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American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2004 (first issue)

...s which, among other organs affected, can clog the airways of the lung.) The investigators point out that CF patients have evidence of airway infection, inflammation, and products from tissue destruction even when they have no symptoms. They noted that within the setting of excessive oxidation and inflamma...

Mouse antibodies thwart SARS virus

...ice sick, it was able to infect cells lining mouse airways and lungs to reproduce itself. Next, the NIAID team gave a subset of the mice a second dose of the SARS virus 28 days later. This time they found that the mice produced antibodies against the SARS virus and that the virus did not replicate in the mic...

Protein helps immune system mount 'instant strike' against deadly flu viruses

...llions of virus-killing cells to tissues along the airways and lungs, where flu enters the body. The protein holds the cells in place and helps them survive there for long periods sometimes years where they stand ready to mount an immediate attack on the flu virus. In a series of experiments, mice whose T...

American College of Chest Physicians to offer developing nations free access to medical journal

...surgery, transplantation, sleep and breathing, and airways disease. "Respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung cancer have become a major burden for developing countries due to increasing tobacco use, occupational hazards, and environmental pollution," said Richard...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January 2004 (second issue)

...ts, the researchers discovered that the children's airways were smaller in sleep-disordered breathing patients, and that upper airway collapsibility and sleep-disordered breathing severity were "markedly" and "significantly greater" in such children....

Antibiotic resistant bacteria frequently transmitted between intensive care patients

...rlotta Edlund, took swabs from the upper and lower airways of 20 intensive care patients that had required me... these cases, the bacteria had colonised the lower airways after the patient was ventilated, suggesting that the procedure itself had introduced the bacteria. ...

UB, military collaborate on design, testing of first drug to prevent noise-induced hearing loss

...the FDA in a different form for loosening mucus in airways or breathing tubes and for treating liver damage from overuse of acetaminophen. Bringing it to the clinical trial stage for use against noise-induced hearing loss involved a series of studies begun in 1995 and a collaboration between UB scientists an...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2003 (second issue)

...COPD patients have a persistent obstruction of the airways associated with either severe emphysema or chronic bronchitis. The disease usually results from smoking.) The study authors said that they did not find a significant reduction in mortality for average inhaled steroid use at either a low, medium, or...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for December 2003 (first issue)

... moving away from bedding which has obstructed the airways when sleeping facedown. The study appears in the first issue for December 2003 of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. ACTIVE CIGARETTE SMOKING INTERFERES WITH HIGH-DOSE ORAL CORT...

Air pollutants alone may cause asthma attacks

...hma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small airways in the lung and can trigger acute episodes of airway tightening and wheezing. Researchers first gave mice a surrogate allergen, which would be similar to exposing humans to an allergen such as pollen. After several days, researchers administered aero...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2003 (second issue)

...he lungs produce abnormal secretions that clog the airways and allow bacteria to grow. Across the U.S. population with CF, the average decline in lung function test scores is 2 percent per year. CF is the most common life-shortening genetic disorder in the white population. In the U.S. in 2001, the estima...

NIEHS issues additional awards to continue 9/11 follow up

...rticle size and the degree of penetration into the airways of those who were exposed. Researchers have also created a public data base that includes both pre- and post-September 11 air quality data - the web address is http://wtc.hs.columbia.edu . Other NIEHS-funded researchers have conducted clinical an...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for September 2003 (second issue)

...breathing, and other variables known to make upper airways even more unstable. These included growing older, male gender, increasing weight, supine sleeping, and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. As a res...

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Alveolus, Inc., announce agreement

...ion, a narrowing or collapse of the lungs' central airways that can develop as the result of cancers involving the trachea or central airway as well as any number of benign pulmonary disorders. Without immediate treatment, central airway obstruction can rapidly lead to disabling dyspnea, obstructive pneumoni...

Workplace exposure a significant cause of severe respiratory disease

...lves chronic lung inflammation, a narrowing of the airways and increasingly severe breathing difficulties. It is the fourth highest cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 100,000 people a year. Worldwide, COPD kills three million people every year and is expected to become the third most common cause ...

UCI biomedical engineer receives $1.8 million grant

...th asthma develop a fibrosis on the walls of their airways that becomes increasingly worse as the disease progresses," said George, the William J. Link Professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, who also holds an appointment in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Scienc...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for August 2003 (first issue)

...bronchial lining. (The bronchioles are the smaller airways with dozens of bubble-shaped, air-filled cavities at their end called alveoli.) The study appears in the first issue for August of the American Thoracic Society's peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. FIRST SARCO...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for January (second issue)

...blood pressure, showed significantly smaller upper airways than did either nonpregnant women or those with normal pregnancies. According to the authors of the British study, these results could explain why such patients have an increased upper airway resistance while sleeping and a resulting rise in blood p...

World Trade Center dust analysis offers good news for New Yorkers

...er would mean that the deposition was in the upper airways of the respiratory system and more readily cleared than fine particles, which would deposit deeper in the lung," Lioy says. "That means, in terms of potential lifetime exposures, we're probably going to be very lucky in that these may not be exposure...

Asthma severity is variable and unpredictable

...ening of the muscles around the airways) cause the airways to narrow, leading to symptoms that include cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. Though there is no cure, advances in research and preventative treatments in the past decade have made asthma a more controllable condition. Yet, f...

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