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New study offers insights on genetic indicators of COPD risk

Added: 16.01.2018 9:56 | 0 views | 0 comments


Researchers have discovered that genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could serve as indicators to help identify people who have low, but stable, lung function early in life, and those who are particularly at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) because of a smoke-induced decline in lung function.

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Defect in zinc supply mechanism affects pathology of intractable pulmonary diseases

Added: 28.12.2017 10:09 | 2 views | 0 comments


Researchers revealed that abnormal delivery of zinc to lung cells contributes to obstructive pulmonary diseases. They further showed that mRNA splicing abnormalities are involved in the detailed mechanism. So far, the importance of zinc in the lung has only been understood from a nutritional aspect. This discovery is thought to be the first to clarify zinc's effects on the regulation of mRNA ligation (splicing), and its involvement in the onset of pulmonary diseases.

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Diet rich in apples and tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests

Added: 21.12.2017 10:13 | 2 views | 0 comments


The natural decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and fruits, especially apples, suggesting certain components in these foods might help restore lung damage caused by smoking.

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ICU care for COPD, heart failure and heart attack may not be better

Added: 13.12.2017 15:25 | 8 views | 0 comments

Does a stay in the intensive care unit give patients a better chance of surviving a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart failure flare-up or even a heart attack, compared with care in another type of hospital unit? Unless a patient is clearly critically ill, the answer may be no, according to researchers who analyzed more than 1.5 million Medicare records.


Lung cancer triggers pulmonary hypertension

Added: 22.11.2017 10:36 | 4 views | 0 comments

Nearly half of all advanced-stage lung cancer patients develop arterial pulmonary hypertension.

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New test to measure the effectiveness of CF drugs

Added: 16.11.2017 18:59 | 8 views | 0 comments

A new laboratory model has been created to measure and compare the responses of CF and normal airway cells to CF-related infectious/inflammatory factors.

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New asthma biomarkers identified from lung bacteria

Added: 23.10.2017 18:25 | 30 views | 0 comments

New research suggests that the lung microbiome plays a significant role in asthma severity and response to treatment.

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To vape or not to vape? Probably: Not to vape

Added: 20.10.2017 10:53 | 32 views | 0 comments

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research.


Rheumatoid arthritis linked to an increased risk of COPD

Added: 19.10.2017 12:18 | 29 views | 0 comments

New research suggests that rheumatoid arthritis may increase the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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How the lungs of premature babies can undergo damage

Added: 29.09.2017 9:33 | 38 views | 0 comments

Premature babies that need ventilation to support their breathing often suffer from a condition known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Researchers have now discovered a molecular mechanism that plays a key role in the development of the disease.

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Increased arterial stiffness linked to restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity

Added: 27.09.2017 12:35 | 7 views | 0 comments

Increased arterial stiffness is a known predictor of cardiovascular diseases in different populations, including healthy subjects and patients with hypertension, diabetes, or renal disease. A new study examining arterial stiffness in a large population determined that both restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity (FVC) were associated with a higher risk of arterial stiffness not only in men but also in women. The investigators found that arterial stiffness increased fourfold when FVC decreased.


Treating asthma or COPD with steroid inhaler increases the risk of hard-to-treat infections

Added: 21.09.2017 9:55 | 6 views | 0 comments

Older people who use steroid inhalers for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to suffer particular bacterial infections, according to a large study.


New insights on chronic bronchitis could lead to first diagnostic test and better treatments

Added: 13.09.2017 3:00 | 10 views | 0 comments

When a patient arrives at a doctor's office with a persistent cough and the sensation of gunk building up in the lungs, the doctor's thought process is essentially the same as it would have been...


Therapy proves effective in subgroup of COPD patients

Added: 12.09.2017 9:31 | 42 views | 0 comments

Antibody treatment reduces rate of flare-ups in patients with a subgroup of treatment-resistant COPD, new research indicates.


Household bleach may raise chronic lung disease risk

Added: 11.09.2017 10:00 | 41 views | 0 comments

A new study finds a strong correlation between regular use of disinfectants such as bleach and an increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Chronic bronchitis: New insights could lead to first diagnostic test, better treatments

Added: 08.09.2017 14:27 | 9 views | 0 comments

Researchers describe how the concentration of mucins -- the proteins that make mucus thick -- is abnormally high in chronic bronchitis and that high mucin concentrations are associated with disease severity in people with chronic bronchitis. This finding could become the first-ever objective marker of chronic bronchitis and lead to the creation of diagnostic and prognostic tools.

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Better understanding of 'one of the most complex organs' for better lung treatments

Added: 07.09.2017 14:45 | 9 views | 0 comments

Details of lung cell molecular pathways that promote or inhibit tissue regeneration have been reported by researchers. Their aim is to find new ways to treat lung disorders.

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Coughing so hard you vomit: Causes and treatments

Added: 05.09.2017 12:00 | 41 views | 0 comments

Severe and persistent coughs can cause vomiting in some cases. Learn about the potential causes of coughing leading to vomiting, and how to treat it.


Why can't I take a deep breath? Causes and treatment

Added: 02.09.2017 12:00 | 41 views | 0 comments

In this article, learn about dyspnea. What is dyspnea and what what causes it? What are the symptoms of dyspnea and when should a doctor be consulted?


Seven home remedies for shortness of breath

Added: 30.08.2017 9:00 | 41 views | 0 comments

What causes shortness of breath and how can this problem be treated at home?Also learn about lifestyle changes that may help manage shortness of breath.


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