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Newswise: New Ultrasound Technology May Revolutionize Respiratory Disease Diagnoses
14-Mar-2024 12:05 PM EDT
New Ultrasound Technology May Revolutionize Respiratory Disease Diagnoses
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

By evaluating sound vibrations produced by the airflow induced within the lungs and bronchial tree during normal breathing as well as those produced by the larynx during vocalizations, doctors can identify potential disease-related abnormalities within the respiratory system.

   
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Released: 14-Mar-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Lower grades, more absences for high schoolers who use both tobacco and cannabis
UC Davis Health

Students who use both tobacco and cannabis (marijuana) have lower grades and miss more school than students who only use one product or don’t use either. Tobacco consumption among high school students, including vaping and e-cigarettes, is a concerning 12.6%.

   
Released: 14-Mar-2024 1:15 PM EDT
New Tuberculosis Test Could Improve TB Care Globally by Increasing Access to Testing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Association for Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine (ADLM (formerly AACC))

A new tuberculosis (TB) test disclosed in the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine’s (formerly AACC’s) Clinical Chemistry journal would allow testing for TB treatment monitoring to occur outside of a biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory.

Newswise: Study provides new insights into deadly acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Released: 12-Mar-2024 7:00 AM EDT
Study provides new insights into deadly acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities may have discovered a mechanical explanation for instability observed in the lungs in cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), particularly in the aftermath of respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19 or pneumonia.

4-Mar-2024 2:05 PM EST
How the Body Copes with Airway Closure
Harvard Medical School

Study in mice reveals novel gasping reflex triggered by cells in the lungs when the airway is restricted

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Released: 28-Feb-2024 11:00 AM EST
A self-driving needle steers through living lung tissue
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The lungs are one of the most difficult organs for physicians to navigate with a conventional bronchoscope. To overcome these limitations, a team of NIH-funded researchers built a compact robotic system that can autonomously steer a flexible needle around these anatomical obstacles within the lungs of live animals.

Newswise: Study unravels the earliest cellular genesis of lung adenocarcinoma
27-Feb-2024 11:05 AM EST
Study unravels the earliest cellular genesis of lung adenocarcinoma
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center built a new atlas of lung cells, uncovering new cellular pathways and precursors in the development of lung adenocarcinoma, the most common type of lung cancer. These findings, published today in Nature, open the door for development of new strategies to detect or intercept the disease in its earliest stages.

Newswise: You may be breathing in more tiny nanoparticles from your gas stove than from car exhaust
Released: 27-Feb-2024 9:05 PM EST
You may be breathing in more tiny nanoparticles from your gas stove than from car exhaust
Purdue University

Cooking on your gas stove can emit more nano-sized particles into the air than vehicles that run on gas or diesel, possibly increasing your risk of developing asthma or other respiratory illnesses, a new Purdue University study has found.

Released: 26-Feb-2024 10:05 AM EST
Unseasonable warm temperatures are triggering allergies
Loyola Medicine

Allergy sufferers may notice an increase in symptoms due to warmer weather this year, said Rachna Shah, MD, who leads the Loyola Medicine Allergy Count.

Released: 21-Feb-2024 2:05 PM EST
Long COVID can happen to anyone. Keep up with the latest research on Long COVID on Newswise
Newswise

Stay informed! These are the latest research articles on "Long COVID" from the Coronavirus News Source on Newswise.

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Released: 15-Feb-2024 12:05 AM EST
Study Finds New Inhalable Therapy is a Big Step Forward in Lung Cancer Research
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Biomedical Engineer Ke Cheng has developed a technique that uses inhalation of exosomes, or nanobubbles, to directly deliver IL-12 mRNA to the lungs of mice.

Newswise: Scientists discover hidden army of lung flu fighters
Released: 14-Feb-2024 11:05 PM EST
Scientists discover hidden army of lung flu fighters
University of California, Riverside

Scientists have long thought of the fluid-filled sac around our lungs merely as a cushion from external damage.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 10:05 PM EST
Interactions between flu subtypes predict epidemic severity more than virus evolution
eLife

Researchers have shed new light on how viral evolution, population immunity, and the co-circulation of other flu viruses shape seasonal flu epidemics.

Released: 13-Feb-2024 8:05 PM EST
Better diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis
University of Cologne

A group of international mycology experts led by Professor Dr Oliver A. Cornely at the University of Cologne has jointly drafted a guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of cryptococcosis, which aims at improving infection management and thus the survival rate of patients.

Newswise: Why Ventilators can be Tough on Preemie Lungs
5-Feb-2024 8:00 AM EST
Why Ventilators can be Tough on Preemie Lungs
Biophysical Society

Many premature infants need mechanical ventilation to breathe. However, prolonged ventilation can lead to problems like respiratory diseases or ventilation-induced injury.Jonas Naumann and Mareike Zink study the physics of mechanical stress from ventilation at Leipzig University, in Leipzig, Germany and discovered some of the mechanisms that explain why premature lungs are especially sensitive to stress.

   
Newswise: IU surgeon-scientist studying physiological effect of microorganisms in sinuses of chronic rhinosinusitis patients
Released: 2-Feb-2024 7:30 AM EST
IU surgeon-scientist studying physiological effect of microorganisms in sinuses of chronic rhinosinusitis patients
Indiana University

An Indiana University School of Medicine surgeon-scientist is leading a multi-institutional grant investigating the role of the sinus microbiome in chronic rhinosinusitis, an inflammatory disease that causes the lining of the sinuses to swell.

Newswise: Reduced inpatient and severe respiratory disease visits during COVID-19 in Wuhan, China
Released: 31-Jan-2024 8:50 AM EST
Reduced inpatient and severe respiratory disease visits during COVID-19 in Wuhan, China
Chinese Academy of Sciences

This study investigated the trends in hospital visits for respiratory diseases in Wuhan, China, spanning the years 2018 to 2021. We found hospital visits for respiratory diseases decreased during the COVID lockdown.

Released: 29-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Asthma rates climb for high school students as cannabis use increases
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Asthma is more common among high school students who use cannabis, relative to those who do not and the prevalence of asthma increases with the frequency of its use among the students, according to a new study at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the City University of New York. The findings are published in the journal Pediatric Pulmonology.

22-Jan-2024 6:00 AM EST
Infants born to COVID-infected mothers have triple the risk of developing respiratory distress
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Infants born full term to mothers who were infected with COVID-19 during pregnancy had three times the risk of having respiratory distress compared with unexposed infants. In-utero exposure increased their risk of the disorder that most often strikes premature infants.

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Released: 23-Jan-2024 7:55 AM EST
Bariatric Surgery Triggers 'Substantial' Weight Loss, Improves Lung Function
American Physiological Society (APS)

Bariatric surgery, a surgical procedure to alter the digestive system or reduce stomach size, triggers “substantial weight loss and improves lung function.”

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Released: 22-Jan-2024 9:30 AM EST
Expert shares advice for parents navigating pediatric influenza, COVID-19, and RSV this winter
Virginia Tech

Coping with the challenges of parenting can be particularly stressful for those concerned about the flu, COVID-19, or RSV.

Released: 19-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Don't wait for an emergency to get the latest emergency medicine news
Newswise

Find the latest research and features on emergency medicine in the Emergency Medicine channel on Newswise.

       
Released: 18-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Penn Medicine experts offer a prescription for improving medical communication
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

As we approach the four-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic, health misinformation continues to be pervasive and negatively impact public health.

Newswise: Analysis of brain tumor blood vessels yields a candidate therapy—and a platform to find more
Released: 18-Jan-2024 12:05 PM EST
Analysis of brain tumor blood vessels yields a candidate therapy—and a platform to find more
Ludwig Cancer Research

A Ludwig Cancer Research study has generated a granular portrait of how the cellular and molecular components of the blood vessels that feed brain metastases of melanoma and lung and breast cancers differ from those of healthy brain tissue, illuminating how they help shape the internal environment of tumors to support cancer growth and immune evasion.

Released: 18-Jan-2024 9:35 AM EST
'Exhalation' System Improves Symptoms for Most Common Form of Chronic Sinus Infections
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

An exhalation delivery system that uses a patient’s own breath to carry the anti-inflammatory compound fluticasone (EDS-FLU) directly to the sinuses reduced chronic sinus infection (sinusitis) symptoms and decreased aggravations and infections associated with chronic inflammation of the sinus by more than 50 percent, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reported.

Newswise: RUDN doctors: for personalized treatment of inflammation, individual sensitivity to hypoxia must be considered
Released: 16-Jan-2024 5:05 AM EST
RUDN doctors: for personalized treatment of inflammation, individual sensitivity to hypoxia must be considered
Scientific Project Lomonosov

RUDN University doctors discovered that the body’s response to inflammation depends on individual sensitivity or resistance to oxygen deficiency.

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Released: 11-Jan-2024 6:05 PM EST
New ECMO Resources Include Online Course, Micro-credential
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Nurses and other clinicians who care for patients with severe heart and lung failure receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) now have access to multiple resources from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, including specialized training and validation of their ECMO knowledge

   
9-Jan-2024 11:05 AM EST
High-dose radiotherapy with chemotherapy effective in treating people with non-small cell lung cancer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study led by researchers from the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center shows that using high doses of radiation while integrating an ablative radiotherapy technique called stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) concurrently with chemotherapy is safe and effective in treating people with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer that is not suitable for surgery.

Newswise: COVID-19 affected Canadians with noncommunicable diseases more than those without, according to a new report
Released: 9-Jan-2024 5:05 PM EST
COVID-19 affected Canadians with noncommunicable diseases more than those without, according to a new report
Concordia University

Researchers at the Montreal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC) say people with noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or chronic lung ailments were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Released: 5-Jan-2024 1:05 PM EST
Rise of the Tripledemic
Cedars-Sinai

As the new year kicks into full swing, so has a trio of respiratory viruses, creating a so-called tripledemic.

Released: 3-Jan-2024 2:05 PM EST
Inhaled statins show promise as effective asthma treatment
UC Davis Health

In an NIH-funded study, UC Davis pulmonology researchers are exploring whether delivering statins by inhalation can lead to better outcomes for people with asthma.

Newswise: The Lung Center At Mercy Introduces Interventional Pulmonology
Released: 2-Jan-2024 3:05 PM EST
The Lung Center At Mercy Introduces Interventional Pulmonology
Mercy Medical Center

The Lung Center at Mercy Medical Center is expanding to include Interventional Pulmonology (IP), essentially doubling the size of Mercy’s current Lung Center with greater access for pulmonary patients.

Newswise: Groundbreaking Study Reveals Indoor Metabolites as Key Indicators in Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis
Released: 21-Dec-2023 8:50 AM EST
Groundbreaking Study Reveals Indoor Metabolites as Key Indicators in Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Millions of children worldwide suffer from asthma and allergic rhinitis (AR), two chronic respiratory conditions that significantly impact their quality of life.

15-Dec-2023 11:05 AM EST
Clinicians could be fooled by biased AI, despite explanations
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has oversight of software powered by AI and machine learning used in healthcare and has issued guidance for developers, including a call to make the logic used by AI models to be transparent or explainable so that clinicians can review the underlying reasoning.

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Released: 15-Dec-2023 9:30 PM EST
Immune cells shape lung before birth and provide new avenues for treating respiratory diseases
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

Immune cells play an active and intimate role in directing the growth of human lung tissue during development, researchers find, revolutionising our understanding of early lung development and the role of immune cells outside of immunity.

Released: 13-Dec-2023 1:05 PM EST
‘Tis the season to get vaccinated: How to stay healthy through the holidays
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

With virus cases rising and the holidays nigh, three expert from University of Michigan Health give their top 12 tips for avoiding or reducing the impact of COVID-19, flu, RSV, pneumonia and whooping cough in adults and kids.

Newswise: Unique Cell-Based Approach for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Shown to Be Safe
Released: 13-Dec-2023 10:05 AM EST
Unique Cell-Based Approach for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Shown to Be Safe
Cedars-Sinai

Infusions of potentially therapeutic cells derived from the heart are safe for people with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a form of high blood pressure that occurs in the blood vessels of the lungs and typically affects middle-aged women, according to a study led by Cedars-Sinai investigators.

Newswise: Liquid Biopsy Predicts Immunotherapy Response and Toxicity in Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer
Released: 12-Dec-2023 11:00 AM EST
Liquid Biopsy Predicts Immunotherapy Response and Toxicity in Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer
Johns Hopkins Medicine

By monitoring changes in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) among 30 patients treated with immunotherapies for metastatic non-small cell lung cancers, researchers were able to determine molecular response — the clearance of tumor genetic material in the bloodstream.



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