Navigation Links
New Lung Heating Device can Help Asthma Patients

A new tiny heating device that can be inserted inside the lungs with the help of a flexible tube through the mouth or nose can help treat asthma, researchers conducting its// trial said.

Asthma is a chronic disease of the respiratory system in which the airways constrict making it hard to breathe. At its worst, asthma can be fatal.

Though asthma can't be cured, it can be managed with proper treatment. People with asthma can lead normal, active lives.

The tiny heater, now under trial at five hospitals in Britain, warms the lungs and airways and can last for more than two years, reported the online edition of Daily Mail.

The device gives 10-second blasts of mild heat to the muscles to stop them from contracting. No incision is required. The patient is under conscious sedation with no anaesthesia involved.

The technique, known as bronchial thermoplasty, is for patients with moderate and severe asthma.

"The early results were encouraging," said Neil Thomson, professor of respiratory medicine at the University of Glasgow who leads one of the trial centres.

Exactly how it works is not clear but heat is known to relax muscles and it is thought the heat reduces the amount of muscle around the airway, which in asthma tends to increase and be hypersensitive.

An international trial involving 300 patients is under way.

Results from a small pilot study suggest it can be highly effective. Two years after their last treatment, the patients were still showing less airway narrowing.

Lyn Smurthwaite, research development manager at Asthma UK, said: "These results enhance our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the process of asthma but it is vital we see more details about the long-term effects."

Source-IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Injection supports Heart Devices
2. New Heart-Screening Device ,An Accurate Predictor Of Heart Disease
3. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
4. Withdrawal Notice Issued For Older Pacemakers Due To Malfunctioning of the Device
5. New Implantable Device That Can Keep The Heart Ticking
6. Making MRIs Safe for Patients With Implantable Heart Devices
7. Researchers Develop Device For Detecting Atherosclerotic Plaques
8. A Cheap Device to Stop Snoring from New Zealand
9. Scientists Concerned Over Increasing Malfunction Of Heart Devices
10. Device For Improving Bone Mass In Osteoporosis
11. Anti-Microbial Coating For Use Over Biomedical Devices Developed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New Lung Heating Device can Help Asthma Patients

(Date:11/27/2014)... (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 Nearly ... been filed in a consolidated litigation now underway ... , Documents recently updated in the Philadelphia ... in the state proceeding, all of which involve ... and other psychiatric conditions. Many of the cases ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter , ... seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. ... will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds. ... learning," said study co-author Ping Li, co-director of the Center ... it,s even more interesting, Li said, that "the brain networks ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies ... a cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. ... be given to children younger than 2 because they ... agency warned. American adults average about three colds ... children get a cold, parents might want to give ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... experimental Ebola vaccine appears to be safe and produces an ... virus, according to early clinical trial results reported by the ... phase I clinical trial for the vaccine paves the way ... Liberia and Sierra Leone as early as January, said Dr. ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge ... an expert says. Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes -- ... -- are gluten-free, but "when it comes to pies, ... considered," Dr. Anca Safta, director of the Gluten and ... Center in North Carolina, said in a center news ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Risperdal Lawsuits Added to Philadelphia Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:New Risperdal Lawsuits Added to Philadelphia Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:New Risperdal Lawsuits Added to Philadelphia Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual 2Health News:Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual 3Health News:Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises 2Health News:Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine 2Health News:Early Trial Promising for Ebola Vaccine 3Health News:Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips 2
... in 2007, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) announced ... clinical psychologists by approximately 19%. This new rate is ... home handyman per hour. However, unlike your mechanic, BCBSGa ... were paid 10 years ago by BCBSGa. In 1998 ...
... there is nearly instant relief for those who suffer from ... and true Amish formula was recently secured by Caleb Treeze ... first time via the Internet.With an estimated 70% of adults ... time leg cramps, the problem is widespread. With this ...
... Dr. Michael J. Kussman, the Under Secretary for Health for ... to retire from federal service by May 9, ending a ... of brigadier general while in the U.S. Army, has been ... Dr. Kussman has directed a health care system with an ...
... Dr. Jeffrey Meyer, and Head of Neurochemical Imaging in ... Health (CAMH), is the first psychiatrist to be honoured with ... 60 year history. , For over 30 years, scientists ... and dopamine are low in the brain during episodes ...
... Emergency Responders, Treatment of Trauma Victims -ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., ... world,s first medical identification franchise providing consumers with a ... of trauma victims or those unable to communicate, is ... the Ft. Lauderdale market is now open for franchise ...
... Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR ) ... to the ophthalmic lens market, today announced that the Company ... the Company no longer complies with the audit committee composition ... a listed company to have an audit committee of at ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Is Skimping on Mental Health Care, Says Georgia Psychological Association 2Health News:Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Is Skimping on Mental Health Care, Says Georgia Psychological Association 3Health News:Night Time Cramps No More, Amazing Amish Formula from Caleb Treeze Organic Farm Provides Instant Relief 2Health News:Michael J. Kussman, VA Under Secretary for Health, to Retire 2Health News:eMed-ID, World's First Medical Identification Franchise, Opens Ft. Lauderdale For Franchise Sales 2Health News:eMed-ID, World's First Medical Identification Franchise, Opens Ft. Lauderdale For Franchise Sales 3Health News:Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. Announces Receipt of Notice from Nasdaq of Noncompliance with Nasdaq Audit Committee Composition Requirements 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... NEW YORK and LONDON ... distributor of market intelligence, MarketResearch.com is pleased to announce ... Research and Consultancy focusing on the active pharmaceutical ingredient ... Research visit: http://www.marketresearch.com/land/publisher.asp?vendorid=4023&progid=86891 . In ... Market – Forecast to 2020 , ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Reinforcing its commitment to enabling confident diagnosis ... PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced 510(k) clearance from ... IQon Spectral CT , presenting an entirely new ... a new dimension to Computed Tomography (CT) imaging, delivering ... based on their material content within a single scan. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 25, 2014  Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ: ... injectable drug delivery systems, today announced that its Chairman ... present at the Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference ... EST on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. ... as a "live" listen only Webcast. To listen, please ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MarketResearch.com: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Market to Reach $175 Billion by 2020 Says IQ4I Report 2MarketResearch.com: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Market to Reach $175 Billion by 2020 Says IQ4I Report 3Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for IQon Spectral CT 2Philips receives FDA 510(k) clearance for IQon Spectral CT 3Unilife to Present at the Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference on December 2nd 2
... -- Cylene Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been selected to ... at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of ... FL, the company announced today.  Kenna Anderes, VP Cancer Biology ... kinase that is essential for the progression of multiple myeloma ...
... 2010 Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... first time at the 52nd Annual Meeting of ... activity, safety and tolerability of perifosine in patients ... lymphoma (HL).  KRX-0401 (perifosine) is the Company,s novel, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cylene Selected to Present CK2 Inhibitor Multiple Myeloma Data at American Society of Hematology Meeting 2Cylene Selected to Present CK2 Inhibitor Multiple Myeloma Data at American Society of Hematology Meeting 3Phase 2 Data Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology Demonstrates Promising Efficacy of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma 2Phase 2 Data Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology Demonstrates Promising Efficacy of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma 3Phase 2 Data Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology Demonstrates Promising Efficacy of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma 4Phase 2 Data Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology Demonstrates Promising Efficacy of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Advanced Leukemia, Lymphoma and Multiple Myeloma 5
The maternity apron is a very critical protection device for the patient and the fetus....
... our coat apron, weight is distributed ... of comfortable wear without fatigue. Made ... our front closing special procedure apron ... closures that make it a cinch ...
... X-ray Aprons are the result of a ... leaded x-ray aprons. Constructed with a wear ... back, the Lead Free aprons exhibit the ... apron. Each apron weighs approximately 50% less ...
... The Triage BNP Test is the ... test measuring B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) ... ventricles in response to ventricular volume ... marker of ventricular systolic and diastolic ...
Medicine Products: