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Monitoring blood for tiny particles released by cells lining the lungs may help clinicians diagnose emphysema in its earliest stages.
During a regular annual physical exam, blood is usually drawn to check the health of a person's heart, kidneys and liver.
A team of researchers at Brigham and Womenâ€™s Hospital (BWH) have found that approximately one out of every twelve adult smokers have abnormal lung densities present on chest computed tomography (CT) images suggestive of interstitial lung disease which is associated with substantial reductions in lung volumes.
Editor's note: Daliresp has been approved as the trade name for roflumilast. SILVER SPRING, Md., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
Editor's note: A trade name for roflumilast was not available at the time of approval. SILVER SPRING, Md., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S.
IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake MedicalÂ® Corp., a developer of medical technologies for the non-surgical treatment of lung diseases including emphysema, announced today that Scott Huennekens, President and CEO of Volcano Corporation, (Nasdaq: VOLC) has joined the company's Board of Directors. Mr.
Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have identified how nanoparticles from diesel exhaust damage lung airway cells, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people susceptible to airway disease.
MIAMI, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alpha-1 Foundation announced today that it has awarded two research grants to investigators whose research will contribute to our understanding of the causes and mechanisms that give rise to lung disease.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PneumRx, Inc. (www.pneumrx.com), a medical device company dedicated to bringing innovation and improvements to the treatment of lung disease, today announced that it has raised $33 million in working capital commitments.
A team of Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers has discovered that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis (CF) also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may be responsible for other chronic lung diseases.
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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