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2013-04-24 08:29:05

MedPage Today to Reach Nearly 95% of Endocrinologists & Thoracic Specialists NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MedPage Today, the leading provider of real-time breaking medical news for healthcare professionals, today announced two new strategic partnerships with leading professional organizations: the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). MedPage Today is the professional brand within the Everyday Health...

2013-04-12 15:56:01

The chances of developing lung cancer associated with asbestos exposure, asbestosis and smoking are dramatically increased when these three risk factors are combined, and quitting smoking significantly reduces the risk of developing lung cancer after long-term asbestos exposure, according to a new study. "The interactions between asbestos exposure, asbestosis and smoking, and their influence on lung cancer risk are incompletely understood," said lead author Steven B. Markowitz, MD DrPH,...

2012-12-27 12:21:21

Supports Patients and Efforts for Cure for Deadly Lung Disease CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today its accomplishments for the year, reflecting on the successes in Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) research, advocacy and awareness efforts. "We are pleased to say that 2012 was a good year for the foundation and for our patients as we inch closer to treatments and a cure," said Mishka Michon, Chief Executive...

2012-09-24 06:25:04

The American Thoracic Society and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis connect patients to NIH leaders to explore fibrotic disease across organ systems WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Kiley, Ph.D., the Director of the Division of Lung Diseases at the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and Jerry Eu, M.D., the new program director for NHLBI's pulmonary fibrosis (PF) research, will co-host a webinar geared at sharing...

2012-09-10 06:26:40

Actress Rose McGowan Joins Chorus Demanding Change for PF Patients CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year around the world, as many as 48,000 people are diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and 40,000 people die - the same number of people who are lost to breast cancer annually. Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating disease that robs people of their ability to breathe. To help raise awareness about this unknown deadly disease, the Coalition for...

2012-07-18 23:41:10

Establishing a more stringent ozone standard in the U.S. would significantly reduce ozone-related premature mortality and morbidity, according to a new study published online July 18 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. "Abundant evidence links exposure to ozone with adverse health effects, including impaired pulmonary function, asthma exacerbations, increased hospital and emergency room visits, and increased mortality, yet the current National Ambient Air Quality Standard of...

2012-05-31 02:26:36

NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Citeline, the world's leading research authority on pharmaceutical clinical trials, updates, and intelligence recently reviewed the results presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) conference held May 18-23, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. The strong competition to launch the next fixed dose combination (FDC) blockbuster for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was of particular interest to reviewer Jennifer Stacey, Citeline's Analyst in...

2012-05-23 20:13:49

The expanded use of antiretrovirals, potent drugs used to treat retroviral infections such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), has been linked to significant decreases in hospital mortality rates among severely ill HIV-positive (HIV+) patients nationwide, primarily due to a decrease in opportunistic infections, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford University. Despite these encouraging data, the study also revealed that in this population, chronic diseases and bloodstream...

2012-05-23 20:09:40

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who become infected with the bacterium Pseudomonas aerguinosa are more likely to have worse clinical outcomes and experience more hospitalizations during the course of their disease than COPD patients who are not infected, according to researchers from Buffalo, N.Y. The study will be presented at the ATS 2012 International Conference in San Francisco. Bacterial bronchial infection plays a key role in the course of COPD, causing...

2012-05-23 18:40:51

A tiny, resilient metal wire designed to gather and compress diseased lung tissue may offer relief to patients with severe heterogeneous emphysema, a subtype of the disease that involves specific, usually isolated areas of the lungs, according to the results of a multicenter international trial conducted in the Netherlands, Germany and France. The wire, called a lung volume reduction coil (LVRC), can be easily implanted and is designed to take the place of more invasive procedures used to...