- 2013-01-04 Upcoming Conferences -
Please visit this link for a listing of upcoming conferences in 2013 which may be of interest to you:
- 2013-05-21 New Coronavirus Sickens Health Workers-
The coronavirus outbreak at a Saudi Arabian hospital continues to expand -- and the sick now include two healthcare workers, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday.
- 2013-05-21 Materials in Some Household Products Tied to Lung Damage-
Inhaling ultrafine particles from so-called "nanomaterials" -- which are used in a growing number of household and commercial products, including sunscreens, ink in copy machines and lightweight sporting equipment -- can cause lung inflammation and damage, a team of U.S. scientists says.
- 2013-05-21 ARDS Survival Improved by Prone Position-
Mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was cut in half in patients who had early and prolonged sessions of prone positioning, a multicenter randomized trial showed.
- 2013-05-14 Early Detection of COPD in Primary Care: The Copenhagen Screening Project-
Our findings suggest that a questionnaire can be used as a screening tool to identify subjects at risk of COPD. Furthermore, the study shows that more than half the subjects aged 65 years and above were at risk of COPD and required clinical assessment.
- 2013-05-14 Pulmonary Rehab Improves Sleep Quality in Chronic Lung Disease-
Findings suggest that PR may be an effective, non-pharmacologic treatment option for sleep problems in patients with COPD.
- 2013-05-14 HLA Distribution in COPD Patients-
Auto-immunity may contribute to the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly to the presence of emphysema. Auto-immune diseases are characterized by an abnormal distribution of HLA class II alleles.
- 2013-05-14 Microalbuminuria in COPD-
Microalbuminuria may be seen in patients with COPD, depending on the severity of disease and hypoxemia. Microalbuminuria in patients with severe COPD should be examined in regular periods for risk of cardiovascular morbidity or mortality.
- 2013-05-14 Distal Leg Muscle Function in Patients with COPD-
Quadriceps muscle weakness and increased fatigability are well described in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Whether these functional alterations also exist in distal leg muscles in patients with COPD is uncertain.
- 2013-05-14 COPD Causation and Workplace Exposures-
Findings support the notion that respiratory physicians are able to assign attribution to different sources of causation in COPD, taking into account both smoking and occupational histories.
- 2013-05-14 Fatigue in COPD and the Impact of Respiratory Symptoms and Cardiac Disease-
Fatigue is common in COPD, and is affected by respiratory symptoms and concomitant heart disease.
- 2013-05-14 Differences in Adjustment between Individuals with Alpha1 Anti-trypsin Deficiency (AATD) Associated COPD and Non-AATD COPD-
This study examined whether individuals with AATD-associated COPD differ from individuals with non-AATD COPD with regard to depression, anxiety, dyspnea, and health-related quality of life (HRQL).
- 2013-05-13 Allergic disease worsens respiratory symptoms and exacerbations in COPD-
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who also have allergic disease have higher levels of respiratory symptoms and are at higher risk for COPD exacerbations.
- 2013-05-13 Potential flu pandemic lurks -
MIT study identifies influenza viruses circulating in pigs and birds that could pose a risk to humans.
- 2013-05-09 Study finds nearly 5 million asthmatics worldwide could benefit from antifungal therapy-
Their work, published today in the journal Medical Mycology, has also re-estimated the total number of asthmatics worldwide – to reveal a staggering 193 million sufferers. Twenty-four million asthma sufferers live in the United States, 20 million each in India and China, and seven million in the United Kingdom.