WEDNESDAY, Jan. 16, 2019 — The rates of complications after invasive diagnostic procedures for lung abnormalities are higher in the community setting than in clinical trials, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Jinhai Huo, Ph.D., M.D., from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 16 2019 How well we breathe as adults may depend on the amount of fat mass and lean body mass, or muscle, we have as children, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Childhood Body Composition Trajectories and Adolescent Lung Function: […]Continue Reading ...
Penn Highlands Healthcare is the first medical facility in the region to offer bronchoscopic lung volume reduction using the first lung valve approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for helping emphysema patients breathe easier without major surgery. The Zephyr Endobronchial Valve, which recently was approved by the FDA under “Breakthrough Devices” status, is […]Continue Reading ...
A class of drugs used to treat certain breast cancers could help to tackle lung cancers that have become resistant to targeted therapies, suggests a new study in mice from the Francis Crick Institute and the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR). The research, published in Cell Reports, found that lung tumors in mice caused by […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 19 2018 In an American Journal of Transplantation study, lung cancer risk was increased after lung transplantation, especially in the native (non-transplanted) lung of single lung transplant recipients. This was a large registry-linkage study that utilized matched transplant and cancer registry data from 17 US states/regions, including approximately 50 percent of US transplant recipients […]Continue Reading ...
Experimental findings support a connection between mucins in the lung and pulmonary fibrosis A team of investigators led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty at CU Anschutz Medical Campus has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis. The findings are published in Nature Communications. “The […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 11 2018 Helping Mothers Quit Smoking Should Still Be Primary Goal Vitamin C may reduce the harm done to lungs in infants born to mothers who smoke during their pregnancy, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Oral Vitamin […]Continue Reading ...
This cell from the lining of the lung is expressing the protein receptor PCDH1 (in blue), which is found on cell membranes. Credit: Albert Einstein College of Medicine Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. In today’s issue of Nature, an international team including […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Osaka University have identified a protein that is involved in treatment resistance in lung cancer cells carrying a common cancer-related mutation, which could be used for predicting prognosis or treating these patients Lung cancer remains a major cause of mortality across the globe, although we are gaining a deeper understanding of the genetic […]Continue Reading ...
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Surgery for December 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice. Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages […]Continue Reading ...
Evidence proves that screening saves lives, with screening for breast, colon, prostate and cervical cancers, for example, being accepted in many parts of the world as a routine part of medical care. While generally caught in the later stages, lung cancer survival curves show that the has much better outcomes when it is caught early, […]Continue Reading ...
In an article published online by Frontiers in Endocrinology, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) report that they have identified a potential therapeutic target for lung fibrosis or scarring. They showed in a preclinical model that the protein promotes fibrosis by turning on profibrotic genes and increasing levels of profibrotic factors, including […]Continue Reading ...
Results of a medical records study of more than 7,000 patients awaiting a lung transplant in the United States affirm the basis of a court filing in 2017 that called the organ allocation system geographically “rigged” in some regions of the nation. In a report, published online Nov. 15 in the American Journal of Transplantation, […]Continue Reading ...
Pulmonx, a leader in interventional pulmonary device technology announced today that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has expanded its guidance on the diagnosis and management of COPD to include which patients should be referred for evaluation for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with Zephyr® Endobronchial Valves. The Zephyr Valves […]Continue Reading ...
The strategy for triggering the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer, immunotherapy, is proving effective for more and more tumor types, although to varying degrees. In lung cancer, immunotherapy had proven to extend survival rates for only some variants of the disease. Now, an international clinical trial led by the oncologist Luis Paz-Ares, head […]Continue Reading ...
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