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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

COPD Patients With Psychological Conditions Have Higher Rate of Early Hospital Readmission

Aug. 13, 2015 — People with a psychological condition such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, or alcohol/drug abuse are more likely to be readmitted early into a hospital for complications of chronic obstructive ... read more

Delay in Treatment, Missed Diagnostic Testing Found Among Lung Cancer Patients

July 30, 2015 — Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment, ... read more

Long Telomere Length Associated With Increased Lung Cancer Risk

July 29, 2015 — A large-scale genetic study of the links between telomere length and risk for five common cancers finds that long telomeres are associated with an increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma. No ... read more

Overcoming Why a New Treatment Is Resisted by Lung Cancer

July 29, 2015 — A promising agent for the treatment of cancer has so far had little effect on the most common lung tumours, but new research has suggested how this resistance might be ... read more

July 28, 2015 — A two-step regimen of experimental vaccines against MERS prompted immune responses in mice and rhesus macaques. Vaccinated mice produced broadly neutralizing antibodies against multiple strains of ... read more

Researchers Create Promising New Mouse Model for Lung Injury Repair

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have created a dynamic functional mouse model for lung injury repair, a tool that will help scientists explain the origins of lung disease and provide a system by which new therapies can ... read more

Increased Protein Turnover Contributes to Development of Pulmonary Fibrosis

July 27, 2015 — A new mechanism that contributes to the development of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis has been identified by researchers. They showed that the pathological changes of lung tissue are accompanied by an ... read more

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Small Clinical Trial for Rare Lung Disease

July 20, 2015 — Promising results are coming out of the first clinical trial in the world of a genetically-enhanced stem cell therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension. This rare and deadly disease mainly affects ... read more

Child's Home Address Predicts Hospitalization Risk for Common Respiratory Diseases

July 20, 2015 — Children who require hospitalization for several common respiratory illnesses tend to live in inner-city neighborhoods with less than optimal socioeconomic conditions, according to ... read more

Study Highlights Pneumonia Hospitalizations Among U.S. Adults

July 14, 2015 — Viruses, not bacteria, are the most commonly detected respiratory pathogens in U.S. adults hospitalized with pneumonia, according to a new study. The findings highlight a need for more sensitive ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Collectively, such diseases of the airways as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma and cystic fibrosis are the second leading cause of death worldwide. More than 35 million Americans alone suffer from ... read more

How the Lung Repairs Its Wounds

July 14, 2015 — Our lungs are permanently exposed to harmful environmental factors that can damage or even destroy their cells. In a specific regenerative process these injured cells must be replaced as soon as ... read more

Lung Cancer Patients Who Stop Smoking Live Longer

July 13, 2015 — Tobacco cessation provided significant survival benefit for lung cancer patients who quit smoking shortly before or after diagnosis, despite the severity of the ... read more

Risk of COPD May Already Occur in Adolescence

July 10, 2015 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of most common causes of death in the world today -- active smoking accounting for approximately 85 percent of all cases. Yet ground-breaking ... read more

New Program Using CT Technology Helping Doctors Better Detect Lung Cancer

July 9, 2015 — Long-time smokers and past smokers now have a more accurate way of detecting whether or not they have lung cancer thanks to a comprehensive lung cancer screening program that uses CT scan ... read more

July 7, 2015 — Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, ... read more

Telomeres Linked to Origins of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have now discovered that telomeres, the structures that protect the chromosomes, are at the origin of pulmonary fibrosis. This is the first time that telomere damage has been identified ... read more

New Chronic Lung Disease Guidelines Over-Diagnose Older Men and Under-Diagnose Younger Women

July 1, 2015 — New guidelines for diagnosing chronic lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD), should be modified because they over-diagnose COPD in older men and under-diagnose COPD in young ... read more

Blood Test for Lung Cancer a Step Closer

June 29, 2015 — Two oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less invasive way to screen for the most common form of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Particulate matter from gasoline engines is harmful to our airways, regardless of whether the engines are a bit older or comply with environmental standards. Fine dust particles allow pathogens to ... read more

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