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2009-07-24 13:38:23

Coal dust exposure is directly linked to severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike, U.S. researchers found. The study findings, reported in the Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, said cumulative exposure to coal mine dust was a highly significant predictor of emphysema severity after accounting for cigarette smoking, age at death and race. Lung tissue analysis corroborated these findings -- the greater the concentration of coal dust in the lungs, the more severe...

2009-07-24 07:36:17

Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) can have a significantly beneficial effect in patients with severe emphysema, according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical medical care."We found lung reduction surgery is good treatment alternative for selected emphysema patients since it not only improves survival but also meaningfully improves quality of life for a period of at least five years after the operation," said lead author of the...

2009-07-24 07:09:00

Coal dust exposure is directly linked to severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike, according to new research from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)."In this study we have shown that coal mine dust exposure is a significant predictor of emphysema severity," said Eileen Kuempel, Ph.D., a senior scientist at NIOSH and lead author of the study.The findings, which were reported in the August 1 issue of the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of...

2009-05-19 11:19:18

Chronic exposure to tobacco smoke in childhood may contribute to early emphysema later in life, according to new research. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is known to be associated with a variety of serious health problems, but it had not previously been associated with the development of emphysema over the life course. The data will be presented on Tuesday, May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego. "Emphysematous 'holes' in the lung that...

2009-05-13 10:00:00

Acquisition of Zephyr(R) EBV Technology Enables Pulmonx to Develop Both Assessment Tools and Therapeutic Solutions for Emphysema PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmonx, a medical device company focused on advancing therapies for patients with emphysema, announced today that it has acquired all of the assets of Emphasys Medical, including its endobronchial valve (EBV) technology platform and associated intellectual property. Pulmonx has now assumed global sales, marketing,...

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2008-12-22 09:57:25

The author of an upcoming biography about Michael Jackson says the fading U.S. pop star needs a lung transplant. Britain's The Sun newspaper quoted Canadian scribe Ian Halperin as saying the eccentric, 50-year-old Thriller singer suffers from the rare genetic disorder Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, which means he lacks a certain protein that protects his lungs. He needs a lung transplant, but may be too weak to go through with it. He also has emphysema and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding,...

2008-10-27 12:00:29

U.S. scientists are studying an investigational emphysema treatment that involves using stents to create new pathways for air in diseased lungs. Researchers at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center said the new procedure involves creating openings in the airway wall connecting the damaged lung tissue to the natural airway in a minimally invasive procedure. The holes, kept open by small stents, could relieve the hyperinflation of the lungs, allowing the healthy parts of the lungs...

2008-10-24 18:00:43

Spiration, Inc., a developer of novel medical devices designed to benefit patients with acute and chronic conditions of the lung, announced today that the company has received Humanitarian Device Exemption (HDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of its minimally invasive IBV(R) Valve System to control prolonged air leaks of the lung, or significant air leaks that are likely to become prolonged, following lobectomy, segmentectomy, or lung volume reduction...

2008-10-21 09:00:54

Patients in the Valley with emphysema might soon be breathing a little easier thanks to a new airway bypass study called the Exhale Airways Stents for Emphysema (EASE) trial. The trial principal is Dr. Karl Van Gundy aided by investigators Drs. Michael Peterson, Jose Joseph, Timothy Evans and Kathryn Bilello -- all pulmonologists at UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program. The study is a multi-center, international trial that is designed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of this new and...

2008-09-24 09:00:49

Switzerland-based Kuros Biosurgery has granted US-based Aeris Therapeutics an exclusive license in the field of lung volume reduction to certain patent rights Kuros exclusively licensed from the American Red Cross that cover the delivery of certain drugs in a fibrin sealant. In return for the license, Kuros will receive upfronts, milestones and royalties on the sale of Aeris's lead product, the AeriSeal biologic lung volume reduction (BLVR) system, a novel investigational emphysema...


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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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