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2012-12-19 05:00:45

PMD Healthcare announces that the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer is a favorite Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid, and Kwanzaa gift for people with chronic respiratory conditions to monitor their lung function. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 Family and friends of people with chronic breathing problems, such as asthma, COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, and a lung transplant, are choosing the Spiro PD Personal Spirometer as...

2012-12-12 05:02:50

As CDC announces significant increases in flu activity in the US, indicating that an early flu season is underway, more people with chronic respiratory conditions are using Spiro PD Personal Spirometer to monitor their lung health. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 The CDC has recently warned that the flu season is off to the earliest start in a decade, and that it could be severe. In order to protect their lung health, more people...

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...


Latest Cystic fibrosis Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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