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2009-07-24 07:09:00

Coal dust exposure is directly linked to severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike, according to new research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)."In this study we have shown that coal mine dust exposure is a significant predictor of emphysema severity," said Eileen Kuempel, Ph.D., a senior scientist at NIOSH and lead author of the study.The findings, which were reported in the August 1 issue of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of...

2009-07-17 10:20:00

Patient Advocates, Medicare Beneficiaries Visit Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Pass Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Act, Oppose Additional Cuts to Oxygen Benefit WASHINGTON, July 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Asking members of Congress to support patient-focused reform of the Medicare home oxygen therapy benefit, patients and family members with the National Emphysema/COPD Association (NECA), a national advocacy organization representing patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

2009-07-15 19:06:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmonx, an emerging leader in interventional pulmonology and in the development of device therapies for the treatment of emphysema announced today that Michael A. Baker has joined the company as President and CEO and that he has been elected as a member of its board of directors. "We are very excited that Mike will be leading our company as we begin to commercialize our proprietary medical device therapies for these important indications,"...

2009-07-15 16:03:00

NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providing a voice to home oxygen patients nationwide, including patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases, the National Emphysema/COPD Association (NECA) today called the Medicare Home Oxygen Therapy Act of 2009 (H.R. 3220) a patient-focused piece of legislation that protects the best interests of the nation's 1.5 million beneficiaries and promotes quality home oxygen care. "Home oxygen provides...

2009-06-29 01:00:00

CHIPPENHAM, England and TOKYO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- - Study Triggers $7.5m Milestones for Both Companies Sosei Group Corporation ("Sosei"; TSE Mothers Index: 4565) and Vectura Group plc ("Vectura"; LSE: VEC) announce the commencement of a Phase III clinical study by Novartis, with NVA237, a once-daily, long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). NVA237 is a dry powder formulation for oral inhalation of...

2009-06-26 08:01:37

People who eat lots of soy products have better lung function and are less likely to develop the smoking-associated lung disease COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). A study published in BioMed Central's open access journal Respiratory Research has shown that consumption of a wide variety of soy products can be associated with a reduction in the risk of COPD and other respiratory symptoms.Dr. Fumi Hirayama and Professor Andy Lee from Curtin University of Technology, Australia, worked...

2009-06-26 00:30:57

People who eat soy products have better lung function and are less likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Australian researchers said. Dr. Fumi Hirayama and Andy Lee from Curtin University of Technology in Australia worked with a team of respiratory physicians to poll 300 patients with COPD from six Japanese hospitals and 340 age-matched control subjects from the same areas as the patients about their soy intake. Soy consumption was found to be positively correlated with...

2009-06-16 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the rise in the US prevalence of emphysema is prompting device firms to develop endoscopic devices used to diagnose or treat the condition. Currently, only two surgical treatment options for emphysema are available: lung volume reduction or lung transplant, both of which involve substantial risks for the patient. MRG's US Markets for ENT and...

2009-06-04 07:38:04

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have discovered a protein in the lungs that can help in determining progression of the rare lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Researchers say the protein"”Serum surfactant protein A"”is superior to other IPF predictors and could lead to better decisions about treatment and timing of lung transplantation. The study, led by Brent Kinder, MD, is published in the June 4 edition of the journal Chest. Surfactant proteins...

2009-05-19 11:19:18

Chronic exposure to tobacco smoke in childhood may contribute to early emphysema later in life, according to new research. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is known to be associated with a variety of serious health problems, but it had not previously been associated with the development of emphysema over the life course. The data will be presented on Tuesday, May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego. "Emphysematous 'holes' in the lung that...


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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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