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2012-05-04 21:19:36

Comorbidities are common among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and a number of these comorbidities are independently associated with an increased mortality risk, according to a new study. "We followed 1,664 COPD patients recruited from five pulmonary clinics in the United States and Spain for a median of 51 months," said lead author Miguel Divo, MD, a physician in the Pulmonary and Critical Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Instructor in Medicine at...

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...

2012-04-23 21:20:09

Patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and shortness of breath found that opioids provided relief and improved their quality of life, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). However, physicians are reluctant to prescribe opioids for this condition, meaning many people will not benefit from this treatment. The prevalence of COPD in Canada is increasing, and shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a major symptom that is difficult to treat and...

2012-04-21 23:02:35

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We know first-hand how horrible a mesothelioma diagnosis can be for a US Navy Veteran or an individual, and we know first-hand how hard it is for the family. Unfortunately, we fear many families do not know what to do, or who to call, and they end up doing nothing. We created the Mesothelioma Victims Center to do something special, and to offer services no one else does, when it comes to a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma." They say, "We greatly...

2012-04-21 23:00:40

Five Spiro PD personal spirometers will be given away to registered participants in recongnition of World Asthma Day on May 1st, 2012. An estimated 25 million Americans are living with Asthma, including nearly 7 million children. Allentown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 Patients with asthma and other lung diseases are now able to monitor their own lung function between doctor appointments. Spiro PD is an FDA approved, personal spirometer that can be used at home, work, school or...

2012-04-19 20:15:19

Scientists from the University of Southampton and Synairgen, a respiratory drug development company spun out from the University, can announce positive data from its Phase II clinical trial, into the effectiveness of the drug SNG001 (inhaled interferon beta) for asthma patients. This pioneering trial investigated the potential for SNG001 to protect asthmatics from respiratory virus infections, principally the common cold, that can spread to the lung, which are a major cause of worsening...

2012-04-18 20:28:35

Presentations at the 3rd European Lung Cancer Conference New results presented at 3rd European Lung Cancer Conference in Geneva, Switzerland show important steps being made to improve the diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer of the outer lining of the lungs caused by asbestos exposure. Micro RNAs speed diagnosis Australian researchers have identified a small molecule that is more abundant in the blood of people with the deadly lung disease...

2012-04-04 23:00:54

Surgery is often the first line of defense against asbestos cancer. The California mesothelioma law firm of Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason helps clients and those newly diagnosed to understand the role of thoracic surgery as treatment for mesothelioma. CPSM has been representing clients injured by asbestos and providing resources about mesothelioma, prevention and treatment to families and patients for more than 30 years. (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason...


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