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ICU With Lung Injuries Possibly Linked To Vaping

ICU With Lung Injuries Possibly Linked To Vaping

Chance Ammirata was a vaper for almost two years. But three weeks ago, the 18-year-old began to have trouble breathing. “They would say my chest felt like it was collapsing and tightening up; also they couldn’t breathe,” he told CBS News. After going to the emergency room, doctors told him his right lung had a hole in…

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Mechanical forces impact immune response in the lungs

When the body is fending off an infection, there are changes in temperature, pH balance, and metabolism. Yale researchers wondered if yet other factors might come into play, and in a recent study; confirmed that mechanical forces also influence the immune response. The research team explore the matter by focusing on studies of the lungs…

Dacomitinib Treatment For Lung Cancer Increases Overall Survival

Dacomitinib Treatment For Lung Cancer Increases Overall Survival

Since its approval in April 2019, dacomitinib has been available for the first-line treatment of adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) activating mutations. The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) now examine in an early benefit assessment whether this…

Nonsmokers Being As Likely To Develop Lung Cancer As Smokers

Nonsmokers Being As Likely To Develop Lung Cancer As Smokers

Delhi’s polluted air could be leading to nonsmokers being as likely to develop lung cancer as smokers. That’s the scary conclusion of a study by chest surgeons at the Centre for Chest Surgery in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Lung Care Foundation. The study analyse lung cancer surgeries over the past 30 years and find…

Researchers Identify Subtypes Of Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers Identify Subtypes Of Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer relate deaths in the United States; with squamous cell lung cancer (SCC) being one of the common types. Despite improved knowledge of the molecular alterations in SCC; little is understood about how the alterations contribute to the development of the cancer; also how potential vulnerabilities could…

Pain In These Parts When Breathing Indicates Lung Cancer

Pain In These Parts When Breathing Indicates Lung Cancer

Breathing problems; Lung cancer is also known as lung carcinoma and is a malignant lung tumour characterised by uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth can speed beyond the lung by the process of metastasis into nearby tissue or other parts of the body. The vast majority of cases of lung cancer…

Injuries From Mechanical Ventilators Can Severely Damage The Lungs

Injuries From Mechanical Ventilators Can Severely Damage The Lungs

The disembodied living lungs in one Yale researcher’s lab show that a standalone bioengineered lung is well along the road to reality. Pneumonia, aspiration, fluid in the lungs, and injuries from mechanical ventilators can severely damage the lungs of people who are critically ill. Transplanted lungs are tragically scarce and beyond the reach of most…

Drug Combination Leads To Survival In Patients With Lung Cancer

Drug Combination Leads To Survival In Patients With Lung Cancer

The results of an interim analysis from the GioTag study has shown that initiating a regimen of afatinib (Gilotif) follow by osimertinib led to an overall survival (OS) of nearly 4 years in patients with non-small cell lung cancer with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) Del19 and T790M positive tumors. The observational and unblinded study;…

Lung Lining Fluid Key To Elderly Susceptibility To Tuberculosis

Lung Lining Fluid Key To Elderly Susceptibility To Tuberculosis Disease

Lung lining fluid; Old lungs are not as capable as young lungs of fighting off an infection of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB), placing seniors at a greater risk of developing TB. The microbe that causes this infectious disease; Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), currently kills more people in the world than any other pathogen. “Things…

Lung Cancer Is Leading Cause Of Cancer Deaths Worldwide

Lung Cancer Is Leading Cause Of Cancer Deaths Worldwide

Lung cancer is far and away the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. In the U.S. alone, a projected 142,000 people will die of the disease this year. A new five-year, $13 million grant will help scientists and clinicians at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center try to improve outcomes for these patients. Created by the new…

Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Have No Recourse Than Chemotherapy

Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Have No Recourse Than Chemotherapy

Non small cell lung cancers; For certain lung cancer patients with little choice other than chemotherapy, new findings detailed in a Salk Institute study might eventually help identify drugs that can offer a better treatment option. “There is no effective treatment right now,” said Laura Rodon, a postdoctoral researcher at the Salk Institute, referring to…