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2012-10-24 11:25:17

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, Oct. 28, more than 40,000 runners will race in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC; however, Team AANMA defies the odds. Twenty-eight runners from across the United States will prove their fitness, perseverance and resolve - their AIR POWER - racing in support of Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA). "I was told as a child not to play any sports because of my asthma," says Team AANMA's Tracy...

2012-10-08 14:03:34

CT scan technique developed at U-M can differentiate types of lung damage A new approach to lung scanning could improve the diagnosis and treatment of a lung disease that affects approximately 24 million Americans and is the country's third-highest cause of death. In a new paper published online in Nature Medicine, a team from the University of Michigan Medical School reports on a technique called parametric response mapping, or PRM. They used PRM to analyze computed tomography, or CT,...

2012-09-26 02:26:39

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that clinical trial enrollment has completed for two phase III studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of nintedanib (BIBF 1120), an investigational compound, in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), being studied at a twice-daily oral dose. There are no approved treatments in the U.S. for IPF, a progressive and severely debilitating lung disease with a high mortality rate:...

Healthy App Measures Lung Function
2012-09-24 15:02:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As part of an increasingly popular trend toward health-focused smartphone applications, a new iPhone app allows people to measure their lung function directly through their smartphones. Researchers at the University of Washington, UW Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital developed the application to allow people to monitor their lung function at home or on the go by simply blowing into their phone. Typically, people who suffer...

2012-09-18 23:02:29

Ongoing series of webinars featuring healthcare professionals and patients address the challenges faced by people with lung disease. PMD Healthcare manufactures Spiro PD, the world´s first truly personal spirometer. For more information, visit http://www.SpiroPD.com. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 PMD Healthcare is conducting a series of free webinars to help educate and empower people with lung diseases — asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),...

2012-09-03 02:21:54

VIENNA, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) announced that new analyses of data from the RECAP extension study of Esbriet® (pirfenidone) were presented today at the 2012 Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in Vienna, Austria by Dr. Ulrich Costabel of the Ruhrlandklinik, Essen, Germany. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/SF62570LOGO) The RECAP study is an ongoing open-label extension study evaluating the long-term...

2012-08-27 02:25:05

BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that an oral presentation and three poster presentations related to the company's research programs in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) will be presented at the Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) being held in Vienna, Austria, September 1-5. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120827/SF62570LOGO) New analyses of FVC change and Survival from the RECAP extension...

2012-07-09 23:03:24

Monitoring lung function with Spiro PD personal spirometer has been decreasing direct and indirect healthcare costs associated with chronic lung disease. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012 On Thursday, June 28th, The U.S. Supreme Court declared the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act constitutional. Healthcare costs are on the rise. It is now more important than ever to find ways to reduce expenses associated with healthcare. Spiro PD personal spirometer has been decreasing direct...

2012-06-27 14:21:26

Only 5 percent worried about lung disease, despite it being a leading cause of death New data released by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) to coincide with World Spirometry Day today has revealed a worrying lack of understanding and concern among the public about the world's biggest killer - lung disease, which now claims the lives of almost 4 million people a year. Despite the high incidence of lung disease, research conducted by YouGov across four continents...

2012-06-27 02:28:29

CHICAGO, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), OneBreath®, the COPD Alliance, and thousands of organizations worldwide will unite on World Spirometry Day, June 27, to promote lung health and elevate the status of often overlooked lung conditions, reinforcing the value of spirometry in the diagnosis of these conditions. Spirometry, which translated means "measuring of breath," is one of the few examinations in medicine that is extremely simple to...