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Obese lung-transplant recipients at higher risk of death

...e of Medicines department of medicine, division of pulmonary and critical care, and the studys other principal ...o suffer from such diseases as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma and cystic fibrosis are waiting for lung transplants,...

Study could lead to exercise-mimicking drug

... improve the lives of patients with heart failure, pulmonary disease, renal failure, diabetes and other chronic diseases," Williams said. Williams and his colleagues have spent 20 years studying why muscle tissues remodel themselves when subjected to different forms of exercise. Skeletal muscle fibers consist ...

Cedars-sinai surgery dept. implements innovative surgical training tool to reduce medical errors

...tical example of a 19-year-old male who develops a pulmonary embolism after undergoing surgery for multiple gunshot wounds to his pelvis. The M & M Matrix on this case would be called Pulmonary Embolism Following Surgical Procedures for Trauma, said Dr. Gordon. At the conference, the moderator would lead a m...

Helium imaging detects emphysema changes in smallest airways of lung

...g diseases including emphysema, asthma and perhaps pulmonary fibrosis. Joel D. Cooper, M.D., Evarts A. Graham Professor of Surgery and head of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery added, This technique may well help us refine our selection criteria and better predict the outcome of emphysema patients under...

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

...RTENSION In an animal model of persistent neonatal pulmonary hypertension, a serious killer of newborns, the va...a standard treatment) in a piglet model ofneonatal pulmonary hypertension caused by meconium aspiration. Meconium is the dark green material found in the intest...

New study explores pulmonary rehabilitation in women with emphysema and chronic bronchitis

Torrance, Calif. (April 22, 2002) New advances in pulmonary rehabilitation research are holding promise of imp... of life for those affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is the nations 4th leading cause of mortality. Harbor-UCLA Research & Education Inst...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for May (first issue)

...sed airway resistance and the trend toward reduced pulmonary function into adult life. The research appears in the first issue for May of the American Thoracic Societys peer-reviewed American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. INCREASED DISEASE SEVERITY FROM RHINOVIRUS IN INFANTS WITH ACUTE BR...

Case study highlights importance of early detection of testicular cancer

...ries. Unexpectedly, the man died 4 days later of a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung), which was thoug... A post-mortem examination revealed that the fatal pulmonary embolism was a result of cancer that had spread from a testicular tumour, which had probably been pr...

Blocking gene may reduce lung scarring caused by radiation therapy

...said. However, some patients also go on to develop pulmonary fibrosis, a scarring of the lung tissue that can c... that did not have ICAM1, we saw an improvement in pulmonary function tests and a significant reduction in fibrosis," Hallahan said. Hallahan noted that most of ...

Blocking adhesion protein may reduce lung damage from radiation

...such as radiation pneumonitis (lung inflammation), pulmonary fibrosis (the accumulation of collagen, or scar ti...sufficiency. To determine the role of ICAM-1 in pulmonary fibrosis and lung performance, Hallahan and his coworkers treated groups of 10 mice with either mock...

New synthetic antithrombotic drug could reduce dvt risk after hip surgery

...ip surgery can occasionally result in death due to pulmonary embolism (in around 0.1-0.4% of cases). Michael Rud Lassen from University Hospital Copenhagen, Hillerd, Denmark, and colleagues assessed the ability of fondaparinux, the first of a new class of synthetic antithrombotic agents, to further reduce DVT ...

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

... the bronchi); 20 patients withchronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and 10 control subjects. The rese...e fiber proliferatinginjuries in airways and small pulmonary blood vessels that eventually affects one-half or more oflong-term lung transplantation survivors.) ...

Childhood cancer survivors: Good health for some, long-term complications for others

...sk for long-term complications, including impaired pulmonary function, obesity, physical limitations, reduced q...sity of Minnesota Cancer Center, has revealed that pulmonary complications resulting from some forms of chemotherapy and radiation used to treat childhood cancer...

Optimistic outlook may benefit lungs

...y inflammation associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study suggests there may be reversible factors that may have an impact on patients long-term rate of lung function decline, which has been shown to be related to a persons risk of mortality, Dr. Wright said. Preliminary studies on...

Depression predicts quality of life for lung transplant patients

...lion Americans who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). "These findings represent an exam...and underlying disease are important predictors of pulmonary quality of life and shortness of breath, depression appears to be a stronger predictor," Palmer said...

Nitric oxide crucial to respiration

...hose disorders, as well as sickle cell disease and pulmonary hypertension. "One of the prevailing prec...nd delivery by the red blood cells." Duke pulmonary specialist Claude Piantadosi, M.D., directed the hyperbaric chamber studies. Other members ...

U-M artificial lung showing promise, as need grows

...ent of lung function. The U-M lung attaches to the pulmonary artery, can be used in or outside the body, and re...ericans have chronic respiratory diseases, such as pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema, for which the only effective treatment is lung transplant. But the shortage ...

New pathway for treating hypertension-related kidney failure studied

...e patients. "In every form of hypertension, except pulmonary hypertension, which is limited to the lungs, there is a change in kidney function so the kidneys cannot excrete the proper amount of salt and water at a normal blood pressure," said Dr. John D. Imig, renal vascular biologist at the MCG Vascular Biolo...

American Thoracic Society news tips for June (second issue)

...nhaled corticosteroids benefit chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients In the first, double-blind, pla...ar treatment withlong-acting bronchodilators, plus pulmonary rehabilitation, can decrease symptoms and improve exercise tolerance. The editorial appears in the ...

Aspirin within two days of ischemic stroke reduces deaths

...od that clots will travel to the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism," he says. "One of the ways that people can die from a complication of stroke is by pulmonary embolism. "These results emphasize the importance of reviewing all the evidence to develop practi...

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