American Thoracic Society's International Conference in San Francisco May 18 - 23. (2001-05-09)
American Thoracic Society news tips for April
The American Thoracic Society's journal for April features the following newsworthy studies: persons who suffer from severe asthma and who are also affected by psychopathology create increased health care costs compared to non- psychiatric severe asthmatics; new research links a common infectious agent with asthma; and an executive summary report details the best validated disease management concepts for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (2001-04-26)
Scientists seek genetic clues to emphysema and chronic bronchitis
About one quarter of all smokers develop emphysema and/or chronic bronchitis, collectively known as chronic pulmonary obstructive disease (COPD). (2001-04-03)
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)
ACP-ASIM issues new guideline for pulmonary disease
The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) today released new guidelines for treatment of acute exacerbations, or flare-ups, of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2001-04-02)
Study shows patients with good periodontal health breathe easier
New research confirms findings that periodontal disease may increase a person's risk for the respiratory disorder Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the sixth leading cause of mortality in the United States. (2001-01-29)
"Dutch Nobel Prize" for three researchers
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO, has announced the names of the three researchers who are to receive an NWO/SPINOZA Award for 2000. (2001-01-23)
NHLBI study shows inhaled corticosteroids do not slow progression of COPD
Ending a long controversy about the effects of inhaled corticosteroids in the treatment of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) today reported that inhaled corticosteroids do not slow the progression of the disease, as many had hoped, but they do reduce respiratory symptoms in some of these patients. (2000-12-26)
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)
Veterinary College Molecular Diagnostic Lab's focus has implications for human health, goal of private development
A Molecular Diagnostics Laborator,y newly established in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, will enable clinicians and scientists to focus on environmental toxins' impact in birth disorders, pulmonary disease and osteoarthritis in horses, and diabetes role in pregnancy complications. (2000-10-26)
Elderly smokers also benefit from quitting
Some healthcare givers assume elderly smokers won't benefit from quitting. (2000-08-29)
Worrying rise in chronic lung disease in women over past decade
The rates of chronic lung disease (COPD) in women have almost doubled over the past decade, shows research published in Thorax. (2000-08-20)
Inhaled steroids improve the health of lung disease patients
Support for the widespread practice of using high dose inhaled corticosteroids in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD ) which affects lung function comes in this week's BMJ in a paper by Burge et al. (2000-05-11)
New findings on aging and lung disease at American Thoracic Society Meeting
New hope for older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, new findings about the nighttime breathing disorder known as sleep apnea in postmenopausal women, and evidence of treatment bias toward elderly lung cancer patients were presented at the American Thoracic Society's International Meeting. (2000-05-07)
Regular Exercise Helps Patients With Serious Lung Disease
Regular exercise can help lung disease patients reduce anxiety and depression and improve endurance and some kinds of intellectual functioning. (1998-05-28)
Fruits And Vegetables Protect Lungs
Antioxidants seem to help protect lung function and prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among both smokers and nonsmokers, according to a new Cornell University study. (1998-04-18)
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