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VIDA Diagnostics Launches Apollo Pulmonary Analysis Software for Major Lung Disease by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 27 May 2011 10:24pm Vida Diagnostics Press Release VIDA Diagnostics, a leading developer of quantitative pulmonary imaging software, announced today the launch of its new Apollo™ Software for the evaluation of pulmonary disease including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and lung cancer, here at the 2011 International C ... Read on »
Broccoli may prevent lung disease by GoToSee Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:03am The latest research suggests that a substance present in broccoli may help prevent serious lung disease. Lung conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is often caused by smoking and is responsible for 30,000 deaths in the UK every year. This latest study from the US found that the compound 'sulforapane' increases a ... Read on »
Scleroderma Patients with Combined Pulmonary Hypertension and Interstitial Lung Disease by Jan Posted Tue 30 Nov 2010 9:09pm Objective. Most studies differentiate scleroderma associated pulmonary hypertension and interstitial lung disease (ILD) as 2 separate pathological processes, concentrating on one or the other; however, many patients have both conditions. We studied the demographics, clinical features, and prognosis of individuals with both vascular and inte ... Read on »
Pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis in systemic sclerosis: lessons from interstitial lung disease by Jan Posted Wed 17 Nov 2010 7:16am Interstitial lung disease is a frequent complication of systemic sclerosis and currently is the leading cause of death. Our ability to predict which individuals are at greatest risk of developing clinically significant, progressive interstitial lung disease remains inadequate. Identification of circulating autoantibodies and other biomarker ... Read on »
August 05, 2008 Learn terms, lung diseases, COPD Management, Alpha 1 and HATS by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Tue 05 Aug 2008 3:06pm roxlyngcd@comcast.netsome educational sites Pulmonaryterms, acronyms, & abbreviations: ************************************************************* Alphabetical List of Respiratory / Lung Diseases Common Lung Diseases / Lung Infections / Respiratory Conditions ... Read on »
Searching for Commonalities between Two Deadly Lung Diseases by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Mar 2010 8:01am A computed tomography (CT) image of airways in the lung of a patient with COPD. Inflammation around the airways appears white in the image (sample areas of inflammation indicated by red arrows). Airway inflammation caused by COPD has been suggested as a potential mechanism leading to lung cancer development. (Image courtesy of the COPDGene ... Read on »
Heart Disease vs Lung Disease: Can We All Get Along? by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 30 May 2013 3:00am A bit of medical humor: Ask a cardiologist about the purpose of the body and s/he will tell you it's to support the function of the heart.  Ask a pulmonologist about the purpose of the body and s/he will tell it's to support the function of the lungs.  This reminds of the late Rodney King's immortal quote, "Can we all get along?" .  I menti ... Read on »
CONSIDERING STEM CELLS FOR LUNG DISEASE, ALI, COPD? by David Granovsky Posted Fri 06 Nov 2009 10:02pm * There are a number of top-notch facilities around the world that are successfully treating lung disease. * The lungs are the greediest organ in the body when it comes to stem cells so any treatment has a high potential of success than most. Read on »
Living Well with Lung Disease -- You Can Do This! by Jane M. Certified Respiratory Therapist Posted Wed 07 Oct 2009 8:02am Have you been told you have COPD, Emphysema, or another chronic lung disease such as Pulmonary Fibrosis? If you have, you might be wondering, ·      What do I do now?   ·      Am I going to die?   ·      Will my breathing just get worse and worse?   ·      Will I ever be the same again?   ·      How can anybody understa ... Read on »
Air Pollution Ups Risk of Chronic Lung Disease: Study by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 26 Oct 2010 2:01pm HealthDay News A new study from Denmark says long-term exposure to low levels of air pollution could increase the risk of developing severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Previous research has found a link between high levels of air pollution and exacerbation of COPD, but this study connects long-term ... Read on »