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2012-03-26 23:02:02

The Mesothelioma Resource Center Contains information on detection, treatment and legal options regarding asbestos and mesothelioma at MesoAuthority.com. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Mesothelioma victims and their physicians in the near future have been given remarkable new hope for treatment, according to an innovative new study. The study finding might give doctors early detection, greatly increasing survival rates. Until recently, patients who suffered from mesothelioma were not...

2012-03-22 10:55:30

The third most deadly disease in the U.S., chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), appears to be partly driven by the action of immune cells circulating in the blood entering into the tissues of the lungs. UC Davis scientists have discovered that this key process begins in the blood vessels around the large airways in the center of the lung. The discovery helps clarify how smoking can bring about this severe respiratory condition. The research also identifies a potential new target...

2012-03-16 11:27:36

The addition of changes in inflammatory biomarkers to established clinical variables improves the prediction of mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study. "COPD is characterized by low-grade inflammation, so we hypothesized that the addition of inflammatory biomarkers to established predictive factors would improve the prediction of mortality," said lead author Bartolome Celli, lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School and member...

2012-03-15 23:34:26

MPM caused by exposure to asbestos; latest in IASLC's Journal of Thoracic Oncology Patients with early stage malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), a cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, may be eligible for aggressive multi-modality therapy involving surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. There are two main approaches, and controversy has existed about which approach is superior. One is called extrapleural pnemonectomy (EPP), a very extensive surgery where surgeons remove the...

2012-03-15 23:20:45

A new study reveals that children who are exposed to passive smoke have almost double the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood compared with non-exposed children. At Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, researchers examined patients with COPD (433) and control subjects (325) who participated in the Bergen COPD Cohort Study during 2006-2009. Ane Johannessen, PhD, and co-workers assessed risk factors for COPD and analyzed by gender....

2012-03-14 07:00:00

For more information on the affects of asbestos as well as symptoms, treatment and legal options for Mesothelioma, visit MesoAuthority.com El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 A recent study by French researchers concludes persons exposed to asbestos at a young age are more likely to develop Mesothelioma than those exposed to asbestos at an older age. An uncommon form of cancer, mesothelioma or pericardial mesothelioma generally attacks the lining of the internal organs in the abdomen and...


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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