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Non-invasive imaging technique valid for identifying small airway disease in lung
Landmark study confirms ability of non-invasive imaging technique to identify early signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2019-03-14)
Pioneering research to deliver person-centred care
Researchers have developed a way to help people with progressive conditions receive better person-centred care. (2019-03-07)
Researchers find window of opportunity for treatment of early cystic fibrosis lung infections
New research from DTU Biosustain and Rigshospitalet suggests that disease-causing microbes in young cystic fibrosis (CF) patients change rapidly within two to three years after first infection. (2019-03-04)
New clues about why non-smokers, as well as smokers, develop chronic lung disease revealed
A group of researchers led by the universities of Leicester and Nottingham has discovered genetic differences that put some people at higher risk than others of developing chronic lung disease. (2019-02-25)
More needs to be done to raise awareness of lung cancer risk in people with COPD
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms, a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. (2019-02-18)
When mucus can be key to treating colon and airway diseases
New research reveals how healthy cells in our bodies produce mucins -- the main component of mucous, which protects our intestine and airway from pathogens, toxins and allergens. (2019-02-01)
Researchers breathe new life into COPD research using mouse models
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers revealed that the immune cells basophils caused emphysema in mice with COPD-like features induced by intranasal administration of elastase. (2019-01-31)
Flu vaccination keeps COPD patients out of the hospital
A new study published in the January issue of CHEST® establishes that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if they develop the flu and demonstrates the beneficial effects of influenza vaccination. (2019-01-23)
Air pollution increases ER visits for breathing problems
As levels of ozone and fine particulate pollution (PM2.5) rise, more patients end up in the ER with breathing problems, according to the largest US study of air pollution and respiratory emergency room visits of patients of all ages. (2019-01-17)
Activated PMN exosomes are pathogenic entities that cause destruction in the COPD lung
Researchers have found a novel, pathogenic entity that is a fundamental link between chronic inflammation and tissue destruction in lungs of patients with COPD. (2019-01-11)
Treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent deadly lung attacks
Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. (2019-01-10)
UC researchers find chronic rhinitis influences hospital readmissions for asthma and COPD patients
Patients hospitalized for either asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of being readmitted for a hospital stay within 30 days of release if they also suffer from chronic rhinitis, according to a trio of researchers at the University of Cincinnati. (2018-12-12)
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issues new guidelines for COPD
NICE makes a 'strong' recommendation that patients with severe COPD be referred for evaluation for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction, including the Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve System. (2018-12-11)
Tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death, serious complications
A new decision tool to help emergency physicians identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are at high risk of serious complications, including death, performs better than current practice, according to a validation study of the Ottawa COPD Risk Scale in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2018-12-03)
Treating COPD patients for anxiety using CBT reduces hospital visits and is cost-effective
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) delivered by respiratory nurses is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. (2018-11-22)
Obesity strongly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in never-smokers
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is much more common among never smoking older women who are morbidly obese (having a body mass index of 40 or higher) than among their female peers in the normal weight range (13.4 percent vs 3.5 percent, respectively). (2018-11-21)
Study: Self-management program for patients with COPD boosts quality of life, cuts rehospitalization
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a program designed to enhance self-care and lead to more seamless management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adults successfully reduced rates of emergency room visits and hospitalization, and the burdensome symptoms and limitations caused by the condition. (2018-11-20)
Less pollution can add a year to the lives of Copenhageners in 2040
If air pollution in the city by 2040 is reduced to the level found in the countryside, approximately one year will be added to the lives of Copenhageners, new research from the University of Copenhagen reveals. (2018-11-19)
Study finds 45 minutes of patient education improves chronic disease management
The Other 45 directed its efforts to an underserved community, noting the population's higher rates of chronic disease coupled with less exposure and access to accurate health information. (2018-11-19)
COPD patients rarely receive pulmonary rehabilitation despite its health benefits
Only a tiny fraction of patients hospitalized for COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program following hospitalization, even though such programs are recommended and Medicare covers their cost, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2018-11-12)
Can scientists change mucus to make it easier to clear, limiting harm to lungs?
For people with conditions such as cystic fibrosis and COPD, mucus can get too thick and sticky; coughing alone can't clear it. (2018-11-12)
Mucus, cough and chronic lung disease: New discoveries
As a cold ends, a severe mucus cough starts. Sound familiar? (2018-10-24)
Effects of smoked marijuana on lung health unknown: More research is needed
Despite the legalization of marijuana on Oct. 17, the long-term effects of smoked cannabis on lung health are unknown and more research is needed, argue authors in a commentary in CMAJ. (2018-10-22)
Benzodiazepines in patients with COPD and PTSD may increase suicide risk
Long-term use of benzodiazepine medications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, as well as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead to increased suicide risk, according to a study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2018-10-12)
Statins show little promise for conditions other than heart disease
Medicines commonly prescribed to reduce people's risk of heart attack may have limited use for treating other diseases, research suggests. (2018-10-08)
Mayo clinic researchers question benefits of long term oxygen therapy in COPD
Long-term oxygen therapy does not decrease the risk for hospitalizations or increase life expectancy for many patients with mild to moderate COPD, but may lower their quality of life, according to Mayo Clinic researchers published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. (2018-10-08)
The urban training intervention increases physical activity in COPD patients
Increasing physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a key strategy -- and a major challenge -- in the fight against this respiratory disorder. (2018-10-05)
Triple dual therapy significantly improves lung function, quality of life in COPD patients
The InforMing the PAthway of COPD Treatment (IMPACT) study was conducted to assess the benefits of triple versus dual therapy in patients with COPD. (2018-10-04)
Every day spent in the hospital, readmission likelihood increases by 2.9 percent in rural cities
Hospital readmissions, cost hospitals about $26 billion annually. Systems like the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) within the Affordable Care Act penalize hospitals with higher readmission rates for targeted diagnoses. (2018-10-01)
Kidney disease biomarker may also be a marker for COPD
A commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2018-09-28)
Cooking with wood or coal is linked to increased risk of respiratory illness and death
Burning wood or coal to cook food is associated with increased risk of hospitalization or dying from respiratory diseases, according to new research conducted in China and published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2018-09-21)
COPD patients suffer fewer respiratory problems if treated with targeted lung denervation
First results from a clinical trial of a procedure to open obstructed airways in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have shown that it significantly reduces problems associated with the disease and is safe. (2018-09-17)
Quick and easy test for viral infections reduces hospital admissions and antibiotic use
A quick and easy test for viral infections can reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and hospital admissions, according to new research presented to the European Respiratory Society International Congress. (2018-09-16)
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)
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