Feature Channels:

Respiratory Diseases and Disorders

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Tecentriq, Lung Cancer, Roy Herbst, immunotheraphy, Yale Cancer Center

New Drug for Patients with Late-Stage Lung Cancer

A new drug has been approved by the FDA in the fight against lung cancer. Tecentriq is being used by patients like Cornelius Bresnan, who had late-stage cancer.

Medicine

Channels:

Nicola Heller, Asthma, Immune, lung, p70s6k, IRS-2, Inflammation, Inflammatory

Turning off Asthma Attacks

RachelImageSMALL.jpg

Working with human immune cells in the laboratory, Johns Hopkins researchers report they have identified a critical cellular "off" switch for the inflammatory immune response that contributes to lung-constricting asthma attacks. The switch, they say, is composed of regulatory proteins that control an immune signaling pathway in cells.

Medicine

Channels:

Menopausal Women, Lung Function Decline, Lung Function, Shortness Of Breath, lung function testing, Menopause

Lung Function Decline Accelerates in Menopausal Women

10510.jpg

Menopausal women appear to experience an accelerated decline in lung function, according to new research published online ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Medicine

Channels:

Cancer Risks in Blacks: 'A Complex, Entangled Web', Many Primary Care Doctors Are Reluctant to Talk About Medical Errors, Can Microbiome Influence Treatment Response, and More in the Cancer News Source

Click here to go directly to the Cancer News Source

Medicine

Channels:

Sleep Apnea, NJ Transit , Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Medicine Specialist Urges: Don’t Ignore The Dangers of Sleep Apnea

2014SBP_7960.jpg

The recent catastrophic NJ Transit train accident in Hoboken highlights one of the perils of undiagnosed sleep apnea – the threat to transportation safety. As in several other recent calamitous accidents, the engineer fell asleep at the wheel due to a medical condition that causes sleepiness, and the presence of which he was not aware. When an individual operates a vehicle of public transportation, whether it be a train, a bus or a plane, many lives are in their hands. Anytime the operator of one of these modes of transportation becomes drowsy, or worse, falls asleep at the controls, many lives are immediately placed in jeopardy. This is why these safety-critical personnel should be screened and monitored for their fitness for their work, including identifying the presence of sleep disorders. In fact, the Federal Railroad Administration is expected to issue a safety advisory this week stressing the importance of sleep apnea screening and treatment.

Medicine

Channels:

Pulmonary Fibrosis, Hyaluronan, AEC2 stem cell failure

Study Finds Cause of Pulmonary Fibrosis in Failure of Stem Cells That Repair Lungs

Cedars-Sinai investigators have pinpointed a major cause of pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious and deadly disease that scars the lungs and obstructs breathing. The disease, which has no known cure, appears to result from the failure of special lung stem cells that help airways recover from injury, the investigators reported in the journal Nature Medicine.

Science

Channels:

Lung Cancer, Golgi Apparatus, jonathan kurie, thoracic head and neck, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Research Reveals Insight Into How Lung Cancer Spreads

Kurie.jpg

A cellular component known as the Golgi apparatus may play a role in how lung cancer metastasizes, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center whose findings were reported in the Nov. 21 online issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Medicine

Channels:

lung-map, Lung Cancer, Yale Cancer Center, Herbst, Clinical Trial, SWOG

Lung-MAP Clinical Trial is helping Patients with Lung Cancer

Lung-MAP (SWOG S1400) is a multi-drug, multi-sub-study, biomarker-driven squamous cell lung cancer clinical trial that uses state-of-the-art genomic profiling to match patients to sub-studies testing investigational treatments that may target the genomic alterations, or mutations, found to be driving the growth of their cancer.

Medicine

Channels:

Lung Cancer, Thoracic Oncology, Herbst, The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Iaslc, Yale Cancer Center

Dr. Roy Herbst to Be Honored for Lifetime Achievement

Herbst1.jpg

Professor Roy S. Herbst, M.D., Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, will be recognized by The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer with a Distinguished Award at the IASLC 17th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Vienna, Austria.

Medicine

Channels:

Lung Cancer, PDL1, biomarkers, Yale Cancer Center, Lung Cancer Treatment, immmunotherapy

PD-L1 as a Biomarker in Treating Patients with Lung Cancer

Medicine

Channels:

Lung Cancer, Immunotheapy, Biomarker, pembrolizumab, Nsclc, Docetaxel, Yale Cancer Center, Herbst

Optimizing Frontline Immunotherapy in NSCLC

roy2.jpg

Immunotherapy continues to revolutionize the field of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with researchers now focusing on the optimal use of immune agents in the frontline setting.

Medicine

Channels:

Lungs, lung translant, Lung Transplantation, ex vivo, donor lungs, Multi-organ transplant, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network

Preserving Donor Lungs Longer Makes Transplant More Elective Than Emergency Surgery

A new method which doubles the usual time donor lungs can remain outside the body can benefit patients, staff and allow retrieval of donor lungs across greater geographical areas.

Medicine

Channels:

e-cigarette, e-cig, vaping, Lung Health, Smoking, e-cigarette safety, teens and smoking, Adolescents, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, vape pen, Nicotine

E-Cigarettes May Harm Teens' Lung Health

e-cigaretteandteens.jpg

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing dramatically, and public health experts are concerned that these devices may be a gateway to smoking. Now, new research indicates that even if these young e-cigarette users do not become tobacco smokers, e-cigarettes may harm their health.

Medicine

Channels:

lung cancer screening, Ct Lung Cancer Screening, CT lung screens, Smoking Cessation, Great American Smokeout

Lung Cancer Screening Program Detects Cancer in Early Stages When It's Most Treatable

The key to surviving lung cancer is to detect it early, when it is most treatable. Since Loyola Medicine began offering CT lung cancer screening to people at high risk, nearly 1,000 smokers have been screened and early-stage lung cancer was found in 15 smokers before they experienced symptoms.

Medicine

Channels:

Physiology, Pregnancy, Smoking, Smoking and children, Immune System, Respiration, SIDS, Sids Prevention, Infant Health

Smoke + Hot Temperatures = Increased SIDS Risk

Researchers are a step closer to understanding why cigarette smoke exposure during pregnancy may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the unexplained, sudden death of a child younger than one year of age. A new study finds that prenatal cigarette smoke exposure in rats affected breathing responses and immune function of their offspring. Breathing and immune function are further negatively affected by high room temperatures.

Medicine

Channels:

Tuberculosis, Lungs, Chronic Disease

Administering Repurposed Drug to Treat TB via Lungs vs. Orally Shows Promise

Tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for more than 1.8 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization, yet there has been little significant improvement in therapies in the past 20 years. This chronic disease is systemic, meaning it affects not only the lungs but also other organs, such as the lymph nodes and spleen. But a promising new treatment may be on the horizon.

Medicine

Channels:

tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea, Respiratory Tract

Scientists Develop Tissue-Engineered Model of Human Lung and Trachea

Scientists at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have developed a tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract. The study was published this week in the online version of the journal Tissue Engineering.

Medicine

Channels:

Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer Treatment, Drug Resistance

Before a Cure, a Crusade to Stop Lung Cancer From Spreading

Robert-Stahelin_300x.jpg

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame are focused on better understanding lung cancer at a cellular level and investigating drugs that could inhibit lung cancer growth and prevent it from spreading.

Medicine

Channels:

School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nursing school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms. Only 19 percent felt very confident that they could correctly treat a child having a severe allergic reaction.

Medicine

Channels:

Teens with Asthma Almost Twice as Likely to Smoke as Their Healthy Counterparts

Curiosity is a driving factor in why most kids start smoking, and the same is true for kids with asthma. A study presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found adolescents with asthma were twice as likely to smoke as kids without asthma. And they continue to smoke well into their teen years, even though they know smoking is particularly bad for their lungs.







Chat now!