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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

New Guidelines Approve Less Antibiotics for Hospital-Acquired, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

July 18, 2016 — Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) -- which account for 20 to 25 percent of hospital-acquired infections -- should be treated with shorter courses of ... read more

Hybrid Immune Cells in Early-Stage Lung Cancer Spur Anti-Tumor T Cells to Action

July 14, 2016 — Researchers have identified a unique subset of these cells that exhibit hybrid characteristics of two immune cell types -- neutrophils and antigen-presenting cells -- in samples from early-stage ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A major international clinical trial is about to be launched to test a minimally invasive and safer surgical approach for patients with lung cancer: video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy with ... read more

Statins May Be Associated With Reduced Mortality in 4 Common Cancers

July 8, 2016 — A diagnosis of high cholesterol is associated with reduced mortality and improved survival in the four most common cancers, according to new research. The 14-year study from nearly one million ... read more

New Targeted Gene Therapy Could Lead to Improved Treatment for Emphysema

July 5, 2016 — Researchers have developed a new strategy using lung-targeted gene therapy that may lead to improved treatments for inherited diseases including ... read more

CT Follow-Up Sufficient for Some Lung Nodules

July 5, 2016 — Annual low-dose computed-tomography (CT) screening can eliminate the need for biopsy or surgery in nonsolid lung nodules, according to a new ... read more

Study Investigates Whether It Is Safe for GPs to Prescribe Fewer Antibiotics

July 4, 2016 — A new study has found that reducing antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections -- such as coughs, colds, sore throats and ear infections -- is not linked to an increase in the most ... read more

Breathing in a Cure: Inhalable Ibuprofen on the Horizon

July 1, 2016 — Ibuprofen: You can buy it at any drug store, and it will help with that stabbing headache or sprained ankle. One of the ways it does so is by reducing inflammation, and it is this property that may ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Zap a tumor with radiation to trigger expression of a molecule, then attack that molecule with a drug-loaded nanoparticle, say cancer ... read more

Researchers Identify the Molecular Roots of Lung Damage in Preemies With GI Disease

June 29, 2016 — Scientists have figured out a root cause of the lung damage that occurs in up to 10 percent of premature infants who develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a disorder that damages and kills the lining of ... read more

June 29, 2016 — A new twist on the use of renewable energy is saving children's lives in Africa. The innovation -- a solar-powered oxygen delivery system -- is providing concentrated oxygen in hospital for ... read more

'Inflamm-Aging: ' Alcohol Makes It Even Worse

June 28, 2016 — The immune system in the elderly is dysfunctional and infections are more prevalent, more severe, and harder to defeat. Drinking alcohol has a variety of damaging effects on the immune system and ... read more

The Silencer: Study Reveals How a Cancer Gene Promotes Tumor Growth

June 23, 2016 — A new study describes how a known cancer gene, EGFR, silences genes that typically suppress tumors. The finding may lead to the development of more effective, individualized treatment for patients ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Free radicals can reach the endoplasmic reticulum, a cellular organelle that is critical in manufacturing and transporting fats, steroids, hormones and various proteins, and alter its function by ... read more

Blood Test Shows Promise in Gauging Severity of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

June 20, 2016 — Rising blood levels of a protein called hematoma derived growth factor (HDGF) are linked to the increasing severity of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a form of damaging high blood pressure in the ... read more

Legions of Immune Cells in the Lung Keep Legionella at Bay

June 16, 2016 — A team of specialist researchers believe they have found a major response that helps keep the Legionella infection at bay. Legionella pneumophila is the bacterium that causes legionnaire's ... read more

Middle-Aged More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Advanced Lung Cancer

June 14, 2016 — Younger patients aged 50 to 64 are more likely to be diagnosed with late stage lung cancer than older patients according to new ... read more

FDG PET Evaluates Immunotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 13, 2016 — Non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) have a collective reputation for not responding very well to chemotherapy. Researchers now report a means of evaluating an immunotherapy that fights off NSCLC by ... read more

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Overall Survival in Patients With Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

June 13, 2016 — The use of adjuvant chemotherapy in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients improves overall survival and five-year OS in patients with tumor sizes ranging from 3-7 ... read more

Many Family Physicians Have Inaccurate Knowledge About Lung Cancer Screening

June 13, 2016 — Although clinical trials have shown that lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can detect lung cancers early and reduce lung cancer mortality, less than half of family ... read more

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