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Air Pollution

Air Pollution Positively Associated With COPD Effect Patients

Air Pollution; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading contributor to disease burden globally. A survey in China showed an estimated nationwide prevalence of spirometry-defined COPD of 13·7% among people aged 40 years and older in 2012–15, a 5·5% increase from the 2002–04 survey, and suggested ambient air pollution resulting from rapid urbanisation as…

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Is A Type Of Lung Disease

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis; This study identifies a new target for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The study, led by Dr. Huaping Dai in the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the Center of Respiratory Medicine at China Japan Friendship Hospital and the National Clinical Research Center for Respiratory Disease in Beijing, China,…

In asthma, the immune system is overactive

In Asthma Immune System Is Overactive

Asthma; In this study researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied which genes are express in overactive immune cells with asthma like inflammation of the airways. Their results, which are published in the journal Immunity, suggest that the synthesis and breakdown of fats plays an important part in the process. Asthma related inflammation The…

Lung Nodule will progress to cancer

Lung Nodule As Having High Or Low Risk For Lung Cancer

Lung nodule; A risk prediction model developed using clinical and radiological features could stratify individuals presenting with a lung nodule as having high or low risk for lung cancer. The study is publish in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, by Barbara Nemesure, Ph.D., director of the Cancer Prevention…

Pulmonary medicine

Variables Improves Accuracy of Lung Allocation Score

The researches find that the the lung allocation score is used to prioritize patients awaiting lung transplants in the United States. Sicker transplant candidates have a higher calculate score and are place at the top of the list. But a recent study led by Maryam Valapour, M.D., MPP, director of Lung Transplant Outcomes in Cleveland…

Cigarette Smoking Is The Leading Cause Of COPD

Cigarette Smoking Is The Leading Cause Of COPD

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States; however, an estimated one fourth of adults with COPD have never smoked (1). CDC analyzed state-specific Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data from 2017, which indicated that, overall among U.S. adults, 6.2% (age-adjusted) reported have told by a…

Lung Cancer by scent, a first step in identifying specific biomarkers

Lung Cancer Can Be Identified By Three Beagles

Lung Cancer; Three beagles successfully showed they are capable of identifying lung cancer by scent, a first step in identifying specific biomarkers for the disease. Researchers say the dogs’ abilities may lead to development of effective, safe and inexpensive means for mass cancer screening. After eight weeks of training, the beagles chosen for their superior…

cause of fatal respiratory disorder that turns babies' lips and skin blue

Fatal Respiratory Disorder That Turns Babies Lips And Skin Blue

Fatal Respiratory Disorder; Scientists use a gene editing method called CRISPR/Cas9 to generate mice that faithfully mimic a fatal respiratory disorder in newborn infants that turns their lips and skin blue. The new laboratory model allow researchers to pinpoint the ailment’s cause and develop a potential and desperately need nanoparticle base treatment. Mostly untreatable, Alveolar…

Inhaling Air Pollution

Inhaling Air Pollution Defensive Heart Lung Reflex For Hypertension

Inhaling Air pollution significantly increases the risk for premature deaths, particularly in people with underlying cardiovascular disease, clinical and epidemiological studies have determined. In healthy people, inhaling ozone or particle pollution triggers a defensive lung-heart reflex that automatically slows heart rate to accommodate oxygen deficiency and help slow distribution of pollutants throughout the body. Yet,…

Legionnaires

Legionnaires Disease Burden Is Present Internationally

Legionnaires; The first New Zealand-wide study of the burden of Legionnaires’ disease has find triple the number of cases of this form of pneumonia than previously reported. The study, led by University of Otago, Christchurch Professor David Murdoch, has just publish in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. It gives the first accurate picture of the burden…

Asthma Medicines

Asthma Medicines To Make Last Longer By Skipping Doses

Asthma Medicines; People from taking vital asthma medication are prevent by out-of-pocket costs, the new study says. Half of all adults and a third of children with asthma are missing out on essential treatment due to out-of-pocket costs, a new study has found. A team of researchers led by The George Institute for Global Health…