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Fruits And Vegetables Protect Lungs
...compromised lung function is a hallmark of chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis, asthma and emphysema. COPD is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 5 million people over age 55 and contributing to about 2 million hospitalizations a year. Cig...
High-Altitude Cerebral Edema Likely Caused By Leaks In Blood-Brain Barrier
... cerebral edema." Hypoxia also is associated with obstructive
lung diseases, sleep apnea and other disorders. Krasney's research using sheep has shown that the symptoms of high-altitude cerebral edema are not caused by an inadequate supply of oxygen or glucose to the brain. Rather, it appears that an accu...
Large air pollution center established at NYU School of Medicine
...orne particulate matter, including asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure" says Morton Lippmann, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Medicine and Program Director of the Center for Particulate Matter Health Research. "We will be especially lookin...
More tolerable treatment for severe, obstructive sleep apnea around the world
While the most effective treatment for severe, obstructive
sleep apnea is a tracheotomy, many ... from the National Institutes of Health, obstructive
sleep apnea afflicts an estimated 18 million Americans. In a given night, a person ca...
Hopkins wins $14 million NIH grant for genetic cardiopulmonary disease research
...distress syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease, scleroderma (a chronic autoimmune disease of the connective tissue), and sarcoidosis (an inflammatory disease that often starts in the lungs). They will also examine two heart conditions: ischemic cardiomyopathy (heart failure afte...
Scientists seek genetic clues to emphysema and chronic bronchitis
...ronchitis, collectively known as chronic pulmonary obstructive
disease (COPD). Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center are trying to learn what separates the smokers who stay healthy from the ones who develop COPD. They believe the answers lie in the smokers' genes. "We believe a person's gene...
Chemokines in allergic asthma
...rn is seen in atopic dermatitis but not in chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease, which is thought to be driven by Th1 responses....
Respiratory activation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA)
...investigate the occurrence of LTF in patients with obstructive
sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSA). A new study tested the hypothesis that episodic hypoxic exposure activates LTF in OSA patients during stable non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep. The study was undertaken by inducing repetitive hypoxia in OSA pa...
Flare-ups of chronic lung disease associated with specific bacterial strains, UB researchers find
...en bacteria in the sputum of patients with chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD) and exacerbations of the disease, answering a long-standing question about the role of pathogens and COPD flare-ups. Results of the prospective study appear in the Aug. 15 issue of New England Journal of Medicine. COPD is th...
JCI Table of Contents, November 18, 2002
...gene in mice reducesrenal interstitial fibrosis in obstructive
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Study may direct solutions for air pollution disease affecting agricultural, industrial workers
... structure of asthma, cystic fibrosis, and chronic obstructive
lung disease and is directly related to the clinical severity of these diseases, the biological factors that lead to a localized fibrotic response following chronic airway inflammation have not been well defined. The Study To elucidate whether neu...
A new animal study clarifies how different parts of the brain regulate sleep
...s identified the cause for sleep deprivation to be obstructive
sleep apnea, resulting from failure of the body to obtain adequate respiration during sleep. Others believe that brain activity could be the key to sleep deprivation. The electroencephalogram (EEG) has been found to effectively investigate sleep re...
National Jewish faculty to present research at American Thoracic Society
...atients with difficult-to-control asthma also have obstructive
sleep apnea. Diagnosis and treatment of obstructive
sleep apnea could help these patients with otherwise refractory symptoms. Abstract: http://www.abst...
Sleep disorders linked to faulty brain chemistry, study finds
...rent links between deficits in brain chemistry and obstructive
sleep apnea (OSA) and REM sleep behavior disorder ...way and interrupt their nighttime breathing, as in obstructive
sleep apnea, or cause them to thrash, talk and walk about, as in REM sleep behavior disorder." The ...
Not for women only: Osteoporosis in men
...sone) for other conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD), Crohn's Disease, rheumatoid arthritis, any of the post-transplant conditions are at risk. Recommendations Rosen recommends that men over 55 who have inexplicably lost two or more inches in height be tested immediately fo...
Can heart failure impair thinking?
...roximately one-half of chronic HF patients exhibit obstructive
sleep apnea (OSA) or Cheyne-Stokes breathing durin...reathing: Sleep-disordered breathing of either an obstructive
or Cheyne-Stokes nature (or both) was found in seven of nine HF cases. None of the 24 control cases ...
Chronic pain: treatment, rehabilitation, and quality of life
...Issue 5 of JRRD is a supplement addressing chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease (COPD). The only major chronic d...uring the three years of the study. Exercise and obstructive
and restrictive breathing conditions, pg 407 Study analyzed breathing patterns and shortness of bre...
Research to create lung-cancer blood tests receives $3.4M in Pennsylvania tobacco settlement funds
...ilitating and costly hospitalizations from chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease. ...
National Academies news: Report on EPA's particulate matter research
...ited in the lungs of people with asthma or chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease. Other findings show that a number of groups such as seniors, and people with diabetes or heart disease -- may be particularly susceptible to the particles. Researchers also should conduct a long-term study of the health effects...
JCI table of contents, 2 April 2004
...in the renal pelvis or calcyses. This can lead to obstructive
nephropathy, the most common form of renal failure...ther than structural defects in the development of obstructive
nephropathy. A commentary by Cathy Medelsohn discusses the work by Chen and colleagues as it relates...