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Respiratory Patients

Computer Base Predictive Tool For Respiratory Patients

Are electronic health records and computer calculations a better, more accurate way to predict clinical outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? According to the results of a new study by researchers at Inter mountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, the answer is yes. Disease rated by scores Traditionally, patients with COPD have had…

Colorectal Cancer

Fitness Which Lowers Lungs And Colorectal Cancer Risk

Clinician in search of compelling evidence to convince sedentary patients without or with cancer to get away from their screens and into an exercise program, look no further. Results from one of the most diverse retrospective cohort studies to date show that a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) can reduce the risk of lung…

Damage Lung

New Technique That Helps To Rehabilitate Damage Lung

A new technique to rehabilitate lungs that are too damage to consider for transplant; which benefit an increasing population of patients with end stage lung disease. About 80% of the already limit supply of donor lungs are too damage to consider for transplantation, according to senior author Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, associate professor of…

Tuberculosis

Faster And More Effective Drug Combinations For Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is a potentially deadly though curable disease. Each year about 10 million people develop active cases, and 1.6 million people die. In addition, about 1.7 billion people around the world are infect with TB bacteria, which can lie dormant for weeks to years, then become active and cause disease in up to 10% of…

Oral Inhalation

Oral Inhalation Powder Will Improve Mucus Clearance

The Pulmonary-Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee (PADAC) vote 9 to 7 to recommend mannitol inhalation powder (Bronchitol, Chiesi) so for oral inhalation to improve pulmonary function in adults aged 18 years and older with cystic fibrosis (CF), together with standard therapies. The company says “their inhale DPM [dry powder mannitol] product will improve mucus clearance in patients…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Could Prevent Unneeded Tests In Patients

Artificial intelligence (AI) could prevent unnecessary diagnostic tests in patients with stable chest pain, according to research presented today at ICNC 2019. A decision support system save one hour of testing per patient. The International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC) is co-organised by the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC); so the…

Former Smokers

Significant Unmet Mental Health Care Needs Exist Former Smokers

The new information that stresses the need for increased mental health care for current and former smokers, especially those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In the group of more than 5,000 smokers with and without COPD from the multisite, longitudinal genetic epidemiology of COPD Gene study. Of those with elevate symptoms, two-thirds were…

Transplant Patients

Rehabilitate Damage Lungs Could Benefit Many Transplant Patients

A new technique to rehabilitate lungs that are too damage to consider for transplant which benefit an increasing population of patients with end-stage lung disease. About 80% of the already limit supply of donor lungs are too damage to be consider for transplantation, according to senior author Matthew Bacchetta, MD, MBA, MA, associate professor of…

Vitamin D

Taking Vitamin D And E During Pregnancy May 'Reduce Likelihood' Of Asthma

At present, approximately 300 million people are living with asthma worldwide. It is estimated that by 2025, another 100 million people will be diagnosed with asthma and that urban lifestyles will play a significant role in this. Among other causes, changes in diets, climate change; also air pollution have all associate with an increase in…

Cases Of Asthma

How Climate Change Is Increasing Cases Of Asthma

In the present study, the researchers explain that “natural system changes” such as climate and weather change may not be having a significant direct impact on a large number of human populations as of yet; but there are increasing observations in which the results of climate changes are devastating individual populations. Pollution create by human…

Cancer Surgery

New Technique For Minimally Invasive Lung Cancer Surgery

According to a new study, an ultrasonic vessel sealing device can improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence of thoracotomy conversion for VATS/robotic anatomical lung resection. The trial, which include patients in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, is the first to evaluate the use of ultrasonic sealing for lobectomy, the most common thoracic…

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer: Less Invasive Surgery For Faster Recovery

Every day, 78 Canadians receive a diagnosis of lung cancer, the most deadly form of cancer in the country. Some of them will have one of the lobes of a lung remove by thoracotomy, a common, but risky surgical procedure that requires months of recovery. However, a less invasive and safer surgical technique exists and…