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No added benefit proven for umeclidinium/vilanterol in COPD

The scarce data available showed no advantages in moderate COPD severity and in few exacerbations / complete lack of data for higher ...

Leading lung health organizations release first-ever evidence-based patient care guidelines in prevention of acute exacerbations of COPD

Glenview, Illinois—The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) announced today the release of Prevention of Acute ...

Penn-University of Florida Team Treats Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Leaves of Plants

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Florida have identified a drug that can be used to treat pulmonary hypertension, a disease for which few therapy options exist. ... Full story

Researchers Develop Novel Gene/Cell Therapy Approach for Lung Disease

CINCINNATI – Researchers developed a new type of cell transplantation to treat mice mimicking a rare lung disease that one day could be used to treat this and other human lung diseases caused by dysfunctional immune cells. ... Full story

Simvastatin safe but ineffective in the treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

NUI Galway researchers have been part of a large-scale clinical trial of statin treatment in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) which was published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). ... Full story

Statin drugs safe but ineffective in the treatment of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, research finds

By Leslie Shepherd - Cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins are safe to give to patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, but they do not reduce the number of patients who die while in hospital or the length of time they spend on mechanical ventilation, new research has found. ... Full story

UB study: COPD patients breathe easier with Lung Flute

Six-month study demonstrates longer-term benefits to patients from device made by Buffalo-based Medical Acoustics ... Full story

Coping Techniques Help Patients With COPD Improve Mentally, Physically

By Duke Medicine News and Communications -DURHAM, N.C. -- Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to manage stress, practice relaxation and participate in light exercise can boost a patient’s quality of life and can even improve physical symptoms, researchers at Duke Medicine report. ... Full story

Experts at LSTM use novel modelling approach to assess the effectiveness of new diagnostics for TB

Experts at LSTM have used a novel modelling approach to project the effects of new diagnostic methods and algorithms for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) recently endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), looking at the patient, health system and population perspective in Tanzania. ... Full story

Reversing the effects of pulmonary fibrosis with a microRNA mimic

By Jim Shelton - Yale University researchers are studying a potential new treatment that reverses the effects of pulmonary fibrosis, a respiratory disease in which scars develop in the lungs and severely hamper breathing. ... Full story

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