Tag: "lung" at medical news
New anti-angiogenic proteins discovered
...acking colorectal cancer, the other being testedon lung
cancer, with encouraging results thus far. "The use of angiogenesis inhibitors is one of our most promisingcancer-fighting strategies," said scientist Judith C. Gasson, director of UCLA'sJonsson Cancer Center. "The discovery of these two nov...
New laser treatment allows patients to swallow and breath easier
...increase in the number of women who have died from lung
cancer between1974 and 1994. "PDT may, in some cases, cure the cancer if it has been caught veryearly," he said. "In most patients, however, PDT will simply return to them theability to breath and eat, which for many patients at this stage, ...
Cedars-Sinai reports excellent outcomes for its cardiac surgery division
...alve repair and replacement, hearttransplantation, lung
transplantation, minimally invasive cardiac surger...t muscle. Cedars-Sinai's is the oldest dedicated lung
transplant program west of theMississippi River, established in 1988. During the following 10 years,...
New studies of a liquid of life -- Lung surfactant
...the neonatal intensive care unit. Some adults with lung
disease arehelped by it as well. Called lung
surfactant, this very special substance -- a mixture oflipids and proteins -- coats the inside of al...
Why prostate cancer homes to bone
...were tested against extracts of bone,brain, liver, lung
and kidney, four times the number of cells made it throughthe membrane to the bone extract. When the investigators separated out the various components of the bone extract,they found a single constituent responsible for the attraction. The facto...
Patients with severe psoriasis suffer daily, study finds
...ension, diabetes and depression to cancer, chronic lung
disease andcongestive heart failure. The results contradict an earlier study that found the quality of lifeof psoriasis patients to differ little from the general population. "Previous studies looked only at patients with mild to mode...
9th European Congress on Lung Disease
...ighly promising newapproaches to the prevention of lung
cancer. Very recent advances in this fieldhave ope...ill soon undergo human trials.Also in the field of lung
cancer, the meeting will be told how it is becomingpossible, using sophisticated medical imaging (co...
'Revolutionary' treatment for birth defect improves survival of newborns
...-threatening birth defect, can actually worsen the lung
conditionand should be abandoned in favor of a "re... -- to migrateinto their chest. The defect impedes lung
capacity and development and also candamage the displaced organs. Newborns who don't survive usually...
New test can better uncover hidden breast cancer
...cluding melanomas, colon carcinoma, non-small-cell lung
carcinoma andesophageal carcinoma. The new testing technique is already in use at theUSC/Norris Cancer Center and Hospital....
Study tests vitamins in recovery from trauma
...RDS), an uncontrolled inflammatory response in the lung
leading to prolongedventilator dependency, a longer ICU stay and higher mortality. "It doesn't seem to matter what type of injury you have, if it's severe enough,you can develop ARDS," says Dr. Avery B. Nathens, University of Washingtonfellow in tra...
Gamma/Delta T cells essential to regulating airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma, other lung diseases, according to National Jewish researchers
...ic obstructive pulmonary disease and environmental lung
diseases,may be linked to a lack of gamma/delta T ...ven smaller numbers in the lungs of peoplewith the lung
disease. Whether reduced gamma/delta T cells in these patientsincrease the likelihood for wheezing ...
First brain cancer surgeries using new space-age probe are successful
...d in the UnitedStates for the treatment of certain lung
and esophageal cancers. PHOTOFRIN wasdiscovered at the Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., andis being developed by QLT PhotoTherapeutics Inc. in Vancouver, British Columbia,Canada. PHOTOFRIN attaches to and permeates un...
It is easy for adolescents to purchase cigarettes illegally in North Carolina
...chronic bronchitis and emphysema and other chronic lung
diseases.Smoking also increases the risk of high blood pressure. "Prevention efforts should include enforcing existing laws requiringyouth to provide proof of age when attempting to buy cigarettes," DuRant said. For this study, 2,2...
Researchers discover potential new approach to treating cystic fibrosis
...ose that the imbalance is the source ofthe chronic lung
inflammation, excess mucus, and other symptoms of ...ies of low doses of fish oilsupplements to control lung
inflammation, people with cystic fibrosis haveshown no statistically significant clinical improveme...
New 'real time' MRI stress test pictures heart in motion
...ergoneprevious cardiothoracic surgery, or who have lung
disease. However, the fastcine MRI stress test should not be used in patients with pacemakers, cochlearimplants, metal clips, or defibrillators. The fast cine MRI stress test has advantages over other forms of stress testing,according to Hundley. "S...
Results of NUVANCE phase I/II asthma trial presented
... was generally well tolerated and helped stabilize lung
function for up to 12 weeks following discontinuat...mean of -13.2%. FEV1 is a standard measurement of lung
function that measures how much air a person can expel in one second. It is a clinical marker used ...
Each hour while they sleep, more than 26% of all Europeans stop breathing at least five times during ten seconds
...SA" held in Madrid on Wednesday, Dr Robert Davies, lung
specialist at OxfordRadcliffe Hospital (UK), repor...nce the uses of CPAPnow extend beyond the field of lung
diseases, as shown in Madrid.Having carried out many clinical studies of this form of respiratory ai...
Racial disparity in lung cancer treatment must be overcome, UCSF specialists assert
cancer is easier than curing it, and any barriers ... the factthat blacks have a higher death rate from lung
cancer than whites. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S. and, overal...
New tests for blood clots, lung cancer use NIDCR patented technology
...nd the other detects the presence of malignancy in lung
masses that show up onroutine chest X-rays. Both ...its, AcuTectä for clots and NeoTectä for lung
tumors, receivedFDA priority review status and were approved for use in humans in less than 12months...
Meharry-Vanderbilt partnership aims to address racial disparity in cancer outcomes
...ce rates of prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and lung
cancer compared to other ethnic groups. African-A...ve the highest mortality rates from colorectal and lung
cancer. White women have the highest incidence of breast cancer of any ethnic group, but African-Am...
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