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LIVING WELL WITH COPD, EMPHYSEMA, LUNG DISEASE by Lynn E. Posted Fri 17 Oct 2008 9:01pm Prevent respiratory infections Any respiratory infection — even the common cold — can cause an acute exacerbation of COPD, so it is to your advantage to do whatever you can to avoid catching what's going around. Washing your hands frequently with soap and water can reduce your risk. Alcohol-based instant hand sanitizers can also help. As much a ... Read on »
Quit Smoking and Prevent Emphysema Now with Lung Detox by Sandy H. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:24pm Have you just decided to quit smoking again after hearing that the singer Amy Winehouse has just been diagnosed with emphysema? Cigarette smoking is the major cause of emphysema, a serious disease of the lungs. If you quit smoking now you can prevent many health problems associated with it including emphysema, lung cancer, high cholesterol, harde ... Read on »
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 »
Cell transplantation of lung stem cells has beneficial impact for emphysema by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Thu 07 Jun 2012 10:02pm Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair When autologous (self-donated) lung-derived mensenchymal stem cells (LMSCs) were transplanted endoscopically into 13 adult female sheep modeled with emphysema, post-transplant evaluation showed evidence of tissue regeneration with increased blood perf ... Read on »
Unopposed Cathepsin G, Neutrophil Elastase, and Proteinase 3 Cause Severe Lung Damage and Emphysema by Mark Pool, MD Posted Mon 21 Jul 2014 12:51am Interesting abstract from American Journal of Pathology showing evidence for involvement of neutrophils serine proteinases in pathogenesis of emphysema. Abstract Cigarette smoking is a major factor for the development of pulmonary emphysema because it induces abnormal inflammation and a protease-rich local milieu that causes c ... Read on »
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Proven Benificial to Emphysema Patients by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Wed 31 Mar 2010 7:57am 1 Comment Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) may improve the quality of life and overall well-being in patients with severe emphysema, according to the National Emphysema Treatment Trial (NETT), the first study to randomize emphysema patients to receive LVRS or non-surgical medical care. Researchers for NETT recruited 1,218 patients with severe emp ... Read on »
Reclaiming Your Life Through Pulmonary Rehab by Jane M. Certified Respiratory Therapist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:48pm Probably one of the biggest issues faced by people with COPD is loss; the loss of their former level of activity, the loss of the ability to do what they used to do, and perhaps the biggest concern of all, the loss of control over their breathing - and their lives. In another COPD blog, "Now What? Six Steps to Breathing Better with COPD," we talk ... Read on »
Cullman man is first U.S. emphysema patient to have experimental sealant pumped into lungs (video) by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Tue 13 Nov 2012 12:00am What’s it take to decide to become the first emphysema patient in the United States to have a foam sealant pumped into your lungs? 1) A life threatening condition. 2) Concern about the alternative treatments. 3) Faith in the doctor. The answer is all of the above for Perry Waldrop of Cullman. Read the article from the Alaba ... Read on »
Bronchoscopic Biologic Lung Volume Reduction (BLVR) System from Aeris Therapeutics Aims on Emphysema by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:02pm The market for technologies designed to treat emphysema and its symptoms is heating up, according to the experts at the Millennium Research Group. The “medical technology market intelligence” company believes that there is a number of products that are working through the clinical trials that are expected to receive FDA approval sometimes in ... Read on »
Lung volume reduction surgery shown to prolong and improve life for some emphysema patients by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Fri 24 Jul 2009 11:24pm Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) can have a significantly beneficial effect in patients with severe emphysema, according to the first ever study to randomize emphysema patients to receive either LVRS or non-surgical medical care. “We found lung reduction surgery is good treatment alternative for selected emphysema patients since it ... Read on »