Feature Channels:

Respiratory Diseases and Disorders

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Journal Of Occupational And Environmental Medicine, Veterans, Deployment-Related Lung Disease, lung clearance index

Test May Help Identify Veterans with Deployment-Related Lung Disease

A test called the lung clearance index (LCI) is superior to standard tests in identifying patients with lung disease related to military deployment, suggests a study in the August Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Medicine

Channels:

HER2, HER2 lung cancer, lung cancer, lung cancer clinical trials, paul bunn, university of colorado cancer center

Study Finds Breast Cancer Driver, HER2, in 3 Percent of Lung Cancers

Paul.Bunn.jpg

The Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium at the University of Colorado Cancer Center reports this week in the journal Cancer that 24 of 920 patients (3 percent) with advanced-stage lung cancer had mutations in the gene HER2. Seventy-one percent of these patients were never-smokers, with a median age of 62. The gene HER2 has been known as a breast cancer driver, with therapies approved to target HER2 mutations in this setting.

Medicine

Channels:

Pet Ct Scan, Tumors, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Nodules

Glowing Tumor Technology Helps Surgeons Remove Hidden Cancer Cells

GlowingTumor.jpg

Surgeons were able to identify and remove a greater number of cancerous nodules from lung cancer patients when combining intraoperative molecular imaging (IMI) – through the use of a contrast agent that makes tumor cells glow during surgery – with preoperative positron emission tomography (PET) scans. The study from the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania (ACC) is the first to show how effective the combination of IMI with the tumor-glowing agent can be when combined with traditional PET imaging.

Medicine

Channels:

Antibiotics, Sinus Infection, Sinusitis, Prescriptions, Public Health

Are Doctors Prescribing Antibiotics Too Often for Sinus Infections?

EbellMark-1.jpg

Sinus infections are one of the most common reasons patients walk out of the doctor’s office with an antibiotic prescription in hand. The problem is that bacteria causes only about one-third of sinus infections, which means most patients are inappropriately receiving antibiotics.

Medicine

Channels:

Cancer, Smoking and cancer

Scientists Identify Gene Mutations in Smoking-Related Cancers

African-Americans typically have worse outcomes from smoking-related cancers than Caucasians, but the reasons for this remain elusive. However, scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have taken a big step toward solving this puzzle.

Medicine

Science

Channels:

secondhand harm, Alcohol Use, Accidents, Violence, interrupted sleep, relationship problems, financial problems, personality risks, Impulsivity, sensation seeking, Hopelessness, Anxiety, Strains, Threats

First Secondhand Smoke, Now Secondhand Harm From Drinking

It’s no secret that university life often includes alcohol use, which can sometimes cause harm. Yet harm can also extend beyond the drinker, such as “secondhand harm” that is caused by intoxicated people: accidents or domestic, physical, or sexual violence; interrupted sleep or property destruction; and arguments, problems with relationships, or financial problems. Prior research suggests that more than 70 percent of college undergraduates have experienced harm from other students’ drinking. This study examined the prevalence and types of secondhand harm among Canadian undergraduates, and whether certain personality risks for alcohol use disorder – impulsivity, sensation seeking, hopelessness, anxiety sensitivity – can predict secondhand-harm exposure.

Medicine

Channels:

Brain Cancer Experts, Therapy that Targets Cancer Stem Cells, Lung Cancer Hope, and More in the Cancer News Source

Click here to go directly to the Cancer News Source

Medicine

Channels:

Cognition and sleep, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Cognitive Impairment, Respiratory, Alzheimer's

Genetic Susceptibility to Alzheimer’s May Increase Sleep-Disordered Breathing Cognitive Impairment

sleepapnea.jpg

People who carry a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease appear to be at greater risk of diminished cognition from sleep-disordered breathing than those without the susceptibility, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Medicine

Channels:

Lung Cancer, Proton Therapy

Concurrent Chemotherapy, Proton Therapy Improves Survival in Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer

102881_Chang_J_02.jpg

For patients with advanced, inoperable stage 3 lung cancer, concurrent chemotherapy and the specialized radiation treatment, proton therapy, offers improved survival compared to historical data for standard of care, according to a new study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Medicine

Channels:

deep inspiration breath hold, DIBH, cardiac sparing, Breast Cancer, Radiation Oncolgy, Heart Health, Radiation, cancer treatment side effects, Cancer Treatment

Hold Your Breath and Spare Your Heart

RadiationOncologygroupDeYoungKoleWesson7-2017.2.jpg

“Take a deep breath and hold it.” With that simple instruction, The Department of Radiation Oncology at Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care is helping patients with breast cancer protect their heart health.







Chat now!