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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

Novel Drug Combo Improves Function of Cystic Fibrosis Protein

May 20, 2015 — A novel two-drug combination has the potential to target and restore a defective protein underlying cystic fibrosis (CF), according to two phase III clinical trials conducted at 187 medical centers ... read more

Inhaled Corticosteroids for COPD Decrease Mortality Risk from Pneumonia and Other Causes

May 20, 2015 — Treatment of COPD with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) may decrease the risk of dying from pneumonia and from other causes despite being associated with an increase in the occurrence of pneumonia, ... read more

Smoking a Significant Predictor of Lung Cancer Recurrence in Survivors

May 19, 2015 — A new study has shown that many lung cancer survivors are at high risk for developing another lung cancer or having their cancer return after completing treatment. The study specifically looked at ... read more

COPD Is More Prevalent in Poor and Rural Areas of the U. S.

May 19, 2015 — Living in a rural area and being poor are risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new ... read more

Certain Risk Factors Can Predict the Risk for COPD Exacerbations in Patients Using Inhaled Medications

May 18, 2015 — Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), being female, and certain scores on the St. George’s Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ) were associated with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary ... read more

Adding Genetic Information Changes Risk Profile of Smokers and Results in Greater Adherence to CT Lung Screening

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have found that adding genetic information to a former or current smoker’s clinical risk profile results in a reclassification of their risk for lung cancer in about one in four ... read more

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Helps Patients Newly Diagnosed With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

May 18, 2015 — Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) treatment could be a valuable addition to comprehensive therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) syndrome, according to a new ... read more

Shorter Stature Appears to Lead to Higher Mortality Rates, Longer Waiting Times for Lung Transplantation

May 17, 2015 — Lung transplant candidates who are about 5’3” or shorter have longer waiting times than taller candidates and are more likely to die within a year while waiting for a lung transplant, according ... read more

Losing Weight Can Reduce Risk of Death, Ventilator Use in Lung Transplant Patients

May 15, 2015 — Obesity is a complicating factor for many surgical patients. In a recent study, researchers have shown that losing weight can have a positive impact on outcomes for lung transplant ... read more

Experimental Immunotherapy Shows High Response Rate in Advanced Lung Cancer

May 15, 2015 — An early phase study testing an anti-PDL1 agent in combination with standard chemotherapy in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer has provided promising early results, prompting ... read more

Link Between Vitamin E, Exposure to Air Pollution

May 15, 2015 — An association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function has been uncovered by a new study. The paper adds to growing evidence from previous ... read more

Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy Achieves Better Overall Survival Than Surgery for Early Lung Cancer

May 13, 2015 — Patients with operable stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) could achieve better overall survival rates if treated with Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) rather than the current ... read more

Multiple Types of Resistance to New Lung Cancer Drug Identified

May 4, 2015 — After identifying three different types of resistance to a promising investigational lung cancer drug in a phase 1 trial, a team of researchers says new targeted inhibitors and combinations are ... read more

Links Between Household Air Pollution, Lung Infections Examined, Including Pneumonia

May 8, 2015 — Scientists have come a step closer to understanding why people exposed to household air pollution (HAP) are at higher risk of lung infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis. Three billion people ... read more

Cotton Fibers Instead of Carbon Nanotubes for Manufacturing?

May 7, 2015 — Plant-based cellulose nanofibers do not pose a short-term health risk, especially short fibers, shows a new study. But lung cells are less efficient in eliminating longer ... read more

Mutations in Two Genes Linked to Familial Pulmonary Fibrosis and Telomere Shortening

May 4, 2015 — Mutations in two genes that cause a fatal lung scarring disease known as familial pulmonary fibrosis have been identified by researchers. Researchers also determined that these mutations cause ... read more

ASTRO Issues Guideline on Definitive and Adjuvant RT for Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

May 5, 2015 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology is issuing a new guideline, 'Definitive and adjuvant radiotherapy in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: An American Society for Radiation ... read more

Profiling Approach to Enable Right Lung Cancer Treatment Match

May 5, 2015 — A new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples has been developed by researchers, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for ... read more

Study Finds Inhibitor for COPD Lung Destruction

May 4, 2015 — Newly published observations in patients and experiments in mice provide evidence that cigarette smoke reduces expression of the protein NLRX1 in the lung, taking the restraints off a destructive ... read more

Link Between Inherited Genetic Variations, Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Discovered

May 1, 2015 — Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Patients diagnosed with NSCLC have a poor prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of only 16 percent. Researchers hope to ... read more

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