Navigation Links
Researchers at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema
Date:12/17/2007

/p>

The airway bypass procedure could be an excellent option for those who may be considering lung transplant or who may not be suitable candidates for lung transplant surgery, which is one of the only other treatment options available for patients with this type of emphysema, states Todd Horiuchi, MD and sub-investigator of the study at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Physicians commonly use bronchoscopes to examine the airways within the lungs. During the airway bypass procedure physicians will first use a Doppler probe inserted through the bronchoscope to identify a site in the airway that is away from blood vessels. A special needle is then used to make a small opening and an Exhale Drug-Eluting Stent is placed in the passageway to keep it open. The procedure involves placing up to six drug-eluting stents. The total time of the procedure is approximately one to two hours.

This procedure is still under clinical investigation, but early data suggest it may hold promise for patients with emphysema.

Emphysema affects an estimated 60 million people worldwide with more than 3 million sufferers in the United States. There is no cure for emphysema.


'/>"/>

Contact: Meghan Oreste
moreste@comcast.net
617-823-1441
Broncus Technologies  
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Researchers identify proteins involved in new neurodegenerative syndrome
2. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
3. MGH researchers describe new way to identify, evolve novel enzymes
4. University of Pennsylvania researchers develop formula to gauge risk of disease clusters
5. U of MN researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
6. U of Minnesota researchers discover noninvasive diagnostic tool for brain diseases
7. Researchers discover new strategies for antibiotic resistance
8. Researchers find new taste in fruit flies: carbonated water
9. Binghamton University researchers investigate evolving malaria resistance
10. UIC researchers find promising new targets for antibiotics
11. Researchers develop simple method to create natural drug products
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema
(Date:9/18/2014)... a small, icy moon of Uranus, is one of ... solar system. Despite its relatively small size, Miranda appears ... resulted in the formation of at least three remarkable ... , These coronae are visible in Miranda,s southern ... across. Arden corona, the largest, has ridges and troughs ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in ... of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences . , The ... industrial cleansers, to which they are commonly added ... buoyancy, they may readily pass through sewage treatment ... the world,s oceans, but have only recently been ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... that prompts millions of Americans to undertake jaunts into the ... a little longer within a century, according to new research. ... areas of the United States as summer temperatures linger later ... Global Ecology and Biogeography . For instance, the paper ... tree of New Hampshire could change color one to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 2Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 3Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 4Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 5Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 6Miranda: An icy moon deformed by tidal heating 7Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River sediments 2Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth 2Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth 3Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth 4
... Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Institute of Neuroscience ... tetanus toxin, which causes tetanus, could be extremely useful ... anxiety and anorexia, and to slow the progress of ... is a neurotoxin belonging to the same family as ...
... missing receptor molecule contributes to the growth of tumors ... been proven by a team at the Medical University ... journal Molecular Cancer Research. The team, who is supported ... discovered the possible genetic reason why the receptor molecule, ...
... to the growth of tumors in human ovaries. This ... team at the Medical University of Vienna, who published ... The team, who is supported by funding from the ... reason why the receptor molecule, which is an important ...
Cached Biology News:Tetanus toxin found to have therapeutic properties 2Nanoparticles carry cancer-killing drugs into tumor cells 2Missing Receptor Molecule Causes Tumor Growth 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have ... of the process for turning adult cells into so-called ... vitamin C. Using the new technique in mice, the ... adult skin cells by more than 20-fold compared with ... and reliable, and thus should generally accelerate research aimed ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 19, 2014  An ... common forms of inherited neuropathies – Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) ... feet and legs, causing extreme muscle atrophy, weakness, and ... in the US and millions worldwide. CMT is a ... use of their legs, requiring mobility devices such as ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Sept. 19, 2014 ... engaged in the development of high-value and difficult to ... will be presenting at the 21 st Annual ... New York . Bertrand Liang , chief ... the company,s development programs and business strategy on Friday, ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Cereal grain scientists, ... will gather October 5–8, 2014, for the AACC ... Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The comprehensive ... of food scientists, chemists, microbiologists, nutritionists, and those ... production management. To date, 1,000 attendees have registered ...
Breaking Biology Technology:NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells 2NYU Langone scientists report reliable and highly efficient method for making stem cells 3September is Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Awareness Month - Scheduled events, activities and important partnerships announced throughout the month! 2Pfenex to Present at Upcoming Industry Conference on September 26 2Latest Research on Cereal Grain Quality, Health Benefits and Food Production to be Presented During the AACC International Annual Meeting 2Latest Research on Cereal Grain Quality, Health Benefits and Food Production to be Presented During the AACC International Annual Meeting 3
... is no exception. , ,Express Payment options from ... what they're looking for - a secure, hassle-free shopping experience. ... like eBay's PayPal service because it allows them ... to individual merchants. PayPal accounts are easy to setup and ...
... Metavante Corp. , the banking and payments technology subsidiary ... the formation of a new cash-management division and the ... veteran Gary Kasik. , ,Kasik will run the division, ... manage investments, certain income statement items, payables, and receivables ...
... Madison, Wis. - Dr. Jamie Thomson and his ... this year they had developed two new lines of stem ... The breakthrough was hailed in scientific circles because it moved ... there was a catch: Even though Thomson and others derived ...
Cached Biology Technology:Express pay may be the way 2Express pay may be the way 3Why the Senate should ease stem cell restrictions 2Why the Senate should ease stem cell restrictions 3
... the professional, student, or faculty researcher, the new ... your research and improve the quality of your ... the edge that researchers using LI-COR DNA analysis ... The 4300 System is a third generation instrument ...
This free-standing work station safely ventilates fumes upwards, away from the work surface. Optional Exhaust Purification System features bonded charcoal filters that remove organic chemical vapors ...
... Ideal for biocompatibility testing at various ... of air through a clean heating ... temperature up to 140F. Transparent panels ... shields allow easy access to the ...
... Tracker Intracellular Localization Kit with TransIT-siQUEST ... approach to directly label and deliver ... efficient yet non-destructive manner, for in ... functional inhibition of target gene expression ...
Biology Products: