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2014-04-30 08:34:06

Parion plans to initiate Phase 2 studies of P-1037 for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in the second half of 2014 DURHAM, N.C., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parion Sciences, a company dedicated to the development of novel treatments for pulmonary and ocular diseases, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Gilead Sciences, Inc. to reacquire the rights to epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) inhibitors identified and developed under a research collaboration announced...

2014-03-17 16:28:23

Bioresorbable splints used for just second time ever, successfully improved breathing so baby can go home for the first time ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn't prevent his breathing from periodically stopping. His condition was so tenuous that often his parents could not hold him for fear of...

2014-02-21 23:02:40

5i Sciences appoints Jan Barker as General Manager of its acute care product group and announces favorable results from a completed study in adults receiving sedation for a commonly performed medical procedure. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 5i Sciences, a medical technology company focused on airway management products, announces the appointment of Jan Barker as General Manager of its Acute Care Product group. “This is a key appointment for our Company”, said Dr. Richard...

New Device Minimizes Risks Associated With Tracheotomies
2014-01-27 08:48:40

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid The new device, which was patented by researchers of the School of Industrial Engineering of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in collaboration with the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), has achieved minimizing the risks associated to emergency tracheotomies and the time needed to perform planned tracheotomies. This is possible thanks to the combination of mechanical and drilling devices with medical imaging elements and information...

2014-01-23 08:22:24

LONDON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:US Market for Positive Airway Pressure Devices Through 2018 Short DescriptionThis research report provides key market trends, market forecasts and competitive scenario of the positive airway pressure devices (PAP Devices) in the US through 2018.The product categories covered in this report include: -- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)-- Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure...

Drugs That Limit Excess Mucus Could Save Lives
2012-11-26 19:53:34

Washington University School of Medicine Respiratory conditions that restrict breathing such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are common killers worldwide. But no effective treatments exist to address the major cause of death in these conditions — excess mucus production. "There is good evidence that what kills people with severe COPD or asthma is mucus obstructing the airway," says Michael J. Holtzman, MD, the Selma and Herman Seldin Professor of...

Mucus Helps Clean Out Human Lungs
2012-08-24 10:53:38

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill recently published a study on their work to understand how human lungs clean out mucus from colds and allergy, making the airways free of foreign matter that may be toxic or infectious to the body. The findings, published in a recent issue of the journal Science, will help scientists identify issues related to human lung diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive...

2012-01-27 10:41:44

The lung clearance index (LCI) is a sensitive non-invasive marker of early lung disease in young children with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a new study from Australian researchers. "We found that LCI is elevated early in children with CF, especially in the presence of airway inflammation and Pseudomonas aeruginosa," said Yvonne Belessis, MBBS, MPH, PhD, respiratory staff specialist at the Sydney Children's Hospital. "LCI may not only be a marker of early CF lung disease, but may be...

2012-01-11 10:09:11

Smoking may be associated with the development of molecular features of cancer in the large airway epithelium. In the small airway epithelium, molecular cancerization is associated with development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to recent data. "We are striving to find the earliest molecular changes that are induced by environmental stressors – in this case, smoking," said Renat Shaykhiev, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of genetic medicine at Weill Cornell...


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  • To talk saucily.
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