Navigation Links
Young Women Beware Of LAM

Researchers have identified a rare deadly lung disease, which targets only young women.// It is believed to be triggered during pregnancy and progresses rapidly thereafter. This seems to be a recent disease as it was not on records a decade ago. This disease is called Lymphangioleimyomatosis (LAM).

The disease targets only women, striking them down during their childbearing years and often results in death within ten years.

Vera Krymskaya, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Medicine in the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has dedicated the last several years of her career to combating Lymphangioleimyomatosis (LAM). The disease causes extensive, abnormal smooth muscle-like cell proliferation, which invades and destroys the tissues of the lung by forming cysts, eventually obstructing the flow of air and leading to lung collapse and failure.

Solving the puzzle… Globally, researchers tackled the first step, finding out what caused the cell proliferation and identifying the mutating gene that was responsible. Next, Krymskaya’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania was responsible for the breakthrough step of discovering the function of the gene that caused the cell malfunction, paving the way for a potential treatment utilizing a medication to inhibit abnormal growth. This treatment is now in a clinical trial.

As many as 250,000 women may be suffering from LAM, but many are misdiagnosed with asthma or emphysema or remain undiagnosed. Krymskaya explains "the key to combating this disease is to educate physicians to know how to diagnose LAM and treat it in its earliest stages before the damage to the lung is done and a transplant is needed. A biopsy and a high resolution CT scan, not just an X-ray, are needed to detect LAM."

Sue Byrnes - who founded The LAM Foundation, an international non-profit organization focused on research, after her daug
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Young womens woes
2. Young womens woes
3. Zinc may enhance growth in Young sickle cell patients
4. Young women prone to heart attack
5. Blood Pressure Checks To Be Done For Children As Young As Age 3
6. The Harmful Effects Of Stress in Young Adults
7. Viagra Used More By Young Men
8. Young Smokers at Increased Risk Of Developing a Heart Attack
9. Calcium-rich Diet Good For Youngsters
10. Reconstituted Blood Better For Young Hearts
11. Young Patients On Antidepressants Found To Be Associated With Suicidal Tendencies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Young Women Beware LAM

(Date:12/21/2014)... Over the past 39 years, NES Health has ... departments across the nation, from quality of medical care ... an innovative suite of tools, systems, and programs that ... patient experience. , NES Health, a leading national ... for hospitals, announced the development and launch of its ...
(Date:12/21/2014)... CannabisClassifieds.com celebrates marijuana’s new legal place at ... of its kind, the site has provided its faithful users ... years running. It uniquely combines the benefits of platforms ... available to the masses. Assuring the potent herb’s followers ... of public approval. , Shane Chattin, Owner of ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... BambooIndustry.com is a leading eco-friendly bamboo flooring ... bamboo flooring promotion for the coming 2015. , ... and offers the best bamboo products and services ... all customers can enjoy a special discount, up ... BambooIndustry.com from press releases. , The bamboo flooring ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... Dress company LunaDress has recently announced its ... Sale, offering big discounts on all of its special occasion ... to own a perfect wedding gown. If you have no ... come to LunaDress. Many different wedding dress styles and our ... now and enjoy the current special offer, up to 80% ...
(Date:12/20/2014)... VogueQueen.com, a leading wedding dress wholesaler and retailer, has ... 2015. Great discounts are now offered on all of ... a discount, up to 80% off, when they place ... 2015. , VogueQueen.com has recently released its new arrival ... Many customers worldwide like VogueQueen’s special designs which feature ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NES Health Launches Stipend Program for Emergency Physicians in Training to Financially Assist Emergency Department Doctors While They Learn 2Health News:CannabisClassifieds.com Maintains its “Craigslist for Cannabis” Standing with Website Re-launch 2Health News:Eco-friendy Bamboo Flooring Manufacturer BambooIndustry.com Introduces Its Bamboo Flooring Promotion for 2015 2Health News:2015 Collection of Wedding Dresses from LunaDress Online on Sale Now 2Health News:VogueQueen Big Sale Online For The Coming 2015 2
... that GlaxoSmithKline Plc which funded the research in the ... that the vaccine was viable. GlaxoSmithKline Plc is the ... led the study at the Czech Republic's University of ... vaccine hits the market. ,The vaccine contained ...
... the Injury Research Center of the Medical College of Wisconsin in ... and those with the lowest BMI are at greatest risk of ... increases male drivers risk of dying in a car crash. ... blow. ,Researchers also found that obesity in women ...
... suffer, as doctors belonging to the government hospitals in Mumbai ... // The strike called on, by around 2,500 doctors, denied ... ,The situation is likely to aggravate in the ... Aurangabad also joining the strike in a show of solidarity ...
... drinks, on sale in Britain and France have revealed ... found// are 8 times the permissible limit in drinking ... Agency, involved in the testing process. ,The ... such as petrochemicals and cigarette, was first discovered by ...
... health care cost associated with obesity treatment in Australia ... with provision of heath care for overweight, obese or ... greater than the NSW health budget. ,Obesity ... with the annual expenditure approximating to 6% of the ...
... is preparing an Action Plan for Relief to Recovery in ... and reconstruction. //The main aim of this plan form the ... the outbreaks of diseases in the spring. ,Commenting ... Mr. Jan Vandemoortele said, "In order to avoid a gap ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Patients Left Helpless As Mumbai Doctors Strike Continues 2Health News:High Levels Of Cancer Chemical Found In Soft Drinks 2Health News:Obesity Cost More Than The Australian Health Budget 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014  ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. ... Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a ... dendritic cell-based immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting six tumor antigens ... of US Patent No. 8,871,211, which issued October ... by administering a dendritic cell composition comprising peptide ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... and RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. ... LLC (CTMC), and Integrated Clinical Trial Services, LLC ... retention for clinical trials announce that they have ... Marketing Services (i-CTMS). i-CTMS will provide a broad ... pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... , Dec. 12, 2014 Research and ... the addition of the "MEMS Gyroscopes Analog ... Analysis" report to their offering. ... gyroscopes for tactical grade applications made a lot ... term of reliability. They are now accepted in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key Patent For ICT-107 Cancer Vaccine 2Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 2Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 3MEMS Gyroscopes Analog Devices ADIS16136 Precision Angular Rate Sensor Reverse Costing Analysis 2
... ANF Group, Inc ., a South Florida based ... 170,000-square-foot Joe DiMaggio Children,s Hospital – the first free ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110614/FL18288 ) The hospital,s ... designed to earn Gold Leadership in Energy and Environment ...
... June 14, 2011 CVS/pharmacy provides ... at more than 7,200 convenient locations nationwide. Shoppers have come ... larger-than-ever selection of gifts, goods and everyday needs. From popular ... the hottest gear and thoughtful keepsakes perfect for every dad, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ANF Group, Inc. Completes New Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital 2Find the Best in Gadgets, Grilling and Grooming in Just One Stop This Father's Day at CVS/pharmacy 2Find the Best in Gadgets, Grilling and Grooming in Just One Stop This Father's Day at CVS/pharmacy 3
FF 450plus IRu Fundus camera with Visupac / System 431. Digital results in all capture modes and unlimited Visupac software....
The most advanced retinal cameras for fluorescein, color and ICG angiography with full digital imaging capability....
All welded construction for strength and durability. Choice of stainless steel or chrome plated models....
All welded construction for strength and durability. Choice of stainless steel or chrome plated models....
Medicine Products: