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2012-05-24 05:25:36

It’s been used to treat pneumonia, strep and sinusitis and now one of the world’s best-selling antibiotics is providing relief to lung transplant patients too.

2012-05-23 18:42:45

Researchers in the United Kingdom have determined that azithromycin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic that also has anti-inflammatory properties, can be an effective treatment option for patients suffering from bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), a life-threatening complication that occurs in the majority of patients following lung transplantation.

2012-05-23 18:40:51

A tiny, resilient metal wire designed to gather and compress diseased lung tissue may offer relief to patients with severe heterogeneous emphysema, a subtype of the disease that involves specific, usually isolated areas of the lungs, according to the results of a multicenter international trial conducted in the Netherlands, Germany and France.

2012-05-21 12:00:21

The link between prenatal exposure to air pollution and childhood lung growth and respiratory ailments has been established by several studies in recent years, and now a new study suggests that these prenatal exposures can be especially serious for children with asthma.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.