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2009-05-19 11:33:07

Research conducted seven years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City (NYC) found that children attending the socioeconomically and ethnically homogeneous elementary school closest to Ground Zero have high rates of self-reported asthma and airway obstruction. The research will be presented on Tuesday, May 19 at the American Thoracic Society's 105th International Conference in San Diego. "Our Stony Brook team found that the children who live near the WTC...

2008-10-28 15:00:11

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GlaxoSmithKline today announced findings from a cross-sectional study which showed that 26 percent of primary care patients 40 years of age and older with a history of smoking and symptoms of chronic bronchitis actually had airway obstruction consistent with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - yet were not diagnosed with the disease. The data also show that as age and smoking history increased the percent of patients with COPD...

2006-01-05 14:31:54

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It hardly seems fair but nearly one in four Americans with airway obstruction have never smoked, a new analysis shows. The majority of these cases are unexplained, Dr. Ronald J. Halbert of Cerner Health Insights in Beverly Hills, California told Reuters Health. "The bottom line is that we really don't know what's going on in these people very well," he said. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is typically considered a disease of...

2005-12-29 14:22:17

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adults with a history of childhood asthma frequently have irreversible deficits in lung function, a study shows. Longer duration of childhood asthma and premature birth increase the likelihood of lung trouble later in life, the researchers found. Asthma, usually defined as reversible airway obstruction, early in life may affect lung function later -- but whether or not these effects are reversible is not clear, Dr. N. Franklin Adkinson of the Johns Hopkins...