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2012-05-02 13:35:31

Findings underline importance of cardiac testing in lung disease prognosis, treatment A simple test for heart disease risk can go a long way toward determining the long-term prognosis for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to UC Irvine researchers. Dr. Hwa Mu Lee and Nathan Wong of the UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program found that individuals with moderate to severe COPD who had a low Framingham Heart Study 10-year risk assessment rate lived longer and...

2011-09-26 14:58:03

A new study has shown that people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or people with reduced lung function are at a serious risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The findings, which will be presented today (26 September 2011) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam, suggest that people with COPD and reduced lung function should be routinely screened for cardiovascular disease, as they appear to be at a considerably greater risk of it. The...

2011-08-29 13:18:55

A common antibiotic can help reduce the severe wheezing and other acute symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to a large, multicenter clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and conducted at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The study appears in the August 25 New England Journal of Medicine.        Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death in the...

2011-05-16 08:24:00

NEW YORK, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - the first journal dedicated to publishing research on the impact of COPD - is launching a new media-rich digital format to accompany its standard electronic and print issues. The new digital format is available on http://www.copdjournal.com and will feature a wide range of features that makes access to the latest COPD news, data and research easier than ever. "We are proud to unveil our...

2011-05-10 07:59:00

Resource Center features information on COPD diagnosis, treatment, tools and more! GLEN ALLEN, Va., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) announced today that it has released the Medical Directors COPD Resource Center. The resource center is designed to provide medical directors, practicing physicians and patients with the most up to date information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) diagnosis and treatment. The...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'