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Pulmonary embolism and COVID-19
Researchers at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit say early diagnosis of a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs led to swifter treatment intervention in COVID-19 patients. (2020-06-02)
COVID-19 patients who undergo surgery are at increased risk of postoperative death
Patients are at increased risk of dying after surgery if they contract COVID-19. (2020-05-29)
Stem cells from placental amniotic membrane slow lung scarring in pulmonary fibrosis
In a study released today in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine (SCTM), researchers show for the first time how stem cells collected from human amniotic membrane can slow the progression of scarring in pulmonary fibrosis. (2020-05-26)
Lungs of deceased COVID-19 patients show distinctive features
In a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), senior author, Steven J. (2020-05-21)
Modified clinical trial protocol created in response to urgency of COVID-19 pandemic
A new paper published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society describes a nimble, pragmatic and rigorous multicenter clinical trial design to meet urgent community needs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. (2020-05-19)
High rate of blood clots in COVID-19
COVID-19 is associated with a high incidence of venous thromboembolism, blood clots in the venous circulation, according to a study conducted by researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), UK. (2020-05-19)
'Pivotal' trial results display favorable outcomes for use of TPV device
A percutaneous transcatheter therapy for congenital heart disease (CHD) patients with severe pulmonary regurgitation (PR) has been slow to materialize, in comparison to transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) therapy for a dysfunctional surgical RV-PA conduit which was first implanted twenty years ago as the Melody TPV. (2020-05-15)
Ten-year results display strong safety and efficacy profile for TPV device
Ten-year follow-up results of the US Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Trial of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) were presented today during the SCAI 2020 Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference. (2020-05-15)
Is pulmonary rehab after hospitalization for COPD associated with better survival?
Claims data for nearly 200,000 Medicare patients were used to examine the association between starting pulmonary rehabilitation within 90 days of being hospitalized for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and survival after one year. (2020-05-12)
Blood thinners may improve survival among hospitalized COVID-19 patients
Research could change standard of care protocols to prevent clotting associated with coronavirus. (2020-05-06)
Ohio State's Mehta leads AHA statement on cardiovascular disease in pregnancy
A new statement issued today by the American Heart Association emphasizes the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to the management of cardiovascular disease during pregnancy and outlines heart care before, during and after pregnancy. (2020-05-04)
LSU Health study suggests nicotine exposure alone leads to pulmonary hypertension
A study conducted at LSU Health New Orleans has shown for the first time that chronic exposure to inhaled nicotine alone increases blood pressure in both the body's general circulation and in the lungs that can lead to pulmonary hypertension. (2020-05-01)
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)
RSNA AI challenge breaks new ground
An unprecedented collaboration among two medical societies and over 60 volunteer neuroradiologists has resulted in the generation of the largest public collection of expert-annotated brain hemorrhage CT images, according to a report published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. (2020-04-29)
Clinicians treating COVID-19 say don't rush to try novel therapies
Intensivists caution against the use of premature novel therapies in lieu of traditional critical care principles in patients with COVID-19 in a recent correspondence letter in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. (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)
New research highlights blood clot dangers of COVID-19
A special report published today in the journal Radiology outlines prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complications stemming from blood clots in patients with COVID-19. (2020-04-23)
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)
First official ATS practice guidelines for Sarcoidosis cover diagnosis and detection
New guidance is available for physicians who must go through a number of steps to provide a probable diagnosis of sarcoidosis -- an inflammatory disease that affects the lungs, lymph glands, and other organs. (2020-04-20)
/LAMA combination therapy more effective for COPD patients with exercise intolerance
Clinicians grappling with the pharmacologic management of COPD in patients complaining of exercise intolerance or dyspnea now have new guidance. (2020-04-14)
Rates of pulmonary complications drastically reduced with newer drug
A team of researchers at Michigan Medicine found the drug sugammadex was associated with significantly reduced rates of pulmonary complications following surgery. (2020-04-08)
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)
Clinical trial to assess potential treatment for COVID-19-related respiratory failure
A team of physician-scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are now enrolling patients in a clinical trial to evaluate a common anti-clotting drug for the treatment of COVID-19-positive patients with ARDS. (2020-04-06)
Rivaroxaban superior to heparin in preventing blood clots after common orthopedic surgeries
The direct oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban dramatically cut the likelihood of serious venous thromboembolism (VTE) in people recovering from lower limb orthopedic surgery requiring immobilization in comparison with enoxaparin, another anticoagulant agent, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-30)
Oral apixaban as good as dalteparin for treating cancer-associated clots
For people with cancer, the oral blood thinner apixaban is at least as effective as dalteparin, a low molecular weight heparin given by injection, in preventing a repeat venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clot, with no excess in major bleeding events, according to Phase 3 trial results presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-30)
Some COVID-19 patients still have coronavirus after symptoms disappear
In a new study, researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared. (2020-03-27)
A gene defect associated with a severe canine lung disease identified
A severe hereditary lung disease has been described in Finnish Airedale Terriers with a failure to thrive during the first days of lives. (2020-03-25)
Bacterial protein fragment kills lung cells in pulmonary fibrosis, study finds
A bacterial protein fragment instigates lung tissue death in pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious disease affecting millions of people worldwide, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mie University in Japan. (2020-03-24)
UK study highlights importance of spirometry in diagnosing COPD
A UK study of patients participating in low-dose CT lung cancer screening highlights the importance of spirometry (breathing tests) in the assessment of possible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and demonstrates that over-reliance on radiological changes alone may result in detection of clinically insignificant disease. (2020-03-13)
Validating a better way to stratify BPD risk in vulnerable newborns
Factoring in the total number of days that extremely preterm infants require supplemental oxygen and tracking this metric for weeks longer than usual improves clinicians' ability to predict respiratory outcomes according to bronchopulmonary dysplasia severity, finds research led by Children's National Hospital. (2020-03-11)
Lung diseases linked to higher rheumatoid arthritis risk
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were each associated with increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis in a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. (2020-03-04)
Inhalation therapy shows promise against pulmonary fibrosis in mice, rats
A new study shows that lung stem cell secretions -- specifically exosomes and secretomes -- delivered via nebulizer, can help repair lung injuries due to multiple types of pulmonary fibrosis in mice and rats. (2020-02-28)
Scientists discover three genes associated with fatal lung disease
Researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham have discovered parts of the DNA that put some people at higher risk of an incurable lung disease called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). (2020-02-28)
AJR: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) imaging features overlap with SARS and MERS
Although COVID-19's imaging features are variable and nonspecific, the findings thus far do show ''significant overlap'' with those of severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle East respiratory syndrome. (2020-02-28)
Specific gut bacteria may be associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension
Researchers have found a specific bacterial profile in the gut of people with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a chronic and progressive disease that causes constriction of arteries in the lungs. (2020-02-24)
Weight gain associated with accelerated lung function decline in adulthood
Lung function declines naturally over the course of the human lifespan. (2020-02-24)
Traditional biomass stoves shown to cause lung inflammation
Traditional stoves that burn biomass materials and are not properly ventilated, which are widely used in developing nations where cooking is done indoors, have been shown to significantly increase indoor levels of harmful PM2.5 (miniscule atmospheric particulates) and carbon monoxide (CO) and to stimulate biological processes that cause lung inflammation and may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2020-02-21)
Research team tackles superbug infections with novel therapy
Superbug infections kill 35,000 people in the US annually. A team of researchers has found that a treatment known as AB569 kills pseudomonas aeruginosa in humanized cells in mouse models. (2020-02-20)
Scientists may have a way to let preemies breath easier
The continuing epidemic of pre-term births includes this stark reality: tiny, fragile babies are born with underdeveloped lungs and prone to lifelong respiratory infections and related chronic illnesses. (2020-02-18)
Research suggests no difference in morning versus evening dosing for warfarin
Patients taking warfarin to reduce the risk of stroke and pulmonary embolisms are often advised to take the medication in the evening. (2020-02-18)
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