Latest emphysema Stories

2009-02-10 12:57:55

Although the immune system is designed to protect the body from harm, it may actually worsen one of the most difficult-to-treat respiratory diseases: chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), according to new University of Cincinnati (UC) research.

2009-02-09 10:57:35

University of Iowa researchers have made a connection between a rare, hereditary premature aging disease and cell damage that comes from smoking. Dr.

2009-02-06 13:47:37

A University of Iowa study is apparently the first to make a connection between a rare, hereditary premature aging disease and cell damage that comes from smoking.

2008-12-22 09:57:25

The author of an upcoming biography about Michael Jackson says the fading U.S.

2008-11-11 09:00:47

Kamada, a biopharmaceutical company, has signed a long-term supply agreement with a multi-national company for the raw material required to manufacture alpha-1-antitrypsin, the company's flagship product, which is administered intravenously or by inhalation.

2008-10-27 12:00:29

U.S. scientists are studying an investigational emphysema treatment that involves using stents to create new pathways for air in diseased lungs.

2008-10-27 12:00:29

Spiration, a developer of medical devices designed to benefit patients with acute and chronic conditions of the lung, has received humanitarian device exemption approval from the FDA for the use of its minimally invasive IBV Valve System to control prolonged air leaks of the lung, or significant air leaks that are likely to become prolonged, following lobectomy, segmentectomy, or lung volume reduction surgery.

Latest emphysema Reference Libraries

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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