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2014-09-09 08:32:06

For U.S. Media Only RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A pre-specified, pooled subgroup sensitivity analysis from the two identically designed Phase III INPULSIS(TM) trials, presented today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress (ERS) evaluated the impact of the investigational drug nintedanib on reducing the decline in lung function, as measured by annual rate of decline in forced vital capacity (FVC), in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)...

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 11:31:24

American Thoracic Society In a new study of the causes underlying respiratory symptoms in military personnel returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, a large percentage of veterans had non-specific symptoms that did not lead to a specific clinical diagnosis. Most patients who did receive a diagnosis had evidence of asthma or nonspecific airway hyperreactivity, which may have been due in some cases to aggravation of pre-existing disease by deployment exposures. "Earlier studies of...

2014-06-25 23:08:06

Measuring home spirometry combined with administration of ACQ and/or EXACT-PRO increases data reliability while reducing trial costs. Philadelphia (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced that its AM3® meter is the only integrated home spirometer and electronic Diary (eDiary) authorized to implement the most commonly used standardized instruments for both asthma and chronic...

2014-06-16 23:06:37

MasteScope® 2.0 Simplifies Complex Clinical Trials, Enabling Investigative Sites to Focus on Patients and Data Quality PHILADELPHIA – June 17, 2014 (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 -- ERT, a leading global solution provider for high-quality patient safety and efficacy endpoint data collection, today announced the availability of MasterScope® 2.0, a new, comprehensive platform for spirometry, ECG, and home monitoring. Especially designed for standardized and centralized clinical trials,...

2014-06-16 09:18:08

Stanford University Medical Center The first large-scale, comprehensive analysis of the genomic diversity of Mexico — led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine, the University of California-San Francisco and the Mexican National Institute of Genomic Medicine — has identified a dazzling mosaic of genotypes and population substructures across the country. Some groups are as genetically different from one another as Europeans are from East Asians. The study,...

2014-06-11 23:10:50

Available in the US in time for Father’s Day, this specially constructed pulmonary harmonica helps improve breathing. No musical talent required, and there’s a coupon code below. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 This year buy something truly useful for the man in your life. Developed for a brother with breathing problems, the Pulmonica is a pulmonary harmonica designed for nonmusicians that exercises the diaphragm and chest muscles to improve breathing. The low tuning is meditative...

2014-05-22 11:31:43

American Thoracic Society Pulmonary function abnormalities may be a precursor to chronic respiratory disease in Iraq/Afghanistan and Gulf War veterans years after their deployment, according to a new study presented at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference. "Previous studies of Gulf War and Iraq/Afghanistan veterans have found persistent respiratory symptoms decades after their deployment but have not always detected clinically significant pulmonary abnormalities,"...

healthy diet for COPD
2014-05-22 07:32:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has discovered a direct link between eating fish, fruit and dairy products with improved lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, which is being presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2014 International Conference, specifically examined COPD patients' lung function within 24 hours of consuming fish, cheese, grapefruit and bananas. "Diet is a...

2014-05-18 16:20:52

-- Two Phase 3 trials met primary endpoint of reduction in annual rate of lung function decline RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim announced the results of its two pivotal Phase 3 INPULSIS(TM) trials (INPULSIS(TM)-1 and -2; NCT01335464 and NCT01335477), which were published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The INPULSIS(TM) trials evaluated the efficacy and safety of nintedanib, an investigational therapy being studied in people with...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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