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2014-07-01 11:31:24

American Thoracic Society In a new study of the causes underlying respiratory symptoms in military personnel returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, a large percentage of veterans had non-specific symptoms that did not lead to a specific clinical diagnosis. Most patients who did receive a diagnosis had evidence of asthma or nonspecific airway hyperreactivity, which may have been due in some cases to aggravation of pre-existing disease by deployment exposures. "Earlier studies of...

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2014-05-22 07:32:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has discovered a direct link between eating fish, fruit and dairy products with improved lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, which is being presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2014 International Conference, specifically examined COPD patients' lung function within 24 hours of consuming fish, cheese, grapefruit and bananas. "Diet is a...

2013-05-10 23:20:12

St. Elizabeth Health Center is one of the first hospitals in the nation to offer Bronchial Thermoplasty, a procedure to help patients with severe asthma breathe easier and gain long-lasting control over their asthma. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 St. Elizabeth Health Center is among the first in the United States to offer a new procedure for severe asthma patients, known as bronchial thermoplasty. Patients who are 18 years and older and suffer from severe persistent asthma that is not...

2011-09-26 15:08:17

Patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a higher risk of death if they are underweight. A new study, which will be presented today (26 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, assessed the link between death rates and the weight of COPD patients. The research also assessed the link with other co-existing diseases, such as heart disease. The World Health Organization predicts that COPD will become the third...

2011-02-23 15:20:00

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaxis, a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutic products for chronic respiratory and immune disorders, announced today the commercial launch of ARIDOL® (mannitol inhalation powder) Bronchial Challenge Test Kit, the first new bronchial challenge test in more than two decades and the company's first product launch in the U.S. ARIDOL is used to assess bronchial hyperresponsiveness in patients six years...

2010-11-10 16:31:00

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaxis, a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutic products for respiratory and immune disorders, will present ARIDOL(TM) (mannitol inhalation powder) Bronchial Challenge Test Kit, at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), November 11-16 in Phoenix, AZ. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on October 5, 2010, ARIDOL is the first new bronchial...

2010-10-06 12:13:00

EXTON, Pa., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmaxis, a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on therapeutic products for chronic respiratory and immune disorders, announced today that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market ARIDOL(TM) (mannitol inhalation powder) Bronchial Challenge Test Kit, the first new bronchial challenge test in more than two decades. ARIDOL is used for the assessment of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in patients six...

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2010-06-17 12:40:00

New research has found that kids who grow up with a dog in the house may be at a higher risk of developing asthma if they are also exposed to secondhand smoke or nitrogen dioxide. Children exposed to these elements were about fives times as likely to have asthma at age 7 than kids who had neither exposure.  Dr. Chris Carlsten of Vancouver General Hospital in British Columbia, Canada and colleagues point out in the European Respiratory Journal that most studies in children have looked...


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