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Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death
Age, male sex, obesity, and underlying illness have emerged as risk factors for severe COVID-19 or death in the UK, according to the largest cohort study to date published by The BMJ today. (2020-05-22)
IASLC survey: Molecular testing rates in most countries less than 50 percent
Access to targeted therapies for lung cancer depends on accurate identification of patients' biomarkers through molecular testing, but survey results published today in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology suggest that many international clinicians are unaware of evidence-based guidelines that support the use of molecular testing. (2020-05-20)
MIT engineers propose a safer method for sharing ventilators
Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a new way to share ventilators between patients, which they believe could be used as a last resort to treat Covid-19 patients in acute respiratory distress. (2020-05-19)
Machine that oxygenates blood may help critically ill COVID-19 patients, according to WVU study
Sometimes the lung function of COVID-19 patients deteriorates so much that even ventilators can't save them. (2020-05-18)
Treatment guidance for lung cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
To help oncologists address the many challenges COVID-19-positive lung cancer patients present, a team of global lung cancer specialists this week published a review of lung cancer treatments for patients with COVID-19 in the current issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). (2020-05-15)
Study finds association between atherosclerosis and changes in the structure, heart function
Even among individuals free of heart failure and myocardial infarction, there appears to be evidence of an association between calcium buildup in the coronary arteries (atherosclerosis) and changes in the structure and function of the heart. (2020-05-15)
How COVID-19 kills
Experts review how the SARS-Cov-2 virus can cause an immune overreaction in the form of potentially lethal cytokine storm. (2020-05-13)
How blocking iron drives the lung immune system to control infection
Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James's Hospital, Dublin have discovered how the iron chelator, DFX, which functions by attaching to iron, drives the immune system to deal with tuberculosis (TB). (2020-05-13)
Lung cancer screening in primary care
The benefits of routine lung cancer screenings have been hotly debated in the medical community. (2020-05-12)
Pediatric coronavirus disease (COVID-19) x-ray, CT in review of new lung disorders
Although the clinical symptoms of SARS, H1N1, MERS, EVALI, and COVID-19 may be nonspecific, some characteristic imaging findings are emerging, says the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR). (2020-05-08)
Day services benefit patients with Alzheimer's disease
Day services--programs designed to provide stimulation in a safe environment during the day for adults with physical and mental impairments -- may help improve the cognitive function of adults with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in Psychogeriatrics. (2020-05-06)
Activation of the SARS coronavirus 2 revealed
A viral spike protein mediates entry of SARS-CoV-2 into host cells and harbors an unusual activation sequence. (2020-05-04)
New guidelines for treating the sickest COVID-19 patients
A new set of recommendations for health care workers on the front lines, to help them make decisions on how to treat the most critical COVID-19 patients, those with severe lung or heart failure, has been published. (2020-05-04)
Clinicians warn of the dangers of equating COVID-19 with high altitude pulmonary edema
Early reports of COVID-19 symptoms and the compelling need to quickly identify treatment options and curb the growing number of critically ill patients have led to erroneous and potentially dangerous comparisons between COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases like high altitude pulmonary edema, or HAPE. (2020-04-30)
Higher thrombus risk in men with obesity in adolescence
Men with a history of obesity in their late teens are, in adult life, more at risk of a blood clot (thrombus) in a leg or lung, according to a study from the University of Gothenburg study shows. (2020-04-29)
Radboudumc researchers publish new insights into COVID-19
Researchers at the Radboud university medical center seem to have found an essential mechanism in the disease process of COVID-19, which has so far been overlooked. (2020-04-29)
Tobacco smoking increases lung entry points for COVID-19 virus
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of South Carolina and other institutions have identified tobacco smoking as a potential risk factor for infection of the COVID-19 virus. (2020-04-29)
Artificial intelligence could serve as backup to radiologists' eyes
Deploying artificial intelligence could help radiologists to more accurately classify lung diseases. (2020-04-27)
Can vaping scar your lungs? New insights and a possible remedy
Researchers report evidence that the compounds in e-cigarette liquid could potentially cause the body's tissue repair process to go haywire and lead to scarring inside the lungs. (2020-04-27)
SU2C-funded research to be presented during the AACR Virtual Meeting -- April 27-28, 2020
Stand Up To Cancer®-supported research will be presented will be presented during the American Association for Cancer Research Annual (AACR) Virtual Meeting 1. (2020-04-27)
Researchers identify key mechanisms involved in pulmonary fibrosis development
Working alongside research groups from Heidelberg, researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have elucidated the novel disease processes involved in the development of pulmonary fibrosis. (2020-04-27)
Artificial intelligence can categorize cancer risk of lung nodules
Computed tomography scans for people at risk for lung cancer lead to earlier diagnoses and improve survival rates, but they can also lead to overtreatment when suspicious nodules turn out to be benign. (2020-04-24)
Experts issue guide on lung cancer screening, management during COVID-19
A new expert panel consensus statement published simultaneously today in the journals Radiology: Imaging Cancer, Chest and the Journal of the American College of Radiology provides guidance to clinicians managing lung cancer screening programs and patients with lung nodules during the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-04-23)
Preventing metastasis -- An antibody with therapeutic potential
A receptor in the cell layer that lines the blood vessels from the inside stimulates both the formation of new blood vessels in tumors and metastasis. (2020-04-23)
Nearly half of US breathing unhealthy air; record-breaking air pollution in nine cities
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of air pollution on lung health is of heightened concern. (2020-04-21)
Lung injury in COVID-19 is not high altitude pulmonary edema
A group of researchers with experience in treating high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) have written to correct the misconception in medical social media forums and elsewhere that the lung injury seen in COVID-19 is not like typical acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and is instead like HAPE. (2020-04-20)
Death rates from prostate cancer predicted to decline overall in EU but rise in Poland
Death rates from prostate cancer are predicted to fall in 2020 in the EU, largely due to better diagnosis and treatment, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. (2020-04-19)
COPD as a lung stem cell disease
Two internationally renowned stem cell researchers at the University of Houston have found an abundance of abnormal stem cells in the lungs of patients who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a leading cause of death worldwide. (2020-04-15)
Temple treats 1st patient in US in trial of gimsilumab for patients with COVID-19 and ARDS
Temple University Hospital has treated the first patient in the United States in the BREATHE clinical trial evaluating the impact of intravenous treatment with gimsilumab on mortality for patients with COVID-19 and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). (2020-04-15)
Lung-heart super sensor on a chip tinier than a ladybug
This Lilliputian chip's detection bandwidth is enormous -- from sweeping body motions to faint sounds of the heartbeat, pulse waves traversing body tissues, respiration rate, and lung sounds. (2020-04-15)
Diet may help preserve cognitive function
According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet - high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil -- correlates with higher cognitive function. (2020-04-14)
New study shows how oxygen transfer is altered in diseased lung tissue
A multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed tiny sensors that measure oxygen transport in bovine lung tissue. (2020-04-09)
Identification of new factors important in maintaining lung function in the elderly
Japanese researchers have found that elderly carriers of a specific DsbA-L gene type are at increased risk for lung function decline. (2020-04-06)
Lung cancer surgery: Better survival probabilities with a higher case volume
In the surgical treatment of lung carcinoma, the more frequent performance of such interventions has a positive effect on treatment results -- the survival probabilities increase. (2020-04-02)
Trial drug may block early stages of COVID-19, study in human cells shows
A drug already tested against lung disease could potentially inhibit COVID-19 by reducing the coronavirus load that enters the lungs and other organs. (2020-04-02)
COPD linked to heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked
COPD, short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is linked to a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked, indicates research published online in the journal Thorax. (2020-04-02)
New sensors could offer early detection of lung tumors
MIT researchers have developed a urine test that can offer early detection of proteins linked to lung cancer. (2020-04-01)
Researchers discover potential boost to immunotherapy
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a pathway that regulates special immune system cells in lung cancer tumors, suppressing them and allowing tumors to grow. (2020-03-30)
Phage capsid against influenza: Perfectly fitting inhibitor prevents viral infection
Hope of new therapeutic options for suppressing seasonal influenza and avian flu: On the basis of an empty -- and therefore non-infectious -- shell of a phage virus, researchers from Berlin have developed a chemically modified phage capsid that ''stifles'' influenza viruses. (2020-03-30)
A plant-based diet helps to prevent and manage asthma, according to new review
A plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma, while dairy products and high-fat foods raise the risk, according to a new review published in Nutrition in Clinical Care. (2020-03-27)
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