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Study Demonstrates Safety & Effectiveness Of Asthma Drug
...Clifford W. Zwillich, M. D., professor andchief of pulmonary
and critical care at Penn State's Milton S. Hershey MedicalCenter. Puffing on the inhalant only during an attack of coughing or wheezing issufficient for mild asthmatics, according to Zwillich. Data collection andstatistical analysis for the multi-c...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...re is some evidence of brain damage in animals and pulmonary
hypertension in animals and humans," he said. In ...1996 study of 95 patients, patients suffering from pulmonary
hypertension were 23 times more likely to have taken d-fenfluramine than their matched controls and ...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...mal studies on serotonin neurotoxicity and primary pulmonary
hypertension from fenfluramine and its chemical co...luramines increase the risk for developing primary pulmonary
hypertension, a rare, but incurable and life threatening illness. The researchers advise doctors to...
Medicare Approves UM Medical Center For Lung Transplants
...e reduction surgery for emphysemaand therapies for pulmonary
Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer
...he medicalliterature. The disorder, termed delayed pulmonary
toxicity syndrome (DPTS) bythe Duke researchers, c...treated with steroids saw 17 percentimprovement in pulmonary
function. The results of the Duke study, led by pulmonologist Rodney Folz, werepublished ...
Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners
...enn State's College of Medicine.Stauffer is also a pulmonary
and critical care physician for the Penn StateGeisinger Health System. "In order to mine surface coal, workers have to go through a layer ofsoil and rock. As they blast and drill through this layer, miners are exposed torock dust before they ...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...e fenfluraminefamily without phentermine developed pulmonary
hypertension or heart valvelesions, and almost all...n theblood, and physicians examining patients with pulmonary
hypertension or heartvalve disease might not have asked specifically about how often the patientstoo...
National Jewish Pediatric Asthma Specialist Urges Monitoring Growth When Using Nebulized Glucocorticoids As An Asthma Treatment In Children
...anked as the best hospital inthe United States for pulmonary
disease treatment by U.S. News & World Report,1998....
Dynavax Demonstrates Ability Of Immunostimulatory DNA Sequences To Inhibit Symptoms Of Allergic Asthma In Animal Model
...ovel, highlyeffective therapy for chronic allergic pulmonary
inflammation." The Journal of Immunology study was authored by Dynavax founder, Eyal Raz, M.D.and David Broide, M.B. Ch.B. of the Department of Medicine, University ofCalifornia, San Diego; and their collaborators Helen Tighe, Ph.D., Minh-DucNguyen, ...
MRI Images Using Laser-Polarized Xenon
... or perfusion image could help physicians locate a pulmonary
embolism ordiagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease," Swanson said. "These images demonstrate for the first time that magnetic resonance imaging...
ALA/ATS Meeting Explores Gender Differences In Smoking And Lung Transplant Outcomes And Heart Attack Risk From Asthma Medication
...rst linetherapy for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease, but that the studysuggests that doctors should exercise caution when giving a patient with heartdisease their first beta-agonist prescription. A study published in 1994 that examined a possible link betweenbeta-agonists and increased...
Abraham Rudolph To Receive Howland Medal For Contributions To The Advancement Of Pediatrics
...ose theductus arteriosus, a passageway between the pulmonary
artery and the aorta thatnormally closes after birth to allow normal blood flow between the heart and thelungs. Rudolph was born February 3, 1924 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He earned hismedical degree in 1946 at the University of the Witwatersr...
New Type Of Artificial Surfactant Shows Promise In Treating Lung Disease
...rfactant, a lung secretion that is vital to normal pulmonary
function becauseit keeps the lungs from collapsing...Clements is the Julius H. Comroe, Jr., professorof pulmonary
biology at UCSF and served as co-investigator on the current study. Taeusch said he plans to continu...
New gene therapy may allow patients to 'grow' their own bypass around blocked leg arteries
...pected programs in cardiology and cardiac surgery, pulmonary
medicine,orthopedics and sports medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, OB/GYN, organtransplantation and gastroenterology, Temple's network of physicians, nurses andfacilities are trained and equipped for any situation....
UCSF study finds that an osteoporosis prevention drug reduces the risk of breast cancer by 76 percent in postmenopausal women
...mbosis (blood clot in a major vein) and 17cases of pulmonary
embolus (blood clot in a lung) developed among wom... that women with a history of venous thrombosis or pulmonary
embolusshould not take raloxifene, tamoxifen or estrogen. Further, more women in the raloxifene grou...
UNC-CH study shows compressed air sleeve prevents blood clots during hip replacement
...nique for preventing both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary
embolism, hesaid. Using them during and for several days after hip replacement reduced therate of both complications. Earlier patients who had not had the inflatabledevices placed around their legs served as control subjects and providedcomparison fi...
Pacemaker for larynx allows patients to breathe easier
...ching herprogress. After repeated tests, including pulmonary
function tests and treadmill tests (to measure breathing capacity) and endoscopic tests (to view thestimulated movement of the vocal folds), Burns tracheotomy tube was removed 18months ago. "She has done really well," Zealear said. "We find that her ...
Cautious evidence of third generation pill link to increase in thromboembolism
...5 -49 years between 1977-93 with a registration of pulmonary
embolism, deep venous thrombosis and other embolotic or thrombotic disorders. They studied admission levels in the context of the use of third generation pills representing 0.2 per cent of total use of oral contraceptives in 1984; 17 per cent in 198...
Gamma/Delta T cells essential to regulating airway hyperresponsiveness in asthma, other lung diseases, according to National Jewish researchers
...und in diseases such asasthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease and environmental lung diseases,may be linked to a lack of gamma/delta T cells in the lungs National JewishMedical and Research Center scientists write in today's Nature Medicine. The research sheds light on a previously unknown immune system...
UCSF researchers unravel mystery of TB infection; findings significant for future development of vaccine
...fying the impactof M. tuberculosis," he said. UCSF pulmonary
specialist Philip Hopewell, MD, who also is associate dean of theUCSF School of Medicine at SFGHMC, has been active in TB research and controlfor 25 years. Reviewing the study results he said, "The only way that theglobal tuberculosis epidemic will...
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