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2008-09-25 21:00:34

Emory University researchers say they are among those participating in a nationwide U.S. study of airway bypass to ease emphysema. The EASE -- Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema -- trial focuses on using a new minimally invasive procedure to make new pathways -- kept open by drug-eluting stents to allow trapped air to exit the lungs, says Emory's study leader Dr. Rabih Bechara. "By creating new pathways for airflow with the airway bypass procedure, we hope to reduce hyperinflation and...

2008-09-25 09:00:54

Researchers at Sentara Cardiovascular Research Institute begin a new international study to explore the safety and effectiveness of stents to open airways of patients with advanced emphysema or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial focuses on airway bypass, an investigational technique without surgery to create new pathways to release trapped air from within diseased lung tissue, thereby helping patients with advanced widespread...

2008-09-25 00:00:02

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - Inhaler drugs used by millions of people with emphysema and bronchitis might slightly raise the risk for heart attacks and even death, a study suggests.The results aren't conclusive, and inhalers provide significant relief for these patients struggling to breathe. But the study authors urged doctors to closely monitor patients who use the inhalers.Most affected patients have both emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The condition's formal name, chronic...

2008-09-24 09:00:49

Switzerland-based Kuros Biosurgery has granted US-based Aeris Therapeutics an exclusive license in the field of lung volume reduction to certain patent rights Kuros exclusively licensed from the American Red Cross that cover the delivery of certain drugs in a fibrin sealant. In return for the license, Kuros will receive upfronts, milestones and royalties on the sale of Aeris's lead product, the AeriSeal biologic lung volume reduction (BLVR) system, a novel investigational emphysema...

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2008-09-24 07:55:00

Millions of people could be at risk for heart attacks thanks to inhaler drugs used for emphysema and bronchitis, according to a new study. The results aren't conclusive; but they do maintain inhalers provide significant relief for these patients struggling to breathe. However, the study authors told doctors to closely monitor patients who use the inhalers. Many affected patients suffer from emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The condition's formal name, chronic obstructive pulmonary...

2008-09-23 03:00:09

Kuros Biosurgery AG and Aeris Therapeutics, Inc., both privately held biotech companies, announced today that Kuros has granted Aeris an exclusive license in the field of lung volume reduction to certain patent rights Kuros exclusively licensed from the American Red Cross that cover the delivery of certain drugs in a fibrin sealant. In return for the license, Kuros will receive upfronts, milestones and royalties on the sale of Aeris' lead product, the AeriSeal(TM) Biologic Lung Volume...

2008-09-16 09:00:52

Volunteers are being recruited for the research study of a new investigational procedure that could help relieve shortness of breath and other symptoms for people with severe emphysema. Called airway bypass, this minimally invasive procedure creates new openings in the airway wall connecting the damaged lung tissue to the natural airway. These pathways are supported and kept open by Exhale(R) Drug-Eluting Stents. The goal is to give air that is trapped in the lungs a way to escape,...

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2008-09-15 09:15:00

New research suggests that a substance found in broccoli may prevent some damage that leads to serious lung disease. US researchers found that sulforapane, commonly found in broccoli and brussel sprouts, increased the action of the NRF2 gene in human lungs, thus protecting cells from damage normally caused by toxins. Sulforapane was also recently found to protect against blood vessel damage caused by diabetes. The same types of vegetables have also been linked to a lower risk of heart...

2008-09-10 09:00:47

Volunteers are being recruited for the research study of a new investigational procedure that could help relieve shortness of breath and other symptoms for people with severe emphysema. Called airway bypass, this minimally invasive procedure creates new openings in the airway wall connecting the damaged lung tissue to the natural airway. These pathways are supported and kept open by Exhale(R) Drug-Eluting Stents. The goal is to give air that is trapped in the lungs a way to escape,...

2008-09-05 03:00:06

By Snyder, Marion L Fantz, Corinne R; Dahl, Morten; Snyder, Melissa R; Highsmith, W Edward Jr CASE A 52-year-old white woman with a presumptive diagnosis of cirrhosis attributed to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis was referred for a liver transplant consultation. The patient reported increased abdominal discomfort, swelling, and lower extremity edema beginning 7 years earlier, as well as intermittent nausea, weakness, and confusion which had increased in frequency during the previous year....


Latest emphysema Reference Libraries

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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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