Tag: "airways" at medical news
Microbes and the dust they ride in on pose potential health risks
...e tiny dust particles can penetrate deep into your airways
and react with lung tissue. During major dust episodes reaching Florida, there could be a correlation with increased respiratory problems, Herman said. In addition to the dust itself, even small concentrations of fungal spores can trigger allergi...
Popular asthma drug inadequate when used alone, new study shows
...tack the inflammation nearly always present in the airways
of people with asthma, the study found. "Most asthma experts have concluded that long-acting beta agonists alone do not provide enough protection," said Stephen Lazarus, MD, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and lea...
NHLBI researchers find long-acting beta-agonists not as effective as inhaled corticosteroids in treating persistent asthma
...passages of the lungs that causes narrowing of the airways
and, if untreated, may result in gradual loss of lung function. The NHLBI's "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma" recommend that clinicians use daily anti-inflammatory medications like ICS to reduce inflammation in patients with mi...
Studies find eating fruits and vegetables good for lungs
...she said. "Antioxidants may work by protecting the airways
against the insult of tobacco smoke and other atmospheric pollutants." Lewis said it is not yet known whether the beneficial effects of these foods acts in the same way throughout a persons life or whether the effects are limited to, or stronger in, ...
No more shots?
...ntional inhalers, which deliver drugs to the large airways
of the lung, this device allows them to enter the bloodstream through the small airways
and alveoli (air sacs). It is a faster, more efficient method of drug delivery, the researchers say....
New nasal obstruction procedure offers cheaper, pain-free alternative to surgery
...ction,prevent swelling of the tongue and help keep airways
clear; preliminary studiesindicate seven to eight treatments are needed....
Gamma/Delta T cells essential to regulating airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma, other lung diseases, according to National Jewish researchers
...esearch found that gamma/delta T cells ensure that airways
are relaxed eachtime they are exposed to stimuli, ...tent way, stressful events anytime thelungs or the airways
get exposed to airway stimuli." In the future, as scientists learn more about how gamma/delta T cell...
UI study advances understanding of antimicrobials and cystic fibrosis-related infection
...study suggests that highsalt concentrations in the airways
of people with cystic fibrosis prevent theseantimicrobial factors from working effectively. "The finding provides some new ideas about treatments for cystic fibrosis," saidSue M. Travis, Ph.D., UI research scientist and principal investigator. Cyst...
New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
... to a machine and is used during sleep to keep the airways
open. Dr. Sullivan noted that pre-eclampsia occurs in nearly 10% of all normalpregnancies, and is the major cause of admission to the hospital duringpregnancy and the major cause of infant admission to the intensive care unit. Herecommend...
Study Reveals Gender Affects Lung-Cancer Development
...idence ofprecancerous lesions in the large central airways
than women. They also foundthat fewer women than men had high-grade preinvasive lesions. Because womendevelop more cancers in the peripheral (outer) parts of the lung than men do,Gazdar and co-workers presume that women smokers are selectively damagi...
Improved Medications Can Nip Allergy Season In The Bud
... a bronchodilator that "relaxes" themuscles around airways
to make breathing easier. Though Dorit had no personalhistory of allergies until three years ago, she was aware of their disablingeffects because her husband, Jesse, had struggled with severe allergies foryears before finding effective treatment with...
University Of Florida Researchers Hope To Ease Asthma Pains And Provide A Sigh Of Relief
... lung cell that ultimatelylead to the walls of the airways
relaxing so that a larger volume of aircan enter the lung." The research may provide insight into how to refine asthma drugs soasthmasufferers do not have to use an inhaler as often as with current treatments. Other collaborators on th...
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