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2014-05-16 08:26:28

- Data Demonstrate Positive Trends in Lung Function and Pulmonary Exacerbations - SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) today announced that the results of a Phase 3 study of ataluren in patients with nonsense mutation cystic fibrosis (nmCF) were published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The results demonstrated positive trends in both the primary endpoint, lung function as measured by relative change in % predicted FEV(1) (forced...

2014-05-09 13:07:48

University of Illinois By simply carrying around their cellphones, patients who suffer from chronic disease could soon have an accurate health monitor that warns their doctors when their symptoms worsen. GaitTrack, an app developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the U. of I. at Chicago, turns a smartphone into a sophisticated medical device. Unlike other apps that merely count steps, GaitTrack uses eight motion parameters to perform a detailed...

2014-03-01 12:20:30

For U.S. Media Only RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today presented data from Phase 3 studies of tiotropium delivered via the Respimat(®) inhaler in mild, moderate and severe asthma patients at the 2014 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) annual meeting in San Diego. Tiotropium is being studied to determine its efficacy and safety in treating asthma patients and is not currently approved for this indication. The first results...

2014-02-25 08:31:00

- Study Meets Primary and Both Key Secondary Endpoints - BRISBANE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that top-line data from ASCEND, a Phase 3 trial evaluating pirfenidone in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), demonstrated that pirfenidone significantly reduced IPF disease progression as measured by change in percent predicted forced vital capacity (FVC) from Baseline to Week 52 (rank ANCOVA p<0.000001)....

2014-02-18 23:30:33

This unique program will bring together key stakeholders who have a shared goal of improving the treatment and management of patient’s with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 The Pulmonary Horizons (PH) Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Golf Resort in San Diego, Saturday, August 16, 2014 to Sunday, August 17, 2014. This unique program will bring together key stakeholders who have a shared goal of improving the treatment and...

2014-01-09 08:27:20

- Q4'13 revenue of $25.6 million represents ninth consecutive quarter of Esbriet growth - BRISBANE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced unaudited revenue for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013. The company also provided updated 2013 expense guidance, highlighted recent progress in its commercial and other business activities and provided forward-looking guidance for 2014 revenue and expenses. (Logo:...

2013-11-19 23:32:03

Achieve is conducting a safety and efficacy study on a new combination asthma treatment versus an inhaled treatment for adolescents and adult patients with asthma. Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 *To see if you qualify for this Asthma Clinical Trial in Alabama, visit Achieve Clinical Research on the web (http://www.achieveclinical.com/) or contact us directly at (205) 380-6434. There is no cost to participate, no insurance is required, and you may receive compensation for...

Yoga Can Help Patients With COPD Improve Lung Function
2013-10-29 06:18:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders reveals that patients with COPD can improve their lung function by practicing yoga. The study found that lung function, shortness of breath and inflammation all demonstrated significant improvement after patients completed 12 weeks of yoga training. The study results were presented at CHEST 2013, the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'