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2013-01-08 16:20:33

Innovative Test Measures Patient's Oxygen Levels for Flying SAFETY HARBOR, Fla., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mease Countryside Hospital is among the first hospitals in Florida to offer a test that will help determine whether people with certain lung diseases need additional oxygen - and if so, how much - when they are flying on commercial airplanes. "With the High Altitude Simulation Test, we can mimic the air someone would breathe on an...

2012-12-17 08:24:29

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PneumRx, Inc., a leader in interventional pulmonology, announced today that University Medical Center Groningen has enrolled and treated the first patients in the FDA-approved RENEW pivotal trial to evaluate the RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC). The RePneu LVRC, a minimally invasive medical implant designed to treat the symptoms of severe emphysema, is intended to improve lung function, exercise ability and quality of life for this...

2012-12-12 05:02:50

As CDC announces significant increases in flu activity in the US, indicating that an early flu season is underway, more people with chronic respiratory conditions are using Spiro PD Personal Spirometer to monitor their lung health. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) December 11, 2012 The CDC has recently warned that the flu season is off to the earliest start in a decade, and that it could be severe. In order to protect their lung health, more people...

2012-12-03 08:28:04

SAUSALITO, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanovas, Inc., a life science technology company focused on developing and commercializing the next-generation of micro-invasive diagnostics, devices and drug delivery technologies, and the World Association of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP) today announced that they have launched a joint research project entitled "The Breathing Innovation Survey - We Are Listening." The global initiative, being conducted via multiple...

2012-11-27 16:25:44

Northwestern Medicine® is the only center in Chicago participating in this trial CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month. COPD, also known as emphysema, is the third leading cause of death in the United States, only behind heart disease and cancer. Right now, the only studied interventions that prolong life for patients with severe COPD are supplemental oxygen in people with low oxygen levels and lung...

2012-11-09 12:25:54

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As COPD Awareness Month continues throughout November, the COPD Alliance (www.copd.org) again is providing free tools and resources to help clinicians battle COPD. This year the COPD Alliance is also launching the "Destroy the Pack, Don't Look Back" photo contest which is asking people to submit original photos depicting the most creative way to destroy cigarettes, all in an effort to encourage smokers to quit. People can participate in the...

2012-10-22 22:58:26

Severe lung diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide. To date they have been difficult to diagnose at an early stage. Within an international collaboration scientists from Munich now developed an X-ray technology to do just that. Now they are working on bringing the procedure into medical practice. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is considered the fourth most common cause of death in the United States. Usually the precursor to this life-threatening lung disease...

2012-10-08 14:03:34

CT scan technique developed at U-M can differentiate types of lung damage A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death. In a new paper published online in Nature Medicine, a team from the University of Michigan Medical School reports on a technique called parametric response mapping, or PRM. They used PRM to analyze computed tomography, or CT,...

2012-10-08 11:24:04

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grifols, a global healthcare company based in Barcelona, Spain, announced today that the first patient has been enrolled and dosed in a phase II study evaluating the safety and tolerability of Alpha-1 HC aerosol in patients with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes progressive decline in lung function, including acute episodes of worsening respiratory symptoms and potentially fatal lung infections....

Three-dimensional Mammal Lung Created
2012-10-02 15:58:56

Researchers create model of mysterious region Amidst the extraordinarily dense network of pathways in a mammal lung is a common destination. There, any road leads to a cul-de-sac of sorts called the pulmonary acinus. This place looks like a bunch of grapes attached to a stem (acinus means “berry” in Latin). Scientists have struggled to understand more specifically what happens in this microscopic, labyrinthine intersection of alleys and dead ends. To find out, a research...


Latest emphysema Reference Libraries

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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