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Resarch, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ut Southwestern

Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer

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Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it?

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diaphragmatic breathing, Orofacial Pain, Psychology, Violence Against Women, Chronic Pain, smartphone app

University of Kentucky Researchers Help Victims of Violence Manage Chronic Pain with Mobile App for Breathing Techniques

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By providing UK Orofacial Pain Clinic patients with a smartphone application that teaches diaphragmatic breathing, a team from the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women hypothesizes victims of sexual and physical violence will learn to regulate their body’s sympathetic (flight or fight) tone and manage their pain.

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Smoking, COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Disease, lung disorders, Lung Health

Loss of Airway Blood Vessels Is Associated with Risk of Death in Smokers Without COPD

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In a new study, CT-measured vascular pruning – the diminution of distal pulmonary blood vessels (vessels on the outer edges of the lungs) – was associated with increased risk of death in smokers without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Lung Health, respiratory care

Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation Not Inferior to Face-to-Face Rehab

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Online pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found to be as effective as face-to-face rehabilitation programs at improving patients’ exercise capacity and symptom control, according to new research presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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tobacco addiction, Research Funding, Tobacco regulation, Climate and Health, affordable health care, Lung Disease, Pulmonary, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Health Policy

SAVE THE DATE: May, 23, 2017 ATS Rally to Highlight Recent Proposals That Would Significantly Impact Research Funding and Public Health Priorities

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the American Thoracic Society will lead ATS members, pulmonary clinicians, researchers, and patient advocates in the ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs.

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COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD research, COPD treatment, COPD diagnosis

ATS 2017: New COPD Action Plan Outlines Strategies for Improved Care

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One Michigan Medicine researcher is a part of the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute group that recently created a new COPD National Action Plan. Released at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference in Washington, D.C., it outlines key goals.

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air pollution and asthma, air pollution exposure, Childhood Asthma, stress during pregnancy, Lung Health, Fine Particulate Matter, fine particulate air pollution

High Levels of Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure and Stress Increase Childhood Asthma Risk

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A new study has found that children, especially boys, whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of outdoor particulate air pollution at the same time that they were very stressed were most likely to develop asthma by age six. The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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Oxygen, Lung Disease, oxygen services, home oxygen therapy, home oxygen users

Patients with Lung Disease Say Current Home Oxygen Delivery Systems Do Not Meet Their Needs, Increase Their Isolation

According to a new survey, patients with lung disease report that they are unable to obtain home oxygen equipment that meets their needs thereby forcing them to become isolated. The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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Asthma, Asthma Control, Corticosteroids, Lung Health, adult asthma, severe asthma, asthma exacerbations

Investigational Biologic Appears to Reduce Oral Corticosteroid Use in Severe Asthma

An investigational biologic may reduce the need for adults with severe asthma to take an oral corticosteroid to control their asthma, according to a randomized controlled trial presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference. Study findings are being reported simultaneously online, ahead of print in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Wheeze, childhood wheeze, acute respiratory infections, Lung Health, child lung health, Pediatrics, Infants

Viral Acute Respiratory Infections in Infants May Lead to Recurrent Childhood Wheezing Through Inducing Oxidative Stress

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Viral acute respiratory infections (ARIs) may lead to oxidative stress in some infants, and play a major role in the development of recurrent wheezing in early childhood, according to a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the production of free radicals (atoms that can cause cellular damage in the body) and the ability of the body to counteract their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants.







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