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2014-07-24 08:31:52

ANDOVER, Mass., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ndd Medical Technologies, a leader in innovative mobile pulmonary function testing (PFT) employing precise ultrasound technology, announced that its EasyOne Pro(®) has been chosen as the instrument to measure Carbon Monoxide Diffusing Capacity (DLCO) for phase 2 of the COPDGene(®) Study, the most comprehensive study of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ever undertaken. COPD is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S....

2014-07-01 16:29:29

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association in California hosted its LUNG FORCE Gala on Saturday, June 28, and honored individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to increase awareness of lung cancer and make lung cancer in women a public health priority. The honorees were presented with LUNG FORCE awards at this inaugural event, which was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. The LUNG FORCE Gala also featured a...

2014-06-26 16:25:01

HAMPTON, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC, a clinical stage biotherapeutics company, today announced that it has completed enrollment of its 159-patient Phase 2 clinical trial of INOpulse for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (PH-COPD). PH-COPD is a serious complication of COPD that can significantly affect the health status of patients with this condition. Current standard of care is primarily...

2014-06-03 23:08:57

In the 20th century, COPD was considered a man's disease. Today, women account for more than half of all COPD deaths. Women who smoke or used to or have a family history of COPD should be tested. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Not long ago, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was considered a man's disease. But men no longer hold a monopoly on this chronic and progressive lung condition, according to the May 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. Today, more women than...

2014-06-03 16:24:46

BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, 20 million people in the United States are affected by asthma symptoms. The Foundation states that while much research remains to be done on the causes, cure and prevention of this disease, with the proper management, the majority of these people can still live healthy and active lives. For most Americans, managing their respiratory disorders requires a multifaceted approach....

2014-06-02 08:31:35

Campaign to fund American Lung Association's New Public Health Initiative LUNG FORCE to Raise Awareness of #1 Cancer Killer of Women - Lung Cancer WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation, today announced an in-store fundraising campaign to help fight the #1 cancer killer of women - lung cancer. Funds raised through the campaign will benefit LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health...

2014-05-31 23:03:00

Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2014 show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with lung cancer from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but can also define the stage of any cancer present. Chicago (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Society for...

2014-05-28 09:00:04

Helmholtz Zentrum München Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) working in cooperation with the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Hospital and the Technische Universität München (TUM) have for the first time tested X-ray dark-field radiography on a living organism to diagnose lung disease. This enables highly detailed images of the lung to be produced. As the team reports in the Investigative Radiology, this method shows promise in detecting diseases such as pulmonary...

2014-05-15 23:06:12

Local Stem Cell Clinic Celebrates Anniversary with Hundreds of Patients Treated Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 On Tuesday, May 20, Lung Institute is celebrating the first anniversary of its Tampa location. As a leader in regenerative medicine, Lung Institute has provided over 250 treatments to lung disease patients who previously had no hope for better breathing and regaining quality of life. Lung Institute treats lung diseases including pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive...

2014-05-13 08:31:14

CVS Caremark signs on as national presenting sponsor to raise awareness of the #1 cancer killer of women CHICAGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Lung Association, in partnership with national presenting sponsor, CVS Caremark, unveiled LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...


Latest respiratory disease Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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