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2011-08-02 07:57:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces that the third edition of respiratory care expert Jack Wanger's book, Pulmonary Function Testing: A Practical Approach, has recently been published by Jones & Bartlett Learning in Sudbury, MA.

2011-07-28 01:05:46

Using computed tomography (CT), researchers have identified two types of structural changes in the lungs of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that are associated with frequent exacerbations, or episodes when symptoms suddenly worsen.

2011-06-24 22:55:00

Psychosocial stress appears to enhance the lung-damaging effects of traffic-related pollution (TRP) in children.

2011-06-21 09:35:00

OR AKIVA, Israel, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Deep Breeze [http://www.deepbreeze.com ], The leader in Vibration Response Imaging (VRI(TM)) technology, will showcase its new lung imaging systems embedded with the O-Plan application, at the WCLC [http://www.2011worldlungcancer.org ] (The 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer) annual meeting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, which will take place on July 3-7, 2011 at the RAI Conference Center (booth 2312). Deep Breeze's...

2011-05-27 07:03:38

Asthma is a common chronic respiratory condition characterized clinically by an excessive tendency toward reversible airway narrowing.

2011-05-17 06:50:24

Contrary to previous research, a new study shows children with cystic fibrosis (CF) who have poor lung function early in life are more likely also to have poor lung function in adolescence, regardless of whether they are exposed to a common infection caused by the bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa in early childhood.

2011-05-16 14:22:23

The six-minute walking distance test (6MWD), a test that measures a patient's ability to tolerate exercise and physical activity, is an effective tool for understanding disease severity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

2011-05-16 07:01:13

Pirfenidone reduces the rate of decline of lung function in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis- a condition that affects hundreds of thousands os people worldwide and will eventually kill four out of five people.

2011-05-09 20:39:37

'Healthy' smokers experience changes in the gene expression of their lungs similar to that suffered by smokers who have developed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).


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