Navigation Links
Researchers at Pulmonary Associates to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema
Date:2/11/2008

Phoenix, AZ, February 11, 2008 Researchers at Pulmonary Associates today announced the start of the EASE (Exhale Airway Stents for Emphysema) Trial, an international, multi-center clinical trial to explore an investigational treatment that may offer a new, minimally invasive option for those suffering with advanced widespread emphysema. The trial focuses on airway bypass, a catheter-based bronchoscopic procedure designed to reduce lung hyperinflation and shortness of breath (the clinical hallmarks of emphysema/COPD) by making new pathways for trapped air to exit the lungs.

During the minimally invasive procedure, new openings are created in the airway wall connecting the damaged lung tissue to the natural airway. These pathways are supported and kept open by Exhale Drug-Eluting Stents manufactured by Broncus Technologies, Inc. The trial procedures will take place at the John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital.

We are excited to be part of this study because currently there are limited treatment options for patients with severe emphysema. Patients struggle with each breath, states Bernard Levine, MD, Principal Investigator of the study at Pulmonary Associates. If we can reduce hyperinflation and improve lung function with airway bypass, patients will be able to breathe easier leading to a better quality of life.

Emphysema, also known as COPD, is a characterized by a chronic, progressive, and irreversible destruction of lung tissue. The lungs lose their natural elasticity and are unable to exhale effectively, leading to air trapping within the lungs and lung overinflation. Breathing becomes inefficient and patients have to work very hard just to breathe making normal activities, like walking, eating or even bathing, difficult. There are few treatment options for most patients with severe emphysema and there is no cure.

The airway bypass procedure could be an excellent option for those who are not suitable candida
'/>"/>

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

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
2. UCLA researchers identify markers that may predict diabetes in still-healthy people
3. Mayo Clinic researchers discover new diagnostic test for detecting infection in prosthetic joints
4. Bipolar disorder relapses halved by Melbourne researchers
5. Cell that triggers symptoms in allergy attacks can also limit damage, Stanford researchers find
6. High and mighty: first common height gene identified by researchers behind obesity gene finding
7. Researchers estimate about 9 percent of US children age 8 to 15 meet criteria for having ADHD
8. Majority of 2.4 Million U.S. Children With ADHD Not Diagnosed or Consistently Treated, According to New Gold Standard Study by Cincinnati Childrens Researchers
9. Researchers develop long-lasting growth hormone
10. Jefferson immunology researchers halt lethal rabies infection in brain
11. Purdue researchers develop technology to detect cancer by scanning surface veins
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researchers at Pulmonary Associates to study airway bypass procedure for severe emphysema
(Date:10/30/2014)... A mathematical model developed by NIH grantees predicts that ... prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just two ... via anal sex. This finding helps explain why two ... in women failed to show efficacy. Participants in the ... Truvada and tenofovir (another antiretroviral) for HIV prevention were ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 Graphics, coding, typography ... synonymous with the craft of web design and require ... Yet a simpler solution to create a website can ... videos, contact information, customer reviews and Facebook posts all ... "It is the next evolution of how a business ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Five months after their expansion, the ... new branding and a website to accompany their recent ... Mepham’s promotion to name partner earlier this year, Hodgkinson ... Mepham’s name and better reflect their combined litigation expertise. ... decision to implement new branding reflects Hodgkinson Street Mepham’s ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Radio listeners who indicate use of ... impact of traditional radio commercials and have overwhelmingly endorsed ... influence a purchasing decision. , Those are some highlights ... by radio marketing company CRN International. The research is ... of respondents who indicated they have purchased or considered ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, ... Liberia -- one of three West African nations ravaged by ... said Wednesday. Dr. Bruce Aylward, WHO,s assistant director general, ... in Liberia and no increase in laboratory-confirmed cases. He said ... the epidemic may be making some progress, The New ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Model by NIH grantees explains why HIV prevention dosing differs by sex 2Health News:Facebook Websites In Thirty-Seconds 2Health News:Hodgkinson Street Mepham Rebrands 2Health News:CRN Research On Radio Messaging Effectiveness Now Available In Four Specific Product Categories 2Health News:CRN Research On Radio Messaging Effectiveness Now Available In Four Specific Product Categories 3Health News:Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO 2Health News:Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO 3
... is being misused by some men to prevent the growth ... , bodybuilders , who resort to excessive use of steroids in ... abusing anti- cancer drugs like tamoxifen, to prevent breast ... steroids. Although derived from testosterone, an increased level of steroids in the ...
... Professor Jonas Frisén who is at the Karolinska Institutet they ... cells are being produced// by individual intestinal stem cell. The ... The research feels that this might help in the development ... anemia. In most organs of the body, old cells are ...
... business know how to act fast when their reputation is ... patronage and build brand credibility by doing something solid about ... ,Kentucky Fried Chicken, Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King are all ... adopting healthier means and ways of cooking the food which ...
... to a study it was found that a mutation led to ... a deadly infection called AIDS in humans. // Statistics show ... people in 25 years. The researchers said that the virus appears ... immune system proactive mechanism in apes and monkeys. The study results ...
... brain responsible for sleep regulation has been identified in fruit ... in learning and memory will help to further the study ... research was conducted by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania ... function, very little is known about the regulation of sleep. ...
... been unable to resist the allure of the All India ... Ramadoss// , is no different, in fact only worse in ... to be particularly acute. ,Ramadoss has used AIIMS ... being the photo opportunity during the countrywide doctors’ anti-reservation agitation ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mechanism of Stem Cell Regulation Identified 2Health News:Site of Sleep Regulation Identified in Fruit Flies 2Health News:Site of Sleep Regulation Identified in Fruit Flies 3
(Date:10/30/2014)... , October 30, 2014 ... probiótico LGG contribuye a adquirir tolerancia a la ... alergia a la proteína de la leche de la ... primera infancia. Hasta ahora, la APLV se trataba ... se ha demostrado que es posible adquirir tolerancia ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014  TWi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it ... and Drug Administration (FDA) on its Abbreviated New Drug ... the generic equivalent to Eisai Inc.,s Aricept® 23mg.  Aricept® ... TWi Pharmaceuticals is preparing to launch the product ... Pharmaceuticals USA , at the earliest ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 29, 2014 Electrodes are devices that ... be amplified to diagnose as well as treat ... medical devices facilitate the detection of chemical reactions ... and neurons of the patients. In addition, few ... alternating current to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Según expertos reunidos en el Simposio Allergy Day 2Según expertos reunidos en el Simposio Allergy Day 3Electrodes for Medical Devices Market (Diagnostic Electrodes - ECG, EEG, EMG, ERG and Fetal Scalp Electrodes, Therapeutic Electrodes - TENS, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical and Other Electrodes) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, G 2Electrodes for Medical Devices Market (Diagnostic Electrodes - ECG, EEG, EMG, ERG and Fetal Scalp Electrodes, Therapeutic Electrodes - TENS, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical and Other Electrodes) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, G 3Electrodes for Medical Devices Market (Diagnostic Electrodes - ECG, EEG, EMG, ERG and Fetal Scalp Electrodes, Therapeutic Electrodes - TENS, Pacemakers, Defibrillators, Electrosurgical and Other Electrodes) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, G 4
Standard knife with box, C profile...
... The Cryostage freezing stage is a refrigerated ... object holder, primarily for use with the 8000 ... other sledge microtomes. ,The refrigerated stage gives a ... the surface is ridged to provide good adhesion ...
... necessary to cool a specimen below room temperature. ... most microtomes and will permit specimen cooling from ... The equipment consists of a cooling stage and ... suited for operation with a base sledge microtome, ...
... MNL 4404 & 4405 series Freezing Stages fit ... have no moving parts and need only the ... for operation. Freezing starts immediately and ... adjustable so that optimum cutting temperatures can be ...
Medicine Products: