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2012-05-29 23:02:55

Award-winning healthcare communications agency bryantBROWN launches innovative Spiro PD Personal Spirometer for PMD Healthcare. Campaign targets people with asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, and lung transplants, plus their healthcare professionals. Contact bryantBROWN at http://www.bryantbrown.com for more information. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2012 The award-winning healthcare communications agency bryantBROWN Healthcare has created the launch campaign for the innovative, new Spiro PD,...

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...

2012-05-21 12:46:36

Margaret Rosenfeld, M.D., M.P.H., of Seattle Children's Hospital, and colleagues conducted a study to examine if hypertonic saline would reduce the rate of pulmonary exacerbations in children younger than 6 years of age with cystic fibrosis (CF). Inhaled hypertonic saline is recommended as therapy for patients 6 years or older with CF, but its efficacy has not been evaluated in patients younger than 6 years. In the randomized trial, the active treatment group (n = 158) received 7 percent...


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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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