> December 2000
- 2013-01-04 Upcoming Conferences -
Please visit this link for a listing of upcoming conferences in 2013 which may be of interest to you:
- 2013-05-21 Study shows COPD is associated with significant and persistent pain-
COPD is primarily associated with the respiratory symptoms that are its hallmark, but in fact, patients who struggle with the disease also experience significant amounts of chronic pain. A new study conducted by researchers in Pennsylvania and New Mexico estimates the degree of pain suffered by these patients to be close to that experienced by patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
- 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 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 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 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 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 Ginger compounds may be effective in treating asthma symptoms-
Gourmands and foodies everywhere have long recognized ginger as a great way to add a little peppery zing to both sweet and savory dishes; now, a study from researchers at Columbia University shows purified components of the spicy root also may have properties that help asthma patients breathe more easily.