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Pulmonary Patients

Physicians Provide Better Care For High Risk Pulmonary Patients

The new laboratory base method of estimating outcomes for patients with a severe pulmonary disorder that has no cure can help physicians better provide proper care, referrals, and services for patients at the end of life, according to a new study of more than 17,000 patients from Intermountain Healthcare. Hospitalization rates for patients The Laboratory…

Asthma Treatment

Inhaled Steroids Consider As Standard For Asthma Treatment

Study of patients with mild persistent asthma find that inhaled steroids long consider the gold standard for asthma treatment were no more effective than placebo in nearly three fourths of the study patients, all over age 12. Inhale steroids were better than placebo for a subset of the patients who had high levels of a…

Cancer Therapy

AI Model Uses Serial Imaging To Predict Lung Cancer Therapy

For patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), deep learning networks integrating compute tomography (CT) scans at multiple time points can improve clinical outcome predictions, according to a study published online April 22 in Clinical Cancer Research. Common cancers worldwide Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers worldwide; so the highest…

Drug Crimes

In Brazil Low Level Drug Crimes Rapidly Spreading TB

Increase rates of drug-related to tuberculosis (TB) infection among Brazil’s population, a new report, Reservoirs of Injustice, from the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale Law School finds. Prisoners are especially vulnerable to the bacterial disease and in Brazil they are on average 23 times as…

Pulmonary Disease

Most Effective At Treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Multi center research project was to determine which of two drugs azithromycin, an antibiotic, or roflumilast, an anti inflammatory medication is the most effective at treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; which is also known as COPD. COPD, an umbrella term for a number of lung conditions that make it difficult for a person to breathe,…

Severe Asthma

Steroids Are Treatment For Severe Asthma In Women

Women depending on steroids to treat asthma, their body’s estrogen may not only be preventing the treatment from working effectively, but making the asthma worse, according to a recent Western study. They have assume estrogen would just affect how well the steroid works it didn’t. Steroid is a biologically active organic compound with four rings arrange in…

Steroids

Asthma Answer May Not Be Steroids For Women

For women depending on steroids to treat severe asthma, their body’s estrogen may not only be preventing the treatment from working effectively, but making the asthma worse, according to a recent Western study. They had assumed estrogen would just affect how well the steroid works it didn’t. It makes them different and more aggressive, said…

Asthma

New Data Shows It's Tough To Have Lung Disease

People with asthma have the lowest overall health literacy according to a first of its kind national health survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The survey uses a survey tool develop by Swinburne’s Distinguish Professor of Health Sciences Richard Osborne. Alongside people with mental health and behaviour problems; so those with asthma indicate…

Lung Injury

KAIST Research Team Finds Cause Of Sepsis Induce Lung Injury

A KAIST research team succeeded in visualizing pulmonary microcirculation and circulating cells in vivo with a custom-built 3D intravital lung microscopic imaging system. They found a type of leukocyte called neutrophils aggregate inside the capillaries during sepsis induce acute lung injury (ALI), leading to disturbances and dead space in blood microcirculation. According to the researchers,…

Donor Organs

Regeneration Of Lungs Using Interventional Cross Circulation Platform

Lung transplantation, the only lifesaving therapy for an increasing population of patients with end-stage lung disease, is severely limit by the number of available donor organs. Currently, up to 80% of donor lungs are reject for serious but potentially reversible injuries. Since the beginning of transplantation in the 1960s, clinicians and scientists have been trying…

Respiratory Support

Breathing New Life Into Respiratory Support Works Something

New research from Massey University’s College of Health has shed light on how an emerging therapy for respiratory support works something that benefit patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and others that require acute or long-term respiratory support. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common condition in intensive care unit patients…

TB Resistance

Harvard Undergrad's AI Model Helps To Predict TB Resistance

One of the greatest challenges in treating tuberculosis the top infectious killer worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is the bacterium’s ability to shape shift rapidly and become resistant to multiple drugs. New tests that can quickly and reliably detect resistance to the most commonly use drugs before a patient begins treatment are…