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International travelers experience the harmful effects of air pollution
Even a short stay for travelers in cities with high levels of air pollution leads to breathing problems that can take at least a week from which to recover, a new study shows. (2019-05-30)
ASCO: Entrectinib gets edge over crizotinib against ROS1+ lung cancer
Median time to treatment discontinuation (TTD) on crizotinib was 8.8 months; TTD of patients using entrectinib was 14.6 months. (2019-05-30)
ASCO 2019: 40-50 percent response rate for brigatinib after other next-gen ALK inhibitors
University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at ASCO 2019 shows that brigatinib remains effective even after treatment with another next-generation ALK inhibitor (2019-05-30)
Early genome catastrophes can cause non-smoking lung cancer
Catastrophic rearrangements in the genome occurring as early as childhood and adolescence can lead to the development of lung cancer in later years in non-smokers. (2019-05-30)
Manuka honey to kill drug-resistant bacteria found in cystic fibrosis infections
Manuka honey could provide the key to a breakthrough treatment for cystic fibrosis patients following preliminary work by experts at Swansea University. (2019-05-29)
People born very preterm or with very low birthweight have high risk of lung disease
A global study shows people born very preterm or with very low birthweight have a high risk of lung disease and are not reaching their full airway capacity by early adulthood. (2019-05-28)
Steroids can reduce lung cancer risk in COPD patients
For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, a steroid inhaler is a daily necessity to keep their airways open and help them to breathe. (2019-05-28)
Piedmont Atlanta first in Georgia to offer new minimally invasive treatment for emphysema
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is the first in the state of Georgia to offer a new minimally invasive treatment for emphysema, a severe form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). (2019-05-23)
Smoking unfiltered cigarettes appear to double risk of lung cancer death
People who smoke unfiltered cigarettes are nearly twice as likely to die from lung cancer and 30 percent more likely to die of all causes than those who smoke filtered cigarettes, (2019-05-22)
Rare pulmonary side effects of brigatinib often resolve without treatment discontinuation
'This study shows that [rare pulmonary side effects of brigatinib] can disappear within days despite continued exposure to the drug,' says D. (2019-05-21)
Worst form of black lung disease is on the rise but the cause remains unknown
Progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), the worst form of black lung disease, is rising among coal miners, but the reasons for this trend remain unclear, according to research presented at ATS 2019. (2019-05-20)
Younger miners more likely to die from black lung disease than older generations
Black lung disease and other non-malignant respiratory diseases appear to account for a greater proportion of deaths in younger generations of coal miners. (2019-05-20)
Artificial intelligence system spots lung cancer before radiologists
Artificial intelligence was able to detect malignant lung nodules on low-dose chest computed tomography scans with a performance meeting or exceeding that of expert radiologists, reports a new study from Google and Northwestern Medicine.This deep-learning system provides an automated image evaluation system to enhance the accuracy of early lung cancer diagnosis that could lead to earlier treatment. (2019-05-20)
MedStar Franklin Square to offer new treatment option for qualified emphysema patients
MedStar Franklin Square is the first medical facility in the state to offer endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR), using a new FDA-approved lung valve that is positioned in damaged lung airways without surgery, and allows patients with severe emphysema to breathe easier. (2019-05-20)
New risk scores help physicians provide better care for high-risk pulmonary patients, study finds
Study of more than 17,000 patients finds new laboratory-based method of estimating outcomes for patients with a severe pulmonary disorder that has no cure can help physicians better provide proper care, referrals, and services for patients at the end of life. (2019-05-19)
Bacterial pneumonia predicts ongoing lung problems in infants with acute respiratory FAI
Bacterial pneumonia appears to be linked to ongoing breathing problems in previously healthy infants who were hospitalized in a pediatric intensive care unit for acute respiratory failure. (2019-05-19)
Diabetes linked to numerous cancers in large Chinese study
A new Journal of Diabetes study from China, which has the highest number of people with diabetes among all countries, found that type 2 diabetes was linked with an elevated risk of 11 types of cancer in men and 13 types of cancer in women. (2019-05-09)
The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology and The Lancet Respiratory Medicine: Whole body MRI may help to detect spread of cancers more quickly
Trials with people with newly-diagnosed colorectal and non-small cell lung cancer suggest that whole body MRI could reduce the time it takes to diagnose the stage of cancers. (2019-05-09)
Phage therapy treats patient with drug-resistant bacterial infection
Scientists have used an experimental therapy that relies on bacteria-infecting viruses collected, in part, through HHMI's SEA-PHAGES program to fight a Mycobacterium infection in a 15-year-old girl. (2019-05-08)
KAIST identifies the cause of sepsis-induced lung injury
A KAIST research team succeeded in visualizing pulmonary microcirculation and circulating cells in vivo with a custom-built 3D intravital lung microscopic imaging system. (2019-05-07)
New approach shows regeneration of severely damaged lungs
Researchers have -- for the first time -- demonstrated in a clinically relevant model that severely damaged lungs can be regenerated to meet transplantation criteria. (2019-05-07)
Damaged lungs regenerated in study
A new technique to rehabilitate lungs that are too damaged to be considered for transplant could benefit an increasing population of patients with end-stage lung disease. (2019-05-07)
Everyday stress may boost blood vessel dysfunction in people with depression
Long-term stress has been linked with cardiovascular disease, but for people with depression, researchers say small, everyday stressors may be enough to diminish blood vessel function in otherwise healthy adults. (2019-05-07)
Fitness may affect risk of lung, colorectal cancer and survival likelihood after diagnosis
In a recent CANCER study, adults who were the most fit had the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer. (2019-05-06)
Clinical trial shows promise for increasing lung transplant patients' life expectancy
A new study shows that a potential treatment for ischemia- reperfusion injury is safe for humans. (2019-05-05)
Elderly survivors of three common cancers face persistent risk of brain metastasis
Elderly survivors of breast cancer, lung cancer, and melanoma face risk of brain metastasis later in life, and may require extra surveillance in the years following initial cancer treatment. (2019-05-03)
Food dye, the secret ingredient for 3D printing biocompatible hydrogels with life-like vasculature
Yellow food dye #5 -- a common food additive -- is revealed as the secret ingredient in 3D printing biomaterials with complex physically entangled networks, which characterize biological tissues, according to a new report. (2019-05-02)
Rates of physician-patient discussions about lung cancer screening very low and declining
Low rates of physician-patient discussions about lung cancer screening have declined further since 2012 and were not associated with current smokers' intents or attempts to quit smoking. (2019-04-25)
Lung cancer under-recognized in people who have never smoked
Lung cancer in people who have never smoked is more common than most people think, and on the rise. (2019-04-25)
New rules for lung transplants lead to unintended consequences
A recent policy change in allocating donor lungs has had several unintended consequences, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-04-23)
BU, Johnson & Johnson Innovation alliance: Immune system boost could prevent lung cancer
BU, Johnson & Johnson Innovation alliance: why an immune system boost could prevent lung cancer (2019-04-23)
COPD and type 2 diabetes
COPD and type 2 diabetes are two highly prevalent global health conditions associated with high mortality and morbidity. (2019-04-23)
Biologists design new molecules to help stall lung cancer
University of Texas at Dallas scientists have demonstrated that the growth rate of the majority of lung cancer cells relates directly to the availability of a crucial oxygen-metabolizing molecule called heme. (2019-04-23)
A deep-learning model may help predict lung cancer survival and outcomes
A deep-learning model developed using serial image scans of tumors from patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) predicted treatment response and survival outcomes better than standard clinical parameters. (2019-04-22)
Video plus brochure helps patients make lung cancer scan decision
A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in addition to an informational brochure increased patients' knowledge and reduced conflicted feelings about whether to undergo the scan more than the informational brochure alone, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-04-19)
Researchers use gene editing with CRISPR to treat lethal lung diseases before birth
Using CRISPR gene editing, a team has thwarted a lethal lung disease, in an animal model, in which a harmful mutation causes death within hours after birth. (2019-04-17)
Bacteria-infecting viruses exacerbate chronic infections in cystic fibrosis
A study of samples from 92 patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) has revealed that certain bacteriophages -- viruses that infect bacteria -- worsen the severity of bacterial infections associated with the disorder. (2019-04-17)
In lung disease, crackling and wheezing can be more than just a sign of sickness
Doctors know they're the sounds of lung problems, but it turns out they might be more than symptoms--crackling and wheezing could be the sounds of a disease progressing, a University of Michigan researcher has found. (2019-04-15)
Some patients with imminently fatal cancer still receive treatment
Patients who died within one month of being newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the United States received ineffective surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy. (2019-04-15)
Diesel exhaust filtered of its tiny particles may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment
Air pollution from diesel engines may worsen allergy-induced lung impairment more when tiny particles are filtered from the exhaust than when they are not, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-04-12)
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