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NTM infections on the rise nationally; women and elderly most affected
The number of people newly infected each year and the number of people living with nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease appears to be increasing, especially among women and those 65 and older, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-12-13)
Entrectinib effective, well-tolerated against ROS1 and NTRK lung cancers, especially with brain metastases
Pooled analysis of three phase 1 and 2 clinical trials show that the drug entrectinib is effective and well-tolerated against advanced ROS1 and NTRK fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC). (2019-12-13)
Following the lizard lung labyrinth
Birds and mammals are on extreme ends of the airflow spectrum. (2019-12-13)
Antiarrhythmic drug identified as potential treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension
High blood pressure in the lungs, known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), is a potentially fatal disease caused by obstruction of blood flow in the lungs. (2019-12-12)
Novel respiratory cell changes identified from cigarette smoke exposure
Cigarette smoking changes the types of cells that are present in the respiratory track and some biological processes necessary for detoxification of cigarette smoke are restricted to specific types of cells. (2019-12-11)
High doses of vitamin D for critically ill patients yield minimal benefit
A major study conducted by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network into whether high doses of vitamin D can improve health outcomes for critically ill patients has concluded that such supplements do not reduce mortality or improve other non-fatal outcomes. (2019-12-11)
Criteria for clinical trials might be too strict, needlessly excluding patients
Federal regulations may keep lung cancer patients out of clinical trials simply because these patients are on medications that might affect the electrical system of the heart. (2019-12-10)
Planning for future care may be linked to longer survival in terminally ill patients
Sharing preferences for end of life care, known as advance care planning, may be linked to longer survival in terminally ill patients, suggests the first study of its kind, published online in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. (2019-12-10)
Study finds wide county-level variation in rates of surgery for early-stage lung cancer
A new study finds more than two-fold differences between counties with the lowest and highest rates of surgery for patients with early stage lung cancer, with socioeconomic and healthcare delivery factors contributing to the gap. (2019-12-05)
Using lungs from increased-risk donors expands donor pool, maintains current survival rates
Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that using lungs from donors who are considered high risk for certain infectious diseases compared to standard risk donors results in similar one-year survival for recipients. (2019-12-05)
Depression affects one-third of lung cancer patients
About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests. (2019-12-04)
Lung images of twins with asthma add to understanding of the disease
In a case study published today, researchers used a specialized MRI technique in a set of twins with asthma. (2019-12-04)
AI helps find signs of heart disease on lung cancer screens
Artificial intelligence (AI) provides an automated and accurate tool to measure a common marker of heart disease in patients getting chest CT scans for lung cancer screening, according to a new study. (2019-12-03)
New approach to treating cystic fibrosis could lower risk of lung transplants and death
A new approach to treating people with cystic fibrosis (CF) has been shown to reduce inflammation, which has the potential to reduce the need for lung transplants and lower the risk of death. (2019-12-03)
RSNA 2019 presents session on lung injury from vaping
E-cigarette use is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 9 million adults in the US use e-cigarettes, and vaping has become especially popular among teens. (2019-12-02)
A lifeline for leaky lung cells
Leaky lungs are a very common side effect of heart failure, but all currently available drugs do is reduce the amount of fluid in the body, rather than plug the leak itself. (2019-12-02)
Researchers find protein promotes cancer, suppresses anti-tumor immunity
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found that a protein involved in immune response to microbes, TBK1, also can fuel cancer development and suppress immune response to the disease. (2019-12-02)
Inadequacies in current early-stage lung cancer treatment revealed
Researchers from Tohoku University and Tohoku University Hospital have revealed why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stages of lung cancer. (2019-11-27)
Secretome of pleural effusions associated with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and malignant...
Cryopreserved cell-free PE fluid from 101 NSCLC patients, 8 mesothelioma and 13 with benign PE was assayed for a panel of 40 cytokines/chemokines using the Luminex system. (2019-11-22)
New type of e-cigarette vaping injury described in CMAJ
A research case report describing lung injury related to e-cigarette use in a 17-year-old Canadian may be the first documented case of a new form of damage from vaping products. (2019-11-21)
Researchers discover how lungs cells respond to bacteria
Researchers have discovered that TRM cells tell surrounding lung cells to send out a signal to recruit bacteria killers called neutrophils. (2019-11-21)
Germ-free lungs of newborn mice are partially protected against hyperoxia
Researchers have used a novel and first-of-its-kind newborn mouse model to study the effect of high oxygen concentrations, or hyperoxia, on lung development of newborn mice that are germ-free -- meaning no microbes colonizing their lungs. (2019-11-21)
Evidence in mice that childhood asthma is influenced by the neurotransmitter dopamine
Neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine communicate with T cells to enhance allergic inflammation in the lungs of young mice but not older mice, researchers report Nov. (2019-11-19)
Patients treated outside NCI centers less likely to receive high-cost lung cancer drugs
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that while the use of new, high-cost lung cancer drugs rose 27 percent from 2007 to 2015, they are not used equally in all places, with all patients. (2019-11-19)
New advances in the treatment of advanced lung cancer
The University of Barcelona (UB) and Hospital Clínic de Barcelona collaborate with Boehringer Ingelheim Inc. to improve the efficiency of nintedanib, an antiangiogenic and antifibrotic drug, for the treatment of lung cancer. (2019-11-19)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension targeted for new treatment by Sheffield scientists
Scientists at the University of Sheffield, working in collaboration with drug and vaccine developer Kymab Ltd, Cambridge, have identified a novel antibody that has the potential to become a new treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). (2019-11-15)
Yale study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung
A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the disease. (2019-11-15)
Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model
Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. (2019-11-14)
Discovery: New biomarker for cancer stem cells
A University of Houston College of Pharmacy associate professor has discovered a new biomarker in cancer stem cells that govern cancer survival and spread, and it's raising hope that drug discovery to kill cancer stem cells could follow suit. (2019-11-13)
ELeCt-ing a better candidate for chemo delivery
Chemo drugs are notoriously toxic, in part because so little of the drug actually gets to its target organ, requiring high doses. (2019-11-13)
Inhaled immunosuppressant may increase survival, pulmonary function after lung transplant
University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers found that lung transplant recipients who had early signs of organ rejection could increase their chances of survival by inhaling a liposomal form of the immunosuppression drug cyclosporine through an investigational nebulizer. (2019-11-13)
New diagnostic criteria proposed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
More than 100 of the nation's leading pulmonologists have proposed new criteria for diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (2019-11-12)
Deep learning assists in detecting malignant lung cancers
Radiologists assisted by deep-learning based software were better able to detect malignant lung cancers on chest X-rays, according to new researched. (2019-11-12)
Getting cancer drugs to the brain is difficult -- but a new 'road map' might make it easie
Purdue University scientists have provided the first comprehensive characterization of both the blood-brain and blood-tumor barriers in brain metastases of lung cancer, which will serve as a road map for treatment development. (2019-11-12)
Research points to possible target to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF
In a study of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, recruited monocyte-derived macrophages with increased flux in their mevalonate pathway were able induce lung fibrosis in a mouse model without prior lung injury. (2019-11-12)
Life-threatening lung inflammation linked to vaping in 16-year-old
The fluid in e-cigarettes may cause a potentially life threatening lung inflammation in those who are susceptible, warn doctors in the Archives of Disease in Childhood after treating a teenage boy with respiratory failure linked to vaping. (2019-11-11)
Best practice treatment guidelines help doctors identify, treat vaping-associated lung injuries
As the outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with e-cigarettes, or vaping, continues to spread across the US, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City have effectively developed a best practice treatment guide to quickly identify and treat patients who develop the new and potentially fatal respiratory injury, according to a new study. (2019-11-08)
Physicians create guide for identifying, treating vaping lung illness
As lung injuries from vaping continue to rise across the United States, physicians developed a new tool to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI). (2019-11-08)
Stem cell transplants used to grow fully functional lungs in mice
Researchers at Columbia University used transplanted stem cells to grow lungs in mice. (2019-11-07)
Vitamin D and Omega 3 supplements do not reduce risk of systemic inflammation
An analysis of the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL) by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital indicates that neither vitamin D nor omega-3s were effective at reducing systemic inflammation. (2019-11-07)
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