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2013-01-03 05:01:04

Spiro PD Personal Spirometer helps people with asthma, COPD, and other breathing problems monitor their lung health and remember to exercise, complementing American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology tips to make 2013 resolutions succeed. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 For most people, the new year means new resolutions. To support the popular resolution to lose weight, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology...

2012-12-20 13:56:25

People with asthma have an increased risk of pulmonary embolism, according to new research. A new study, published online ahead of print today (20 December 2012) in the European Respiratory Journal, looked at whether people with moderate or severe asthma had an increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism is when the main artery of the lung or the bronchi becomes blocked. It usually results from deep vein thrombosis; a blood clot 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...


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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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