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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)
Researchers find new role for dopamine in gene transcription and cell proliferation
A joint group of researchers at the George Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh have found that dopamine and the dopamine D2 receptor modulate expression via the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. (2019-11-14)
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology publish new joint 2019 Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults with High Blood Pressure
Outlines 22, 2019 new measures for the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (HBP), including 6 performance measures, 6 process quality measures and 10 structural quality measures. (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)
Women with preeclampsia may be at greater risk for cardiac conditions later in life
Women who have gestational hypertension or preeclampsia in at least one pregnancy will have higher cardiovascular risk than women without such a history, and that this elevated risk persists at least into their 60s. (2019-11-11)
Liver-chip predicts the toxicity of drug candidates across species
Researchers have created a 'Liver-Chip' using Organs-on-Chips technology that can predict and characterize the liver toxicity of various drug candidates and compounds in rats, dogs, and humans. (2019-11-06)
FOCUS may lower PE diagnosis in ED patients with suspected PE and abnormal vitals
Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) performed by emergency physicians with advanced training in emergency ultrasound may significantly lower the likelihood of the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) in most patients who are suspected of PE and have abnormal vital signs. (2019-11-06)
Black and elderly patients less likely to receive lung cancer treatments
Only about 6 in 10 lung cancer patients in the United States receive the minimal lung cancer treatments recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-11-01)
Here's something that will raise your blood pressure
The apelin receptor (APJ) has been presumed to play an important role in the contraction of blood vessels involved in blood pressure regulation. (2019-11-01)
Reversed halo signs manifest in septic pulmonary embolism due to IV drug use
According to an article published ahead-of-print in the January 2020 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), reversed halo signs were frequently observed on the chest CT scans of patients with IV substance use disorder-related septic pulmonary embolism. (2019-11-01)
Common early sign of cardiovascular disease also may indicate cancer risk, study finds
A Mayo Clinic-led study involving 488 cardiac patients whose cases were followed for up to 12 years finds that microvascular endothelial dysfunction, a common early sign of cardiovascular disease, is associated with a greater than twofold risk of cancer. (2019-10-31)
Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging publishes special report on vaping
Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging has published a special report on lung injury resulting from the use of electronic cigarettes, or 'vaping.' Researchers aim to raise awareness among radiologists and other medical professionals on how to identify e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury. (2019-10-31)
Crimped or straight? Lung fiber shape influences elasticity
Stiff collagen and stretchy elastin fibers packed together in rows allow the respiratory system to stretch and snap back into shape. (2019-10-28)
Not all hypertension drugs are created equal, reports big-data study
For those with extremely high blood pressure, or hypertension, there are many initial medication options -- so many that it can be hard to know which one to use. (2019-10-25)
How much cardiovascular disease among black adults is attributable to hypertension?
Estimating the proportion of cardiovascular disease (CVD) cases among black adults associated with hypertension was the focus of this observational study. (2019-10-23)
Bed time is the best time to take blood pressure medication
People with high blood pressure who take all their anti-hypertensive medication in one go at bedtime have better controlled blood pressure and a significantly lower risk of death or illness caused by heart or blood vessel problems, compared to those who take their medication in the morning, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal. (2019-10-22)
Is there evidence of the 'immigrant health paradox' among Arab Americans?
In a study published in the Journal of American Public Health, researchers find little evidence of the 'immigrant health paradox' among Arab American immigrants living in California. (2019-10-17)
A higher resolution image of human lung development
Researchers at CHLA provide clearer picture of how lungs develop and discover novel markers to differentiate populations of lung cells implicated in lung diseases of premature babies. (2019-10-17)
High levels of chronic stress linked to high blood pressure in African-Americans
African-Americans who reported high levels of chronic stress developed high blood pressure more than people who reported low stress levels. (2019-10-16)
Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. (2019-10-16)
E-cigarettes: 5 things to know
A practice article about e-cigarettes provides a quick reference on the use of these electronic nicotine delivery systems published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-10-15)
More aggressive blood pressure control benefits brains of older adults
The UConn Health study followed 199 hypertension patients 75 years of age and older for 3 years. (2019-10-15)
CF patients experience improved lung health with lumacaftor-ivacaftor but with caveats
In adolescent and adult patients with cystic fibrosis taking lumacaftor-ivacaftor (ORKAMBI®), the combination drug appears to improve lung function and body weight and reduce the need for intravenous antibiotic treatment, according to a French study published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-10-11)
Viagra shows promise for use in bone marrow transplants
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have demonstrated a new, rapid method to obtain donor stem cells for bone marrow transplants using a combination of Viagra and a second drug called Plerixafor. (2019-10-10)
Uncorrected congenital heart disease may lead to increased risks in pregnant women
Pregnant women with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have not had surgery to repair their cardiac condition are more likely to experience cardiac events or maternal death, especially those with certain conditions in emerging countries, according to a study published Oct. (2019-10-09)
Online patient portal usage linked to higher rates of flu shots, blood pressure checks
Patients who use online platforms connected to their health records are more likely to take preventative health measures. (2019-10-08)
How common is high blood pressure among children worldwide?
This study, called a review and meta-analysis, combined the results of 47 articles published from 1994 to 2018 to estimate worldwide how common high blood pressure is among children and adolescents age 19 and younger. (2019-10-07)
Treating pulmonary embolism: How safe and effective are new devices?
A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association identifies the risks and benefits of novel interventional devices compared to anticoagulation alone in the treatment of patients with pulmonary embolism. (2019-10-04)
High fiber diet associated with reduced CV risk in hypertension, type 2 diabetes patients
Patients with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes who consume a high fiber diet had improvement in their blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting glucose, according to a study presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Middle East Conference 2019 together with the 10th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress. (2019-10-03)
Study: Ibrutinib linked to high blood pressure and other heart problems
Over half of people prescribed the targeted blood cancer-fighting drug ibrutinib developed new or worsened high blood pressure within six months of starting the medication, according to a new study published online today in Blood. (2019-10-03)
Uncovering new therapeutic targets for airway inflammation in sickle cell disease
A new study by De, Agrawal, Morrone et al, challenges the common notion that airway in-flammation in Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is secondary to asthma, even though the two disor-ders often coexist. (2019-10-01)
Women with asthma appear more likely to have lower levels of testosterone
Women with asthma appear more likely to have lower levels of 'free' (not attached to proteins) testosterone than women who do not have asthma, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-09-30)
First-time pregnancy complications linked to increased risk of hypertension later in life
Women who experience complications such as preterm births and preeclampsia during their first pregnancy are nearly twice more likely than women without complications to develop high blood pressure later in life -- some as quickly as 3 years later, according to a new study of more than 4,000 women. (2019-09-30)
Wrist-worn step trackers accurate in predicting patient health outcomes
in a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, found that steps measured through a step tracker worn on the wrist can be used to estimate exercise capacity and determine the health status of patients, rather than the standardized 6-minute walk distance test, which is usually conducted in a clinical setting. (2019-09-29)
Nintedanib slows progression for broad range of scarring lung diseases
Nintedanib, a medication approved for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, slows the decline in lung function among patients with a broad range of scarring lung diseases. (2019-09-29)
Salt shakers should carry tobacco-style health warning, say experts
Salt sold in supermarkets and salt shakers in restaurants should be required to carry a front-of-pack, tobacco-style health warning, according to The World Hypertension League and leading international health organisations. (2019-09-27)
Researchers discover new, treatable pathway known to cause hypertension in obese people
There's no question that as body weight increases, so too does blood pressure. (2019-09-26)
People living near green spaces are at lower risk of metabolic syndrome
A study analyses for the first time the relation between long-term exposure to residential green spaces and a cluster of conditions that include obesity and hypertension. (2019-09-26)
Gum disease linked with higher risk of hypertension
People with gum disease (periodontitis) have a greater likelihood of high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a study published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-09-24)
Study identifies cardiovascular toxicities associated with ibrutinib
After a recent study showed that chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients who received ibrutinib as a frontline treatment had a 7% death rate, a new study offers a clearer picture on the reasons for the deaths. (2019-09-23)
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