- 2013-01-04 Upcoming Conferences -
Please visit this link for a listing of upcoming conferences in 2013 which may be of interest to you:
- 2013-05-23 Clinical Findings in 111 Cases of Influenza A (H7N9) Virus Infection-
During the evaluation period, the novel H7N9 virus caused severe illness, including pneumonia and ARDS, with high rates of ICU admission and death.
- 2013-05-23 Risk Factors for Bronchiectasis in Children with Cystic Fibrosis-
Neutrophil elastase activity in BAL fluid in early life was associated with early bronchiectasis in children with cystic fibrosis.
- 2013-05-21 Inflammation is associated with depression in COPD patients-
Depression is common in patients with COPD and has been linked with disease severity and impaired quality of life.
- 2013-05-21 Inhaled, Systemic Steroids Both OK for Asthma-
Children treated with inhaled corticosteroids or systemic steroids for acute asthma attacks appear to do equally well in terms of hospital admission rates and other outcomes.
- 2013-05-21 Exercise levels may predict hospitalizations in COPD population-
Clinical measurement of physical activity appears to be an independent predictor of whether or not patients with COPD will end up being hospitalized, according to a new study.
- 2013-05-21 ARDS Survival Improved by Prone Position-
Mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was cut in half in patients who had early and prolonged sessions of prone positioning, a multicenter randomized trial showed.
- 2013-05-21 New Coronavirus Sickens Health Workers-
The coronavirus outbreak at a Saudi Arabian hospital continues to expand -- and the sick now include two healthcare workers, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday.
- 2013-05-21 Treatment with A1-PI slows the progression of emphysema in Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency-
Treatment with an Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor (A1-PI), a naturally occurring protein that protects lung tissue from breakdown and protects the lung's elasticity, is effective in slowing the progression of emphysema in patients with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), a life-threatening genetic disorder.
- 2013-05-21 Materials in Some Household Products Tied to Lung Damage-
Inhaling ultrafine particles from so-called "nanomaterials" -- which are used in a growing number of household and commercial products, including sunscreens, ink in copy machines and lightweight sporting equipment -- can cause lung inflammation and damage, a team of U.S. scientists says.
- 2013-05-21 Antibody Gets High Marks for Asthma Control-
Asthma exacerbations decreased by 87% in patients treated with an investigational agent that targets the interleukin-4 (IL-4) receptor, results of a placebo-controlled phase II trial showed.
- 2013-05-21 Cardiac Risk May Increase with COPD Drugs-
Two widely used therapies for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) had small but statistically significant associations with cardiac events in older patients just starting treatment, Canadian investigators reported.
- 2013-05-21 New tablet could treat grass pollen allergies, not just symptoms Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/new-tablet-could-treat-grass-pollen-allergies-not-just-symptoms-1.1289676#ixzz2Ty4wlDIJ-
A new kind of allergy pill could do more than just mask the unpleasant symptoms of grass pollen allergies -- it could help treat the actual allergy.
- 2013-05-21 Researchers identify a potential new risk for sleep apnea: Asthma-
The connection between asthma and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was even stronger among participants who developed asthma as children. Childhood-onset asthma was associated with 2.34 times (95% CI=1.25-4.37) the likelihood of developing sleep apnea.
- 2013-05-21 Monoclonal antibody appears effective and safe in asthma Phase IIa trial-
A novel approach to obstructing the runaway inflammatory response implicated in some types of asthma has shown promise in a Phase IIa clinical trial, according to U. S. researchers.