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Acute Mountain Sickness may Lead to Pulmonary or Cerebral Edema

...may lead to life-threatening complications such as pulmonary or cerebral edema. The interest of the general public in AMS is thought to have increased over the past 25 years. This change is partly due to media exposure, trekking guidebooks and the wide availability of the Internet. In spite of these apparent ...

Combination of Bronchoscopic Techniques is Very Effective for Lung Lesions

...th evidence of peripheral lung lesions or solitary pulmonary lesions on prior CT scans who were randomly assigned to undergo bronchoscopic diagnosis by one of three techniques: EBUS alone, ENB alone, or ENB and EBUS in combination. The diagnostic yieldthe percentage of correct diagnosesof each was then analy...

Exercise Reduces Inflammation

...ancer or inflammatory disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, recent illness or vaccination, or a positive stress test were excluded. The physical fitness of subjects was assessed through a battery of tests that measured such variables as fat...

A Balanced Diet can Keep Asthma, Wheezing at Bay in Teens

...sociations of low dietary nutrient intake with low pulmonary function and respiratory symptoms. Over the period of one school year, 2,112 students completed a standardized respiratory questionnaire and a dietary questionnaire. They also answered questions about medication use, smoking habits, and recent exe...

Apple a Day Keeps Asthma Away

...sociations of low dietary nutrient intake with low pulmonary function and respiratory symptoms. Over the period of one school year, 2,112 students completed a standardized respiratory questionnaire and a dietary questionnaire. They also answered questions about medication use, smoking habits, and recent exer...

Viagra Improves Heart Function, Finds Study

...much and cause problems, as it does in the case of pulmonary hypertension, where lung arteries constrict and pu...ction of the right ventricle (which is diseased in pulmonary hypertension), without affecting the left ventricle (which is normal in pulmonary hypertension). "...

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...-stage lung disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and certain congenital lung defects. Following a transplant, patients must take drugs for t...

Smokers may Develop Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

...makes them more susceptible to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) if they smoke tobacco , according t...roduction of the IL-13 protein that is involved in pulmonary inflammation and susceptibility to COPD. Everyone has two copies of the gene, one inherited from e...

Protein Interaction is a Drug Target for Blood Clot Prevention

...linalpha-IIb beta 3 interaction protects mice from pulmonary thromboembolism the formation of blood clots in the vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs. Furthermore, this blockade results in very little pathological bleeding, which can often occur when the clotting process is disrupted. The r...

Genetic Variation in Some Smokers Increases Chances of Developing COPD

...etic predisposition to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The research from Wake Forest U...roduction of the IL-13 protein that is involved in pulmonary inflammation and susceptibility to COPD. Everyone has two copies of the gene, one inherited from ...

Human Membranes Crystal Structure may Help Tailor Asthma Drugs

...d better therapeutics against inflammations in the pulmonary tract. Asthma attacks are caused by a severe inflammatory reaction in the airways, a reaction that is largely due to actions of LTC4 synthase. For this reason asthma medicines often aim at blocking the downstream effects of LTC4 synthase. However...

Premature Vascular and Bone Changes Occur in COPD Patients

...nd that patients with COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, have greater arterial stiffness. The researchers also found that those COPD patients with osteoporosis, a common complication of the respiratory disease, had even greater arterial stiffness. These premature signs of aging may explain why CO...

River Blindness Becoming Drug Resistant

...ainst adult heartworms (that live in the heart and pulmonary arteries). But when researchers tested 2,501 people in disease-endemic regions of Ghana from 2004 to 2005, they found 19.5 percent had the worms that cause river blindness. Ivermectin only acts to kill young worms, so any adult worms in patients woul...

Pulmonary Function Testing in Children

...iratory Society (ERS) published a new statement on pulmonary function testing in preschool children. The docume...cal, technical and epidemiological implications of pulmonary function testing in children aged 2 to 6. Preschoolers present a number of special challenges, sai...

Obesity Linked to Lower Tuberculosis Risk in Older Chinese Population

... Obesity is associated with a lower risk of active pulmonary tuberculosis in the older population of Hong Kong, the authors said. The presence of such a strong but selective association across the whole spectrum of BMI could have major biological, clinical and/or epidemiological implications. Further studies...

Obesity is Related to Lower Tuberculosis Risk

... Obesity is associated with a lower risk of active pulmonary tuberculosis in the older population of Hong Kong, the authors conclude. The presence of such a strong but selective association across the whole spectrum of BMI could have major biological, clinical and/or epidemiological implications. Further studi...

Thrombosis Risk in Travel Lasting Over Four Hours is Higher: WHO

...stations of VTE are deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condit...mes lodged and blocks blood flow. This is known as pulmonary embolism, and symptoms include chest pain and breathing difficulties. VTE can be treated, but if it ...

Reduced Lung Capacity Linked to Cardiovascular Disease by Inflammation

...with reduced lung function and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the authors say: To our knowledge, this is the first report of an inverse association between lung function and CRP in young adults. The results showed that this association was not related to smoking or lung disease, because the r...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...sk that patients would develop heart failure, have pulmonary edema, or suffer a stroke in their first six months after hospitalization. "These findings are exciting because they provide good evidence that improved use of guideline- based treatments has resulted in fewer deaths and fewer patients with heart ...

Anti-inflammatory Drug Fails to Improve COPD Symptoms

...symptoms of moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , or COPD, in a large, multi-center trial. The results of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of infliximab were published in the first issue of the May American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, publish...

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