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COPD

Lung Cancer Risk In People With COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. People with (COPD); need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms; a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. During this unique…

Chronic bronchitis

COPD, ILD Patients May Not Benefit From Lung Transplant

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of  breath and cough with sputum production. COPD is a progressive disease; meaning it typically worsens over time.  Eventually everyday activities; such as walking. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are older terms used for…

COPD Flare-Ups

Aspirin Might Ease COPD Flare-Ups

Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a study of COPD sufferers; researchers found that aspirin linked to fewer moderate exacerbations; but not severe bouts; of the lung disease. It also reduced moderate and severe episodes…

Cystic Fibrosis

Treatment Of Early Cystic Fibrosis Lung Infections

A new study, recently published in Nature Communications;  looked at infections in Danish youth with cystic fibrosis (CF) over a period of 10 years. This is the largest longitudinal study to date of the evolution involving both traits and genes of the disease-causing microbes; that persistently infect young CF patients. CF patients have a genetic defect…

Asthma

Chest Infection Puts Babies At Risk Of Hospitalization For Asthma

Infants who are admitted to hospital with the common infection bronchiolitis are at increased risk of further emergency hospital admissions for asthma; wheezing and respiratory illness in the first five years of their life. These are the findings of researchers from Imperial College London; who tracked 613,377 babies (almost all births in England between April…

Wheezing

Finds Link Between Vaping And Wheezing

Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), also known as popcorn lung and constrictive bronchiolitis, is a disease that results in obstruction of the smallest airways of the lungs (bronchioles) due to inflammation. Symptoms include a dry cough; shortness of breath, wheezing and feeling tired. These symptoms generally get worse over weeks to months. It is not related to cryptogenic organizing pneumonia; previously known…

Asthma

Asthma Patients Respond To Corticosteroid Therapy

Physicians will be able to predict which of their patients with severe asthma are likely to benefit from treatment with systemic corticosteroids and which might only suffer their side effects with help from a dozen clinical variables researchers have identified using machine learning techniques. Physicians already have some clues about which patients are most helped…

COPD

COPD Patients Need More Support On New Chest Symptoms

People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms; a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. During this unique study, led by the University of Glasgow and the University of Surrey; researchers investigated how the experience of COPD; influences how individuals understand new or changing chest…

Asthma care

New eHealth Tool Shows To Improve Of Asthma Care

A new electronic decision support tool for managing asthma has the potential to improve the quality of asthma care; in primary care settings, suggests a study led by St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto Canada. The research; aimed to determine whether the Electronic Asthma Management System (eAMS) could help close existing gaps in asthma care. The…

Blood test

Blood Test Could Improve The Detection Of Lung Cancer

New research led by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit suggests that by analyzing levels of DNA in the blood, the early detection of lung cancer could be improved. The study, published in the journal Disease Models and Mechanisms; a blood test could measure the circulating levels of DNA in the blood which cancer cells shed as they…

Home Oxygen Therapy

New Clinical Practice Guideline On Home Oxygen Therapy

“Home Oxygen Therapy for Children: An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Practice Guideline” makes specific recommendations for treating chronic hypoxemia in children with cystic fibrosis bronchopulmonary dysplasia, sleep disturbed breathing, sickle cell disease; pulmonary hypertension with and without congenital heart disease and interstitial lung disease. Home oxygen is often needs for children with chronic lung and…

Respiratory disease

Respiratory Disease Set To Enter Into Final Phase

Korea Institute of Toxicology National Center for Efficacy Evaluation of Respiratory Disease Product (NCER·Chief Dr. Lee, Kyu-hong) obtained on January 10; the final decision from the Ministry of Health and Welfare that the T2B Infrastructure Center for Respiratory Disease; would enter into the final phase (second phase) with funding of 3 billion KRW over two years.…