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Bronchitis

Diagnosis: Lung cancer patient channels

Maryland resident and special education teacher Montessa Lee has been through a particularly arduous ordeal. Told she had inflammation; she was given medicine for her pain. But the pain returned. At her next visit, she was with bronchitis and given an antibiotic. But by Thanksgiving, the pain returned. This time, she went to the ER…

Lung Cancer Screening

Medicaid Coverage For Lung Cancer Screening

State Medicaid programs must do more to make sure that people at high risk for lung cancer are screening for the deadly disease. Medicaid is the public assistance program offering health care coverage for low-income Americans. Medicaid coverage for screening high-risk people varies widely between states: 31 Medicaid fee-for-service programs cover screening; 12 programs do…

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome May Predict Lung Damage

A group of heart-disease risk factors also predicted who was likely to develop World Trade Center-related lung injury years later, researchers say. Among thousands of responders followed for 16 years; the early presence of high blood triglycerides, high blood pressure; abdominal obesity and other traits of the metabolic syndrome was a stronger predictor of later…

Lung cancer screening

Reduces False Positives In Lung Cancer Screening

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) may help reduce false positive rates in lung cancer screening while not missing any cases of actual cancer, according to new findings. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a new lung cancer predictor that outperformed existing methods in differentiating cancer from benign nodules. Screening for lung cancer…

Lung-cancer

Lung-Cancer Screens Effective In Asbestos-Exposed Smokers

Lung cancer, also known as lung carcinoma, is a malignant lung tumor by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth can spread beyond the lung by the process of metastasis into nearby tissue or other parts of the body. Most cancers that start in the lung, known as primary lung cancers, are carcinomas.…

Pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis Warns Against Stem Cell Infusions

In response to an uptick in direct-to-consumer advertising for stem cell therapies by for-profit centers; the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) stem cell treatment of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) outside of an approved clinical trial. “The PFF continues to receive questions regarding the role of stem cells/cell-based therapy in the treatment of PF from patients, caregivers; providers…

Lung

Lung Disease In The Form Of Systemic Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a group of disorders that destroy blood vessels by inflammation. Both arteries and veins are affected. Lymphangitis is sometimes considering as a type of vasculitis. Vasculitis is primarily caused by leukocyte migration and resultant damage. Although both occur in vasculitis, inflammation of veins (phlebitis) or arteries (arteritis) on their own are separate entities. The…

Cystic fibrosis

Uses Molecular Prosthetic For Missing Lung Protein

An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis; operating as a prosthesis on the molecular scale; says new research from the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa. Cystic fibrosis is a lifelong…

Lung cancer cells

Protecting KRAS-Mutant Lung Cancer

A cellular identity switch protects a cancer-promoting genetic pathway from targeted therapy. Working in cell lines and mouse models of lung cancer; Demonstrated how the KRAS-driven lung cancer cells defeat treatment by switching from stable; stationary cells into a type of mobile; a resistant cell with embryonic development. They also found a drug combination that…

Lung disease

Using Precision Medicine, Treatment For Specific Lung Disease

The lungs are the primary organs of the respiratory system in humans and many other animals including a few fish and some snails. In mammals and most other vertebrates; two lungs are located near the backbone on either side of the heart. Their function in the respiratory system; is to extract oxygen from the atmosphere and…

Thoracic breathing

How To Breathe for Better Health

Babies use diaphragmatic breathing. Somewhere along the way we develop bad habits that develop into thoracic breathing,” says Nathaly Shoua-Desmarais; a clinical psychologist and board-certified biofeedback specialist who heads the Medical Student Counseling and Wellness Center at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. Diaphragmatic breathing also called deep or belly breathing; is done by contracting…

Lung Cancer Prediction Model

Developing Advanced Lung Cancer Prediction Model

A Brock University epidemiologist has produced a more powerful version; of a tool used to predict a person’s likelihood of developing lung cancer. Professor of Health Sciences Martin Tammemägi designed the original lung cancer screening model dubbed PLCOm2012 in 2013. It was able to make predictions on calculations of a wide range of data such…