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7-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Blood-based lung nodule testing presentation at ATS 2020 Virtual
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Nodify Lung™ testing helps reclassify risk of malignancy of nodules by identifying patients with a higher or lower risk than indicated by traditional risk assessment

Newswise: Scientists Discover Curious Clues in the War Between CF Bacteria
Released: 7-Aug-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Scientists Discover Curious Clues in the War Between CF Bacteria
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

This research shows that both Pseudomonas and Burkholderia use toxic weaponry, called Type VI Secretion Systems (T6SS), to compete with and establish dominance over each other. It could be possible to target or mimic this weaponry to defeat the bacteria before they cause irreparable lung damage.

Newswise: Heavier smoking linked to skyrocketing health risks
Released: 6-Aug-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Heavier smoking linked to skyrocketing health risks
University of South Australia

Each cigarette smoked a day by heavier smokers increases the risk of contracting some diseases by more than 30 per cent, according to a new international study published today.

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Released: 4-Aug-2020 4:10 PM EDT
A targeted treatment for emphysema?
Boston Children's Hospital

Emphysema is a progressive, debilitating lung disease in which the lung's breathing sacs, or alveoli, enlarge, get thinner, and eventually are destroyed as the cells die off.

Newswise: Study: Enzyme Could Prove Effective in Treating Tumors and Inflammatory Diseases in Lung
Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Study: Enzyme Could Prove Effective in Treating Tumors and Inflammatory Diseases in Lung
Henry Ford Health System

Findings from a research study, led by scientists at Henry Ford, suggest an enzyme could play an important role in the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases in the airway.

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Released: 3-Aug-2020 9:05 PM EDT
Protocol needed to monitor COVID-19 disease course
University of Washington School of Medicine and UW Medicine

Patients with underlying conditions such as asthma or other lung problems should be checked on regularly by pulmonologists or primary-care doctors for at least six months. Some will need to be monitored for one to three years, according to a new opinion piece posted online today in The Lancet-Respiratory Medicine.

Released: 3-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Neutrolis Announces Development Of First-In-Class Treatment Targeting Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) For Patients With Severe COVID-19
Neutrolis

Novel Chromatinase™ platform could rapidly and systemically removes NETs associated with exacerbation of COVID-19

Newswise: Challenges in Diagnosing Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Addressed in Latest Guidelines for Clinicians
Released: 3-Aug-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Challenges in Diagnosing Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Addressed in Latest Guidelines for Clinicians
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Aug. 3, 2020─ More than 30 years after the last guidance on the clinical evaluation of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), the American Thoracic Society – in collaboration with the Asociación Latinoamericana de Tórax or ALAT and the Japanese Respiratory Society– has developed new guidelines for clinicians. The guidelines are available online ahead of print in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Casting a wider net to catch more cases of pulmonary hypertension
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Using information from a national database, investigators took an evidence-based approach to defining the lower limit of pulmonary vascular resistance

Released: 28-Jul-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Press Register Now; ATS 2020 Virtual Starts Aug. 5
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Join us on Aug. 5-10 2020 for ATS 2020 Virtual, when the American Thoracic Society will host a mix of live and pre-recorded sessions in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Press are invited to attend (see press guidelines) and may register now. Same day registration will be available during the meeting.

Newswise: How airway cells work together in regeneration and aging
Released: 27-Jul-2020 3:55 PM EDT
How airway cells work together in regeneration and aging
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have identified the process by which stem cells in the airways of the lungs switch between two distinct phases — creating more of themselves and producing mature airway cells — to regenerate lung tissue after an injury.

Newswise: Remote, real-time monitoring of post-operative lung transplant patients significantly decreases hospital readmissions
Released: 27-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Remote, real-time monitoring of post-operative lung transplant patients significantly decreases hospital readmissions
Keck Medicine of USC

To provide another layer of support for lung transplant recipients, the Keck Medicine of USC lung transplant team launched a two-year observational pilot study to monitor patients post-discharge using Bluetooth-enabled devices and computer tablets.

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Released: 23-Jul-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Lung ultrasound shows duration, severity of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

According to an open-access article published in ARRS' American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), lung ultrasound (US) was highly sensitive for detecting abnormalities in patients with coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with B-lines, a thickened pleural line, and pulmonary consolidation the most commonly observed features.

Released: 22-Jul-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Review report outlines rehabilitation strategies for COVID-19 patients
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Early rehabilitation of COVID-19 survivors is important to reduce long-term complications, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Newswise: Quality Heart and Lung Care Earns UVA International Award
Released: 21-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Quality Heart and Lung Care Earns UVA International Award
University of Virginia Health System

For its lifesaving care of patients with severely injured hearts and lungs, University of Virginia Medical Center has earned the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization’s Platinum Level Center of Excellence Award, the international group’s highest honor. Fewer than 30 hospitals worldwide have earned this award.

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Released: 16-Jul-2020 1:35 PM EDT
CBD may help avert lung destruction in COVID-19
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

Cannabidiol, or CBD, may help reduce the cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation that is killing many patients with COVID-19, researchers say.

Newswise: Experts Strongly Recommend Varenicline Over the Patch for Adult Smokers Hoping to Quit
Released: 15-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Experts Strongly Recommend Varenicline Over the Patch for Adult Smokers Hoping to Quit
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Smoking cessation initiatives notwithstanding, along with provocative public health campaigns and clinical guidance, quitting tobacco has remained elusive for many smokers. The American Thoracic Society’s new clinical practice guideline on treatment for tobacco dependence in adults addresses how clinicians may deal with patients’ reluctance to quit, one of a number of issues not previously assessed in the older guidelines.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 5:20 PM EDT
Researchers study whether vadadustat, an investigational therapy, could mitigate acute lung injury in COVID-19 patients
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Physicians are studying whether vadadustat, an investigational therapy, could protect the lungs of COVID-19 patients by triggering the body’s protective response to low oxygen levels in a randomized Phase II clinical trial at UTHealth.

Newswise: Keck Medicine of USC enrolling patients as part of international clinical trial to study antiviral drug as treatment for COVID-19
Released: 14-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Keck Medicine of USC enrolling patients as part of international clinical trial to study antiviral drug as treatment for COVID-19
Keck Medicine of USC

Keck Medicine of USC physicians are enrolling patients as part of an international clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of an antiviral drug, DAS181, as a possible treatment for hospitalized patients with severe COVID-19.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 1:25 PM EDT
1 in 3 young adults may face severe COVID-19
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

As the number of young adults infected with the coronavirus surges throughout the nation, a new study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals indicates that youth may not shield people from serious disease.

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10-Jul-2020 1:05 PM EDT
Severely Damaged Human Lungs Can Now Be Successfully Recovered
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

A multidisciplinary team from Columbia Engineering and Vanderbilt University has now demonstrated that severely injured donor lungs that have been declined for transplant can be recovered outside the body by a system that uses cross-circulation of whole blood between the donor lung and an animal host. For the first time, a severely injured human lung that failed to recover using the standard clinical EVLP was successfully recovered during 24 hours on the team’s cross-circulation platform.

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Evaluate First-of-its-kind Imaging System
Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:15 PM EDT
General Electric Healthcare Chooses UH to Clinically Evaluate First-of-its-kind Imaging System
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center physicians completed evaluation for the GE Healthcare Critical Care Suite, and the technology is now in daily clinical practice – flagging between seven to 15 collapsed lungs per day within the hospital. No one on the team could have predicted the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this technology and future research with GEHC may enhance the capability to improve care for COVID-19 patients in the ICU. Critical Care Suite is now assisting in COVID and non-COVID patient care as the AMX 240 travels to intensive care units within the hospital.

Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:55 AM EDT
Otago researchers find link between rape and breathing problems
University of Otago

Rape and sexual trauma may have long-lasting consequences for physical health as well as mental health, University of Otago researchers have found.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Separating mask myths from facts
Released: 9-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Separating mask myths from facts
Penn State Health

We see and hear new COVID-19 news almost every minute of the day. But separating facts from fiction can get challenging, especially when it comes to masks. We bust some common mask myths with two Penn State Health experts.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:20 AM EDT
Expanded Efforts, Focused Approach
University of Kansas Cancer Center

Physicians and scientists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are committed to improving lung cancer outcomes in Kansas.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Asthma Does Not Seem to Increase the Severity of COVID-19
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contracting COVID-19 or influence its severity, according to a team of Rutgers researchers.

Newswise: Follow-Up Appointments for Children Hospitalized for Bronchiolitis May Not Be Needed; New Study Findings Could Guide Treatment During COVID Pandemic
6-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Follow-Up Appointments for Children Hospitalized for Bronchiolitis May Not Be Needed; New Study Findings Could Guide Treatment During COVID Pandemic
Intermountain Healthcare

A new study at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City has found that follow-up appointments for hospitalized children treated for childhood bronchitis are often not necessary, and that switching from mandatory to “as-needed” follow-up care can save families from unnecessary medical care and expense – and may help guide treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study confirms ‘classic’ symptoms of COVID-19
University of Sheffield

A persistent cough and fever have been confirmed as the most prevalent symptoms associated with COVID-19 according to the new international research

Released: 2-Jul-2020 11:50 AM EDT
New Study Explains Potential Causes for “Happy Hypoxia” Condition in COVID-19 Patients
Loyola Medicine

A new research study provides possible explanations for COVID-19 patients who present with extremely low, otherwise life-threatening levels of oxygen, but no signs of dyspnea (difficulty breathing). This new understanding of the condition, known as silent hypoxemia or “happy hypoxia,” could prevent unnecessary intubation and ventilation in patients during the current and expected second wave of coronavirus.

24-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT
Common Fireworks Release Toxic Metals Into the Air
NYU Langone Health

Some of America’s favorite Independence Day fireworks emit lead, copper, and other toxins, a new study suggests. These metals, which are used to give fireworks their vibrant color, also damage human cells and animal lungs.

Newswise: Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Air Pollution’s Impact on Interstitial Lung Disease is Critical to Minimizing its Effects
Released: 1-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Air Pollution’s Impact on Interstitial Lung Disease is Critical to Minimizing its Effects
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

More research must be done to investigate the role of air pollution on the epigenome in patients with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), in order to develop strategies that minimize the effects of these pollutants, according to a new article published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Newswise: UTEP Research Reveals More About Path Bacterial Pathogen Travels to Cause Tuberculosis
Released: 30-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
UTEP Research Reveals More About Path Bacterial Pathogen Travels to Cause Tuberculosis
University of Texas at El Paso

Jianjun Sun, Ph.D., associate professor in UTEP’s Department of Biological Sciences, led the research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). Sun’s lab has been investigating the mechanisms of Mtb pathogenesis for more than 10 years at UTEP with a specific focus on EsxA, which is a virulence factor essential for Mtb virulence and a preferred target for developing novel anti-TB drugs and vaccines.

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Released: 30-Jun-2020 1:20 PM EDT
Cover your nose—Why proper mask wear and adjustment for breathing comfort is important amid COVID-19
LifeBridge Health

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you’ve probably noticed countless people in public spaces wearing face coverings in a way that leaves their noses uncovered.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 11:50 AM EDT
For Cardiac Rehab Patients, In-Home Portable Air Cleaners Lower Fine-Particle Pollutant Exposure
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Using an in-home portable air cleaner (PAC) can significantly reduce exposure to fine-particle air pollutants – a major risk factor for cardiovascular events in people with pre-existing heart disease, reports a pilot study in the July issue of Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 29-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Even in the worst COVID-19 cases, the body launches immune cells to fight back
La Jolla Institute for Immunology

SHAREInternational collaboration provides important piece of COVID-19 puzzleLA JOLLA—A new study from researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) shows that even the sickest COVID-19 patients produce T cells that help fight the virus. The study offers further evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine will need to elicit T cells to work alongside antibodies.

Newswise: Clues to COVID-19 Complications Come from NET-like Inflammatory Response
Released: 29-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Clues to COVID-19 Complications Come from NET-like Inflammatory Response
University of Utah Health

An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. A phenomenon called NETosis—in which infection-fighting cells emit a web-like substance to trap invading viruses—is part of an immune response that becomes increasingly hyperactive in people on ventilators and people who die from the disease.

Newswise: “For My Lung Health” Campaign Promotes Lung Health Education in Underserved Black and Latino Communities
Released: 29-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
“For My Lung Health” Campaign Promotes Lung Health Education in Underserved Black and Latino Communities
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

This month the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) launched For My Lung Health, a patient-education website and media campaign. Using public service announcements and an education-based website, For My Lung Health focuses on empowering people from underserved communities who live with chronic lung disease.

Newswise: Improving Lung Capacity Pre- and Post-COVID-19
Released: 25-Jun-2020 7:35 PM EDT
Improving Lung Capacity Pre- and Post-COVID-19
Cedars-Sinai

For many patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, surviving the virus is only half of the battle. Once deemed virus-free and ready to be sent home, the often-long road to recovery – including rebuilding lung capacity and overall respiratory health – begins. Two Cedars-Sinai respiratory therapists explain what roadblocks these hospital-admitted patients face when it comes to lung health and offer tips for non-patients looking to improve their overall respiratory health.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 12:30 PM EDT
Study is first to identify potential therapeutic targets for COVID-19
Lawson Health Research Institute

A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are the first in the world to profile the body's immune response to COVID-19.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 7:00 AM EDT
Less ACE2, Better Immune Function May Protect Children from Severe COVID-19
American Physiological Society (APS)

A new perspective piece suggests differences in lung physiology and immune function as possible reasons why children are often spared from severe illness associated with SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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Released: 25-Jun-2020 1:25 AM EDT
Experts identify steps to expand and improve antibody tests in COVID-19 response
NIH, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

More than 300 scientists and clinicians from the federal government, industry and academia published a report of their conclusions and recommendations on COVID-19 serology studies online in Immunity.

Released: 24-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT
Wildfire smoke has immediate harmful health effects: UBC study
University of British Columbia

Exposure to wildfire smoke affects the body's respiratory and cardiovascular systems almost immediately, according to new research from the University of British Columbia's School of Population and Public Health.

Released: 22-Jun-2020 3:10 PM EDT
Cover Clinical Trials Session, June 24, Before ATS 2020 Virtual Kick-Off
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

ATS 2020 Virtual is taking place on Aug. 5-10, but you can register for “Breaking News: Clinical Trial Results in Pulmonary Medicine,” a preview session taking place on June 24 at 2-3:45 pm ET. Review program details here. Please note that all content for the Clinical Trial Results session is embargoed until 2 p.m. ET June 24.

Newswise: Using microparticles to eradicate tuberculosis
Released: 22-Jun-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Using microparticles to eradicate tuberculosis
South Dakota State University

Loading microparticles with drugs designed to active the macrophages in which TB bacteria hide may lead to therapeutics that can treat drug-resistant and latent TB.

Newswise: New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission
Released: 22-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
New Article Clarifies Details of COVID-19 Respiratory Transmission
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In a new article, scientists provide an exhaustive, evidence-based review of how COVID-19 droplets from infected patients spread through the air and describe how health care professionals can protect themselves. This Pulmonary Perspective is published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Released: 19-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
New research shows tiny, decoy 'sponges' attract coronavirus away from lung cells
Boston University

Imagine if scientists could stop the coronavirus infection in its tracks simply by diverting its attention away from living lung cells?

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Released: 18-Jun-2020 12:15 PM EDT
AJR: Chest CT can distinguish negative from positive lab results for COVID-19
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

An open-access American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) article exploring the diagnostic value of chest CT for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia--especially for patients with negative initial results of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing--found that the less pulmonary consolidation on chest CT, the greater the possibility of negative initial RT-PCR results.

Newswise: Homeless people are more likely to be put on ventilators for respiratory infections than non-homeless
Released: 17-Jun-2020 5:40 PM EDT
Homeless people are more likely to be put on ventilators for respiratory infections than non-homeless
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers from UCLA, Harvard Medical School and the University of Tokyo found that during a recent six-year period, homeless people in New York state were more likely to hospitalized and treated with mechanical ventilators for respiratory infections than people who are not homeless. These findings have implications for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Newswise:Video Embedded new-discovery-allows-3d-printing-of-sensors-directly-on-expanding-organs
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Released: 17-Jun-2020 3:25 PM EDT
New discovery allows 3D printing of sensors directly on expanding organs
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting. The new 3D printing technique could have future applications in diagnosing and monitoring the lungs of patients with COVID-19.


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