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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Drug Does Not Significantly Reduce Duration of Mechanical Ventilation for COPD Patients

Feb. 2, 2016 — Among mechanically ventilated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and metabolic alkalosis, administration of the respiratory stimulant acetazolamide did not significantly ... read more

Lung Health Study Helps Determine to Prevalance of Lung Disease in Adults in Malawi

Feb. 1, 2016 — A lung health study has helped to determine the prevalence of lung disease among adults in Malawi. The work highlights the extent to which people living in Malawi are exposed to smoke from household ... read more

In Lung Cancer, Not All HER2 Alterations Are Created Equal

Jan. 28, 2016 — Study shows two distinct causes of HER2 activation in lung cancer: mutation of the gene and amplification of the gene. In patient samples of lung adenocarcinoma, 3 percent were found to have HER2 ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease, according to new ... read more

Women at Higher Risk to Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Jan. 19, 2016 — Researchers have a new diagnostic method been able to show that the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease could be twice as high for women as it is for men. This means that being a ... read more

New Biomarkers for Improved Treatment of Severe Heart And Lung Disease

Jan. 18, 2016 — New blood biomarkers reflecting vasoreactivity in lung blood vessels of patients with heart- and lung disease, can lead to simplified diagnostics and better evaluation of treatment for patients with ... read more

Jan. 15, 2016 — A key component of the pathogenesis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a devastating and sometimes fatal lung disease that affects premature infants, has been uncovered by ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — Lung tumors can be accurately imaged by a method that combines the best aspects of two existing imaging ... read more

Cellular Protein Shredder Is Impaired by Cigarette Smoke and in COPD Patients

Jan. 13, 2016 — Cigarette smoke reduces the activity of the immunoproteasome, researchers have shown for the first time. In addition, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) display reduced ... read more

Researchers Further Illuminate Pathway for Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis

Jan. 12, 2016 — New research findings add further clarity to a question that has polarized the cystic fibrosis (CF) research community. It is well established that people with cystic fibrosis have two faulty copies ... read more

Treatment for Severe Emphysema Improves Exercise Capacity

Jan. 12, 2016 — In preliminary research for patients with severe emphysema, a minimally invasive intervention involving the implantation of coils in the lungs with an endoscope resulted in improved exercise capacity ... read more

Stage Increase in Lung Cancer More Frequent After Open Vs. Closed Thoracic Surgery

Jan. 11, 2016 — An increase in the stage of non-small cell lung cancer due to cancer positive lymph node discovery was more common following open chest surgery for lung lobe removal of early stage lung cancer ... read more

Researchers Find Shared Molecular Response to Tobacco Smoke, Indoor Air Pollution

Jan. 11, 2016 — Exposure to certain household air pollutants may cause some of the same molecular changes as smoking cigarettes, report scientists. The study, conducted on non-smoking women living in rural China who ... read more

Genetic Variation Linked to Respiratory Disease

Jan. 7, 2016 — Genetic mutations in a protein associated with asthma can affect a person’s susceptibility to a variety of lung diseases -- and could lead to new treatments -- researchers have ... read more

Smokers Diagnosed With Pneumonia Found to Have Higher Risk of Lung Cancer

Jan. 7, 2016 — Screening heavy smokers admitted to the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia could facilitate the early diagnosis of lung cancer and thereby reduce the incidence of mortality, a new report ... read more

Long-Term Ozone Exposure Increases Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome Risks in Critically Ill

Jan. 7, 2016 — Critically ill patients who are exposed to higher daily levels of ozone are more likely to develop acute respiratory disease syndrome, according to a new ... read more

Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Finds Lung Function Without Additional Imaging

Jan. 6, 2016 — A clinical trial is evaluating a new method for pinpointing and sparing healthy lung tissue during lung cancer radiotherapy. The group is applying advanced image analysis techniques to 4D CT scans ... read more

Statins Could Be Effective Against Small Cell Lung Cancer

Jan. 6, 2016 — Researchers have found that statins could be an effective therapeutic against metastatic small cell lung cancer. The study of 876 late-stage SCLC patients, showed that statins, a class of drugs ... read more

Commensal Bacteria Regulate Immune Cells in Lungs to Produce Proteins for Host Defense

Jan. 5, 2016 — The human body contains approximately ten times as many bacterial cells as human cells. Known as commensal bacteria, they exist in a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship with their human ... read more

Three Hits to Fight Lung Cancer

Jan. 4, 2016 — Cancers with KRAS-related gene mutations might benefit from a triple therapy with two experimental drugs plus radiation therapy, a new study in mice has ... read more

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