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2014-01-08 12:30:46

ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Celtaxsys Board of Directors today announced that Greg Duncan has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will join the board of directors effective immediately. Mr. Duncan joins Celtaxsys following his most recent role as an Executive Committee member and President of North America for Brussels based UCB, prior to which he served as a Senior Vice-President at Pfizer where his duties included leading US marketing, as...

2013-12-17 08:29:39

--Last patient dosed in moderate asthma trial and first patient dosed in COPD study-- QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Asmacure Ltee today announced that the company has completed dosing in a Phase 2 trial evaluating its lead compound, ASM-024, in moderate asthma patients, with data anticipated in the first quarter of 2014. The company also has begun patient enrollment in a Phase 2 trial of ASM-024 in patients with moderate and severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

2013-12-15 23:03:18

Available in the US just in time for the holidays, this specially constructed pulmonary harmonica helps improve breathing. No musical talent required, and there’s a coupon code below. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 This year, buy something really useful for your loved ones. Developed for a family member with breathing problems, the Pulmonica is a pulmonary harmonica designed for nonmusicians that exercises the diaphragm and chest muscles to improve breathing. The low tuning is...

2013-12-02 20:22:11

Surgical procedure removes up to 35 percent of an Arlington Heights woman's lungs, allowing her to dance at her son's wedding CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every time Susan Fischer sees someone lugging around an oxygen container, she wants to pull them aside and tell them, "It can get better." Fischer, 65, has severe emphysema, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is an ongoing and progressive disease that damages the lungs and makes...

2013-11-25 12:26:55

Alpha-1 is a Serious Medical Condition That Is Often Misdiagnosed as COPD or Asthma KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Behring today announced the availability of DNA(1) Advanced Alpha-1 Screening(TM) (DNA(1)), a new test that aims to improve diagnosis of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). Launched during Alpha-1 Awareness Month, DNA(1) is the only comprehensive Alpha-1 test available that identifies known and unknown clinically relevant genetic variants to help...

2013-11-19 12:29:35

Minimally invasive procedure involves inserting 20 metal coils into patient's lungs to create more room for the healthier areas of the lung to expand and function better CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven years ago, Keith Brown decided to skip the elevator and take the stairs to the ninth floor of the Chicago parking garage where he worked. He only made it to the sixth floor. "I was gasping for air," Brown said. "This wasn't something that comes from being...

2013-11-11 08:28:31

Resources Available to Help Take Control WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For many Americans, breathing is a challenge. Over 12 million have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)( )and live with symptoms, including constant coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. But with an additional 12 million Americans remaining undiagnosed, recognizing COPD signs and symptoms and seeking help is an important health priority. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2013-10-30 12:25:42

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) and Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) today announced that BREO ELLIPTA, a once-daily prescription medicine for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is now available to pharmacies throughout the U.S. BREO ELLIPTA is a combination of the inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), fluticasone furoate "FF", and the long-acting beta(2)-agonist (LABA),...

Yoga Can Help Patients With COPD Improve Lung Function
2013-10-29 06:18:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders reveals that patients with COPD can improve their lung function by practicing yoga. The study found that lung function, shortness of breath and inflammation all demonstrated significant improvement after patients completed 12 weeks of yoga training. The study results were presented at CHEST 2013, the...

2013-10-28 12:26:16

Apollo(TM) 2.0 Released Enhancing Clinical Experience CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIDA Diagnostics, a leading provider of quantitative imaging and informatics services to aid diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with pulmonary disease, announces the release of Apollo 2.0, here at the 2013 American College of Chest Physicians (Chest) Conference. The software advance signifies the next generation product expansion of their flagship Apollo® pulmonary imaging...


Latest Chronic lower respiratory diseases Reference Libraries

Lung
2013-01-01 15:53:59

The lung is a vital organ that is a part of the respiratory system. Generally a person has two lungs; however, the body can function with only one. The lung’s main function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the bloodstream through gas exchange. The lungs are located lateral to the heart in the thoracic cavity. Each lung has a tip called the apex, which is superior in the body. The bases of the lungs rest on the diaphragm. They appear to be spongy due to their bundles of...

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