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Emphysema severity directly linked to coal dust exposure

... dust exposure is directly linked to severity of emphysema in smokers and nonsmokers alike, according to new ... mine dust exposure is a significant predictor of emphysema severity," said Eileen Kuempel, Ph.D., a senior ... had their lung tissue analyzed for dust content. emphysema was graded for type and severity. The ...

Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients

... according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical ... is good treatment alternative for selected emphysema patients since it not only improves survival but ... treatment only." The results of the National emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT) study were reported in the ...

Lung Enzyme Both Friend and Foe

... News) -- An enzyme involved in the development of emphysema also defends the lungs against bacterial ... as part of the tissue destruction seen in emphysema patients. "But we found that mice that didn't ... The American Lung Association has more about emphysema . -- Robert ...

Broncus Technologies' Exhale Stent and Other New Devices to Prompt Robust Growth In Emphysema Treatment Market, According to Millennium Research Group

... intelligence, the rise in the US prevalence of emphysema is prompting device firms to develop endoscopic ... only two surgical treatment options for emphysema are available: lung volume reduction or lung ... bringing minimally invasive technology to the emphysema patient population. "The release of these ...

Pulmonx Acquires Assets of Emphasys Medical and Unveils Combined Product Portfolio at International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Annual Meeting

... Assessment Tools and Therapeutic Solutions for emphysema PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ... to deliver innovative therapeutic solutions to emphysema patients and their physicians," said Niyazi ... selection and outcomes." Treatment of emphysema by ELVR using the Emphasys EBV has been shown in ...

Young Pop Star's Emphysema Startles Experts

... Amy Winehouse may have a mild form of emphysema leaves experts with more questions than answers. ... crisis, one lung doctor said. "If you see emphysema in a young person, you have to think of that," ... added, "Generally, we don't really see emphysema until a person is in their 40s, but in a small ...

Emphasys Medical to Present VENT Clinical Trial Data at ATS 2008

... 801A In the symposium, "Innovations in emphysema Treatment: Lung Volume Reduction and Lung Volume ... will present on the Treatment of Advanced emphysema by Endoscopic Volume Reduction. -- John ... for the treatment of patients with emphysema and other debilitating breathing disorders. Based ...

New York Methodist Hospital to study airway bypass treatment for emphysema

... for trapped air to escape and in turn, relieve emphysema symptoms including shortness of breath. emphysema is a chronic, progressive, and irreversible lung ... to make exhalation ineffective, leaving the emphysema sufferer with hyperinflation because they can't ...

Researchers at Peoria Pulmonary Associates to study airway bypass procedure for emphysema

... Technologies, Inc. Patients with severe emphysema often live in poor physical condition, struggling ... combine to make exhalation ineffective, leaving emphysema sufferers with hyperinflation because they are ... are few treatment options for most patients with emphysema and there is no cure. Physicians commonly ...

News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007

... Physicians. Gender Difference in CT-Measured emphysema Identified A new study reveals that in men with ... stages of severity, men have more CT-measurable emphysema than women with COPD. The study, conducted by ... male smokers were found to have more extensive CT emphysema at all levels of disease severity than females. ...

U.S. Rep. Connolly, Inova Health System Physicians, Public Health Groups Call for Congressional Action to Protect Kids from Tobacco

... risk of a wide range of deadly diseases, including heart attacks, strokes, emphysema and numerous cancers. Tobacco use also increases the risk for ... for Children. "That puts them at risk of lung cancer, heart attacks, emphysema and other deadly diseases caused by smoking. We call on the rest of the ...

Journal CHEST: December highlighted studies

... MEN WITH emphysema AT RISK FOR OSTEOPOROSIS New research shows that men with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, may also be at risk for osteoporosis. Researchers ...

Potential treatment option for severe emphysema under study

... excessive lung inflation and shortness of breath typical complications of emphysema - by making new pathways for trapped air to exit the lungs. During ... of airways in the lung combine to make exhalation ineffective, leaving emphysema sufferers with hyperinflation because they are unable to get air out of ...

Cadmium Exposure Tied to Lung Disease

... have as much as double the risk of developing a pulmonary disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis. In this study, principal investigator Howard Hu ... study suggests that the critical ingredient in smoking that may be causing emphysema is cadmium, a well-known contaminant of cigarette smoke. The worry is if ...

FDA Approves Advair(R) 250/50 for Reduction of Exacerbations in Patients With COPD

... life-threatening lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis, emphysema or both. Exacerbations are flare-ups or episodes of worsening COPD ... not only patients with COPD associated with chronic bronchitis, but also emphysema or both conditions. Advair 250/50 is the only approved strength for COPD ...

Henry Ford Hospital to study effectiveness of a new procedure that may help emphysema suffers

... for men and women by the year 2020. There is no cure for COPD. emphysema is an irreversible disease characterized by the destruction of lung tissue ... currently there are limited treatment options for most patients with emphysema beyond lung transplantation. Patients usually have very poor quality of ...

U.S. Smoking Rates Stall

... disease, the report said. It found that 49.1 percent of adults with emphysema and 41.1 percent of those with chronic bronchitis were current smokers. ... chronic disease (64.3 percent). People with lung cancer (17.9 percent) and emphysema (22.3 percent) were least likely to never have smoked. Smoking was more ...

Lung Bypass Could Fight Emphysema

... experts say THURSDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Airway bypass to treat emphysema patients shows promise, researchers say. Emphysema, a component of ... More information The American Lung Association has more about emphysema . -- Robert Preidt ...

Chronic and Complex Diseases on the Rise in Philadelphia: Adults Using More Medications to Treat Chronic Conditions

... ages 45 to 64 increased 12.5 percent since 2007. Medications used to treat asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis, jumped 9.1 percent among Philadelphians ages 20 to 44, 16.2 percent among 45 to 64 year olds and 44.9 percent ...

Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Thursday in All Regions of Pennsylvania

... for some people to breathe. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. To help keep the air healthy, ...

Pulmonx Announces New President and CEO Michael A. Baker to Lead Interventional Pulmonology Company

... July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Pulmonx, an emerging leader in interventional pulmonology and in the development of device therapies for the treatment of emphysema announced today that Michael A. Baker has joined the company as President and CEO and that he has been elected as a member of its board of directors. ...

Air Quality Action Day Forecast for July 16 in Philadelphia Region

... reaches unhealthy levels. On air quality action days, young children, older adults and people with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. To help keep the air ...

Video: truth(R) Asks: 'Do You Have What it Takes?'

... June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Each and every day in America, 1,200 people die from tobacco-related diseases -- from heart disease and cancers, to emphysema and strokes. The latest advertising campaign from the truth (R) youth smoking prevention campaign explores the kinds of decisions tobacco industry ...

Kids More Apt to Smoke If Mom Did While Pregnant

... the effects of smoking, also scheduled to be presented May 19 at the conference, found that children exposed to smoke may be more likely to develop emphysema later in life. The researchers explained that smoke can damage young children's lungs, creating what's known as "emphysematous holes" in the lung. ...

Double-Lung Transplant Better for Long-Term Survival

... recipients. "Not all lung recipients necessarily need a bilateral transplant. Many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including emphysema and different kinds of pulmonary fibrosis, can survive with just one lung being replaced, while other lung diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, usually ...

U.S. Rep. Connolly, Inova Hospital Physicians, Public Health Groups Call for Congressional Action to Protect Kids From Tobacco

... breast cancer in 1987, and smoking puts women and girls at greater risk of a wide range of deadly diseases, including heart attacks, strokes, emphysema and numerous cancers. The legislation would give the FDA the authority to crack down on tobacco marketing and sales to kids, stop tobacco ...

Faith Leaders Call on Iowa Members of Congress to Support Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco

... breast cancer in 1987, and smoking puts women and girls at greater risk of a wide range of deadly diseases, including heart attacks, strokes, emphysema and numerous cancers. The bipartisan legislation pending before Congress would give the FDA authority to: Restrict tobacco ...

Too Little Vitamin D May Mean More Colds and Flu

... risk for respiratory infections, such as the common cold and the flu. And people who have pre-existing respiratory disease -- like asthma an emphysema -- appear to be at an increased risk for this association." Ginde's team, from Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Boston, reports its ...

Health Groups Slam Tobacco Marketing to Women

... December. In addition to lung cancer, smoking increases women's and girls' risk of numerous serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke, emphysema and many other types of cancer. "Big tobacco's blatant targeting of women is just an extension of a decades-long campaign of fraud and deception ...

Deadly in Pink: New Report Warns Big Tobacco Has Stepped Up Targeting of Women and Girls

... breast cancer in 1987, and smoking puts women and girls at greater risk of a wide range of deadly diseases, including heart attacks, strokes, emphysema and numerous cancers. "These new marketing campaigns by Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds show contempt for the health of women and girls," ...

Taking Care of the Caregiver

... is diagnosed with an illness? Just three years into caring for her daughter and granddaughter, Cindy was diagnosed with advanced stage one emphysema due to an underdiagnosed, rare genetic disorder called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Her disease progressed over the years to the point that she ...

Effects of smoking linked to accelerated aging protein

... of cell) taken from nonsmokers without lung disease and patients with a heavy smoking history and severe emphysema. Fibroblasts from the smokers with emphysema had lost their ability to divide or grow, confirming that smoking habits cause cell aging. The cells also had lower levels of Werner's syndrome ...

Drug Shields Mice From Emphysema

... The finding holds out hope for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) -- a chronic progressive lung disease involving both emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis. COPD, most commonly linked to smoking, is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and there are ...

VIDA Diagnostics Gains FDA Approval for Comprehensive Lung Analysis Software

... opportunity to make our leading PW2 application available to assist in the evaluation of millions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema patients throughout the U.S.," said John Garber, VIDA CEO. "Since these diseases often affect specific regions of the lung, the ability to ...

Steroid Inhalers Raise Pneumonia Risk for Lung Disease Patients

... published in the Nov. 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association . Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- which encompasses emphysema and chronic bronchitis -- follows heart disease, cancer and stroke as the leading cause of deaths among Americans, Drummond said. Symptoms include ...

American Lung Association of Nevada Receives $150,000 Grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to Help Nevada's Youth Stay Smoke-Free

... to quit through a state of the art cessation program designed specifically for teenagers. "No doubt about it, smoking causes cancer, emphysema and heart disease and shortens one's life by a decade or more. Yet, Nevada's teens are still choosing to smoke in record numbers," said Mike Murphy, ...

Air Quality Action Day Forecast Thursday in All Regions

... it hard for some people to breathe. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. To help keep the air healthy, ...

Air Quality Action Day Forecast Wednesday for Pittsburgh Region

... it hard for some people to breathe. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and people with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. To help keep the air healthy, ...

American Lung Association Congratulates the U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of Historic Tobacco Legislation

... nation's battle against deadly tobacco products." Each year, more than 438,000 Americans die from tobacco-related diseases, including lung cancer, emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Tobacco companies spend billions of dollars on marketing in an attempt to addict a new generation of tobacco consumers. ...

American Lung Association Commends U.S. House of Representatives for Passage of Pulmonary and Cardiac Rehabilitation Act

... millions of Americans suffering from lung disease, has been a priority for the American Lung Association for several years." COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, is the fourth-ranking cause of death in this country. As of 2004, 11.4 million U.S. adults were diagnosed with COPD and an ...
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