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More severe OSA leads to higher blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension
In patients with high blood pressure resistant to treatment who also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), the more severe their OSA, the higher their blood pressure, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-09-13)
New drug target discovered for the lung disease PAH
Study suggests that targeting an 'Eyes Absent' protein could lead to better medicine for treating PAH, a deadly lung disease. (2019-09-12)
Identification of new populations of immune cells in the lungs
In an article published in Nature Communications, the Immunophysiology Laboratory of the GIGA Institute, headed by Prof. (2019-09-03)
Testing and family screening lacking among young victims of sudden cardiac arrest
Less than 4% of relatives of young cardiac arrest victims receive information on family screening that could prevent further deaths, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-09-01)
New guidance on potentially fatal blood clots published today
The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines on acute pulmonary embolism are published online today in European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. (2019-08-31)
New ATS Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosing fungal infections
The American Thoracic Society has published an official clinical guideline on laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections in pulmonary and critical care medicine in the Society's Aug. (2019-08-30)
Inflammation triggers silent mutation to cause deadly lung disease, Stanford study shows
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that inflammation in the lungs of rats, triggered by something as simple as the flu, may wake up a silent genetic defect that causes sudden onset cases of pulmonary hypertension, a deadly form of high blood pressure in the lungs. (2019-08-29)
ATS publishes clinical guideline on obesity hypoventilation syndrome
The American Thoracic Society has published an official clinical guideline on the evaluation and management of obesity hypoventilation syndrome in the Society's Aug. (2019-08-01)
Smoking impedes embolization treatment in lungs
Smoking reduces the chances of a successful procedure to treat blood vessel abnormalities in the lungs, according to a new study. (2019-07-30)
Worrisome increase in some medical scans during pregnancy
Use of medical imaging during pregnancy increased significantly in the United States, a new study has found, with nearly a four-fold rise over the last two decades in the number of women undergoing computed tomography (CT) scans, which expose mothers and fetuses to radiation. (2019-07-24)
Ivacaftor may reduce common infections in patients with CF
Patients with cystic fibrosis who take ivacaftor appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-07-19)
Strong family relationships may help with asthma outcomes for children
Positive family relationships might help youth to maintain good asthma management behaviors even in the face of difficult neighborhood conditions, according to a new Northwestern University study. (2019-07-18)
Shaky scaffold changes lung infrastructure
Researchers identify changes in enzymes that may contribute to lung damage in rare genetic disorder. (2019-07-17)
Finger-prick blood test could safely reduce antibiotic use in patients with COPD
A simple finger-prick blood test could help prevent unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics for people with the lung condition chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study by researchers from Cardiff University, University of Oxford and King's College London. (2019-07-11)
Reducing overtesting in the emergency department could save millions
A new study finds there's excessive imaging testing being performed in the emergency department. (2019-06-27)
Scientists developing way to help premature babies breathe easier
Researchers suggest a possible cell-based therapy to stimulate lung development in fragile premature infants who suffer from a rare condition called Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), which in the most severe cases can lead to lifelong breathing problems and even death. (2019-06-26)
New research hopes to identify individuals at risk of clinically significant COPD
New research from UAB provides evidence, for the first time, to continue using the criteria set by major respiratory societies for the diagnosis of airflow obstruction and COPD. (2019-06-25)
Earlier diagnosis and treatment assessment of tuberculosis achieved with pet/ct
Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2019 Annual Meeting shows that molecular imaging with 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) can evaluate tuberculosis at the molecular level, effectively identifying diseased areas and guiding treatment for patients. (2019-06-24)
The pressure difference and vortex flow of blood in the heart chambers may signal heart dysfunction
Japanese scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Teikyo University of Science, and Juntendo University have found -- in animal studies -- a close relationship between vortex flow and pressure differences in the ventricles, or lower chambers, of the heart. (2019-06-21)
Researchers find cause of rare, fatal disease that turns babies' lips and skin blue
Scientists used a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9 to generate mice that faithfully mimic a fatal respiratory disorder in newborn infants that turns their lips and skin blue. (2019-06-19)
Inhaling air pollution-like irritant alters defensive heart-lung reflex for hypertension
Using a rat model for high blood pressure (hypertension), a common chronic cardiovascular condition, a University of South Florida team found that preexisting hypertension altered normal reflexes in the lungs to affect autonomic regulation of the heart when an irritant mimicking air pollution was inhaled. (2019-06-18)
Researchers question implanting IVC filters on prophylactic basis before bariatric surgery
Temple's Dr. Riyaz Bashir led a research team that sought to compare the outcomes associated with patients receiving prophylactic inferior vena cava filters (IVCF) prior to bariatric surgery to those who did not receive IVCFs. (2019-06-17)
Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease
In the first Mendelian randomization study to look at this, researchers have found evidence that excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases (rather than just being associated with it). (2019-06-13)
Preventive drug therapy may increase right-sided heart failure risk in patients who receive heart devices
Patients treated preemptively with drugs to reduce the risk of right-sided heart failure after heart device implantation may experience the opposite effect and develop heart failure and post-operative bleeding more often than patients not receiving the drugs. (2019-06-11)
Xpert Ultra test for diagnosing TB now included in Cochrane Review
Tuberculosis causes more deaths globally than any other infectious disease and is a top 10 cause of death worldwide. (2019-06-10)
The nicotine in e-cigarettes appears to impair mucus clearance
E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-06-07)
Breathing in black carbon from polluted air linked to alterations in lung blood vessels
Evidence that breathing in tiny particles of black carbon, typically a result of burning diesel, is linked to an increased volume of peripheral, smaller blood vessels in the lungs has been observed for the first time in new research published in the European Respiratory Journal. (2019-06-05)
Occupational hazards account for more than one in ten people with range of lung diseases
More than 1 in 10 people with a range of non-cancerous lung diseases may be sick as a result of inhaling vapors, gas, dust or fumes at work, according to a joint American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society statement published in the ATS's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-05-31)
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)
African-Americans with COPD appear less likely to use pulmonary rehab
African-American patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, are less likely to participate in pulmonary rehabilitation programs than white patients, even when there are programs nearby. (2019-05-21)
Long-term use of benralizumab appears safe, effective for severe asthma
Patients with severe eosinophilic asthma, who participated in three different Phase 3 trials of benralizumab (brand name Fasenra) and then enrolled in a long-term trial of the drug's efficacy and safety, continued to experience fewer exacerbations and improved pulmonary function and quality of life. (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)
Cardiac MRI may lead to targeted PAH therapy
Patients at greatest risk of dying from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) may be identified through cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the information the noninvasive scan provides about the functional level of the heart's right ventricle. (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)
Tumor-suppressing protein may be novel target in PAH therapy
In addition to suppressing tumors, the protein tuberous sclerosis complex 2 (TSC2) may play a role in preventing or treating pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). (2019-05-19)
Study proposes new standards for safely performing 'Brazilian butt lift'
A new anatomic study highlights critical technical issues to ensure safe performance of the increasingly popular 'Brazilian butt lift' -- a procedure using the patient's own fat to augment and improve the appearance of the buttocks. (2019-05-16)
Home-based cardiac rehabilitation is an option to overcome barriers of traditional cardiac rehabilitation
Home-based cardiac rehabilitation may be an option for many who would benefit from cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or other heart procedure but can't attend medical center-based programs. (2019-05-13)
Significant unmet mental health care needs exist in current and former smokers with COPD
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published new information that stresses the need for increased mental health care for current and former smokers, especially those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (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)
Lung cancer: Less invasive surgery for faster recovery
Every day, 78 Canadians receive a diagnosis of lung cancer, the most deadly form of cancer. (2019-05-04)
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