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2013-06-03 23:04:08

A rare disease can make a patient feel very alone -- just ask Kristen Wieneke of St. Franci, Wis. Meeting many others from around the country with the same lung disease has inspired her to plan a June 15 event to raise awareness and funds for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. St. Francis, WI (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 A rare disease can make a patient feel very alone — just ask Kristen Wieneke of St. Francis. Wieneke had been living with a life-threatening lung disease, pulmonary...

Almost Half Of COPD Diagnoses Are Wrong
2013-05-22 12:56:06

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study has found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is over-diagnosed among uninsured patients. Researchers found that over 40 percent of patients being treated for COPD at federally funded clinics did not actually have the disease. COPD is a progressive lung disease that leads to the loss of lung function and is primarily caused by smoking. The disease causes coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest...

2013-05-22 10:22:52

Research into genetic features of pulmonary fibrosis by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine may lead to improved treatment of this deadly lung disease, according to a paper published online by JAMA. The study found that a particular genetic variation helps predict survival in some cases of pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic progressive disease with a median survival of three years. As a result of the study, researchers may want to consider including...

2013-05-22 10:19:08

A paper recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-written by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease. Researchers looked at a fairly common variant of the gene for mucin-5B, a protein that is a component of the mucous produced by the bronchial tubes. While this variant of the MUC5B gene is...

2013-05-15 23:03:17

Understanding the impact asthma has on women and why it affects them more than men. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Asthma is a disease that affects people's lungs. Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. When it comes to women and asthma, the ability to breathe can be affected by pregnancy, the menstrual cycle, and menopause. Women who also have allergies and other asthma...

2013-05-09 23:37:50

Pulmonary hypertension, a rare and serious lung disease once considered rapidly fatal, is now treatable with nine drugs all developed in the past 20 years. The roles of policy, science, medicine, business and patient advocacy in producing this progress show the impact possible in the three decades since the Orphan Drug Act passed. Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a rare and life-threatening lung disease, has gone from rapidly fatal to treatable with nine...

2013-05-03 23:20:02

Surviving Mesothelioma reports that researchers from among the world´s top cancer centers say they have developed a test capable of recognizing the molecular “fingerprint” of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma reports that researchers from among the world´s top cancer centers say they have developed a test capable of recognizing the molecular “fingerprint” of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Surviving...


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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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