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Obesity And Large Waist Size Are Risk Factors For COPD

Obesity And Large Waist Size Are Risk Factors For COPD

Canadian Medical Association Journal Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Excessive belly fat...

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2014-06-26 16:25:01

HAMPTON, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC, a clinical stage biotherapeutics company, today announced that it has completed enrollment of its 159-patient Phase 2 clinical trial of INOpulse for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PH-COPD). PH-COPD is a serious complication of COPD that can significantly affect the health status of patients with this condition. Current standard of care is primarily...

2014-06-26 12:26:45

LONDON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) - KOL Insight and Consensus Outlookhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/chronic_obstructive_pulmonary_disorder_copd_kol_insight_consensus_outlook.html The prevalence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is increasing globally, its impact on the wider health economy is significant and there remains considerable...

2014-06-12 23:13:45

Nebulized Pure PRP for COPD is currently being offered at Advanced Rejuvenation in Sarasota, Florida. Inhaled PRP's goal is to help in the suppression of inflammation, activate stem cells in the lungs, improve breathing, and to improve the symptoms of many pulmonary complications including COPD, asthma and chronic lung infections. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Nebulized Pure PRP may offer COPD sufferers a less expensive and an effective alternative to stem cell therapy. When...

2014-06-03 23:08:57

In the 20th century, COPD was considered a man's disease. Today, women account for more than half of all COPD deaths. Women who smoke or used to or have a family history of COPD should be tested. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Not long ago, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was considered a man's disease. But men no longer hold a monopoly on this chronic and progressive lung condition, according to the May 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. Today, more women than...

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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...

2014-05-21 08:30:11

Company expands digital health platform and services to include real-time video consultations SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Thoracic Society International Conference (ATS 2014) -- Propeller Health, the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, today announced the company will offer inhaler technique coaching via Helpouts by Google. People with asthma, COPD, or other chronic respiratory disease, and their family caregivers, can get...

2014-05-20 10:05:16

American Thoracic Society A pedometer-based walking program supported by Internet-based instruction and support can improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. "Low levels of physical activity among individuals with COPD can contribute to impaired quality of life and have been linked to higher risk of exacerbations,...

2014-05-19 20:21:48

LONDON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK) today presented data at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) from a late-stage clinical study. In this study the safety and efficacy of the addition of a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (also known as an anticholinergic), umeclidinium 'UMEC' 62.5mcg (Incruse(TM)( )Ellipta(®)) and UMEC 125mcg, to the inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting beta2 agonist combination medicine, fluticasone proprionate and salmeterol 'FSC...

2014-05-19 14:44:07

American Thoracic Society As if increased risks of high blood pressure, respiratory infections, lung cancer and even depression weren't enough, researchers say patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have another complication to worry about: heart failure. That's according to a new study from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, which found the prevalence of heart failure is significantly higher in patients with COPD compared to the rest of the study population....

2014-05-15 04:22:31

OXFORD, England, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First full presentation of data from randomised clinical study of glycopyrronium bromide made using Prosonix' novel particle-engineering technology Prosonix, an innovative speciality pharmaceutical company developing a portfolio of inhaled Respiratory Medicines by Design, announces that it will present results from its Phase 2 clinical study with PSX1002 in patients with moderate to severe chronic obstructive...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.