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2011-03-21 07:27:31

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Emphysema, an untreatable lung disease, and a significant cause of disability and death in the United States, will soon be detected early among smokers before symptoms appear. According to the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Researchers at New York "“ Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center say an early-detection simple blood test for emphysema may be offered in the future. Most cases of emphysema are caused by smoking;...

2011-03-11 14:20:37

Researchers say the test, which measures destruction of lung air sacs, could help prevent progression of the common, and fatal, lung disease During a regular annual physical exam, blood is usually drawn to check the health of a person's heart, kidneys and liver. Now, researchers at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center say a blood test that detects the early development of emphysema -- well before symptoms occur -- may someday also be offered. In the March 11 online...

2010-11-16 07:04:00

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake Medical Corp., the leading developer of medical technologies for interventional emphysema therapy, announced today that J.C. MacRae has joined the company as its vice president and chief financial officer. MacRae comes to Uptake Medical with over 25 years experience in the medical specialty device and biopharmaceutical product industries. He most recently was a member of the senior management team at CoreValve, Inc., a catheter-based...

2010-10-13 12:15:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PneumRx, Inc. (www.pneumrx.com), a medical device company dedicated to bringing innovation and improvements to the treatment of lung disease, today announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its RePneu Lung Volume Reduction Coil (LVRC) System to treat the later stages of emphysema. The RePneu LVRC System is a minimally invasive device intended to improve lung function in emphysema patients by brochoscopically implanting Nitinol...

2010-07-07 07:06:00

SEATTLE and IRVINE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake Medical, a privately held interventional pulmonology company, announced today that it has concluded its Series B financing from an investment group led by Maverick Capital, a new investor. The company plans to use this capital to obtain the CE mark and introduce its unique proprietary Bronchoscopic Thermal Vapor Ablation (BTVA) technology outside of the U.S. The company also has begun its approval cycle with the FDA in the U.S. The...

2009-12-28 13:32:05

Children regularly exposed to tobacco smoke at home were more likely to develop early emphysema in adulthood. This finding by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health suggests that the lungs may not recover completely from the effects of early-life exposures to tobacco smoke (ETS). The study is published in the December 2009 American Journal of Epidemiology. This population-based research is the first to examine the association of childhood ETS with early emphysema...


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Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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