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2014-05-08 08:33:14

IRVING, Texas, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Glyceryl guaiacolate ether (GGE) is unlikely to make it easier to cough up phlegm when delivered in the recommended dose. GGE is approved by the FDA as an over-the-counter expectorant and is the active ingredient in Mucinex extended-release and many other cold remedies on the market. The study was published in the May 2014 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE, a journal of the American Association for Respiratory Care. A total of 295 subjects...

2013-10-09 23:28:55

Potential Treatment to Improve Lung Function and Antibiotic Effectiveness in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Claremont, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Excessive viscoelastic mucus contributes to airways obstruction and progression of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) lung disease. Viscous mucus also limits mucociliary clearance and facilitates bacterial biofilm formation. Complications due to biofilm infections in CF patients continue to rise, amid diminishing therapeutic options and the expanding threat...

2013-09-27 23:25:28

Helping CF Patients Breathe Easier Claremont, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Synedgen announces the award of a National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Small Business Innovation Research grant from the NIH to explore the mechanisms of a natural modified biopolymer to both reduce the viscosity of mucus and the cohesion of biofilms, potentially leading to a pulmonary treatment for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) to enhance airway clearance and augment the activity of standard...

2013-08-21 23:01:49

More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. At...

2013-08-21 14:28:27

More than 20,000 people in Pakistan are being tested for the potentially deadly stage of tuberculosis using a new strategy developed at UC Davis Health System to effectively detect the disease in children for the first time. At least 600 million people in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh are infected with the tuberculosis bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Each year at least three million people reach the potentially deadly stage called active TB. The condition is treatable with...

2013-03-27 12:46:16

Among patients with the lung disorder non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis, treatment with the antibiotic erythromycin resulted in improvement in symptoms but also increased the risk of antibiotic resistance, according to a study appearing in the March 27 issue of JAMA. David J. Serisier, M.B.B.S., D.M., F.R.A.C.P., of Mater Adult Hospital, South Brisbane, Australia, and colleagues tested the hypothesis that low-dose erythromycin would reduce pulmonary exacerbations in patients with non-CF...

2013-02-08 14:31:08

Bronchiectasis is independently associated with an increased mortality risk in patients with moderate-to-severe COPD, according to a new study from researchers in Spain. Bronchiectasis, a permanent and progressive dilation of the lung's airways, is common in COPD patients and is associated with longer and more intense exacerbations, more frequent bacterial colonization of the bronchial mucosa, and a greater degree of functional impairment. "As COPD patients with bronchiectasis have an...

2012-05-18 11:18:59

A tiny filter could have a big impact around the world in the fight against tuberculosis. Using the traditional microscope-based diagnosis method as a starting point, a University of Florida lung disease specialist and colleagues in Brazil have devised a way to detect more cases of the bacterial infection. "We're hopeful that this more sensitive method, which is both simple and inexpensive, will improve diagnosis in patients," said lead researcher Kevin Fennelly, M.D., M.P.H., an associate...

2011-07-13 07:16:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Two new methods to diagnosing tuberculosis, an endemic infectious disease, can be used in poor countries. One study suggests that less sputum tests collected the same day of consultation are needed and the other suggests that a faster laboratory test can be used while maintaining the same level of accuracy for diagnosis. Both studies show that alternative, less labor-intensive tests that are more convenient for patients could be effectively used in poorer...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.