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Researchers Discover Way to Halt Lung Inflammation in Animal Models by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 6:15pm Science Daily Acute inflammation of the lung is a poorly recognized human disease that develops in surprising and unexpected ways. The acute lung injury (ALI) or adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a vital new concern for soldiers, but it can develop in anyone during a systemic infection, after severe trauma, a ... Read on »
Wine Compound May Modulate Lung Inflammation by A4M Worldhealth.net Posted Sun 01 Apr 2012 10:11pm Posted on 2012-03-30 06:00:00 in Functional Foods | Respiratory | Wine consumption associates with better lung function in the general population, and previous studies have shown t ... Read on »
Indoor Incense Triggers Lung Cell Inflammation, Study Shows by Medline Plus Posted Tue 06 Aug 2013 2:00pm Researchers say this practice can cause response similar to secondhand cigarette smoke Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Air Pollution , Lung Diseases Read on »
Aging, obsolete cells prime the lungs for pneumonia by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 31 May 2011 10:08pm HSC News Community-acquired pneumonia is the leading cause of infectious death among the elderly. Newly published research from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio suggests why older people are vulnerable and offers a possible defense. The researchers found that when it comes to aging and pneum ... Read on »
Pulmonary inflammation in systemic sclerosis. An assessment by bronchoalveolar lavage by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By Salaffi F. and Colleague Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis is a common feature of systemic sclerosis (SS). Clinicopathologic observations suggest that interstitial and alveolar inflammation may appear prior to fibrosis. Using the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) technique, we have characterized the nature of the inflammatory process in the low ... Read on »
Defensin-Based Therapeutics for the Treatment of Pulmonary Disease by nih.gov Posted Sun 13 Jun 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: Investigators at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute have developed modified defensins that are resistant to degradation, have improved characteristics compared to unmodified defensins, and are promising candidates for pulmonary disease therapeutics. Defensins are small cationic peptides ... Read on »
Overview of Inflammation Treatment by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am The airways of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are in constant danger of becoming inflamed. Airborne pathogens such as allergens and pollutants are the leading cause of inflammation. Viral or bacterial infections can also cause the airways to tighten, making breathing more difficult, and reduce a CF patient’s ability to perform m ... Read on »
Overview of Inflammation Treatment by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:54pm The airways of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) are in constant danger of becoming inflamed. Airborne pathogens such as allergens and pollutants are the leading cause of inflammation. Viral or bacterial infections can also cause the airways to tighten, making breathing more difficult, and reduce a CF patient’s ability to perform m ... Read on »
Food and Pulmonary Fibrosis by Jan Posted Sat 04 Dec 2010 9:05pm Alveolitis and Pulmonary Fibrosis Pulmonary fibrosis is an end state of a number of chronic inflammatory lung diseases. This is a serious disease process and patients are given little hope when the diagnosis is made. Chronic inflammation is always an immune mediated process. The key questions are what antigens initiate the inflammation? What ... Read on »