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Antibody therapy reduces flare-ups in treatment-resistant COPD

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Authors: Yang J, Angelini ED, Balte PP, Hoffman EA, Austin JHM, Smith BM, Song J, Barr RG, Laine AF Abstract Unsupervised discovery of pulmonary emphysema subtypes offers the potential for new definitions of emphysema on lung computed tomography (CT) that go beyond the standard subtypes identified on autopsy. Emphysema subtypes can be defined on CT as a variety of textures with certain spatial prevalence. However, most existing approaches for learning emphysema subtypes on CT are limited to texture features, which are sub-optimal due to the lack of spatial information. In this work, we exploit a standardized spatia...
Source: MICCAI International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - Category: Radiology Tags: Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv Source Type: research
National program teaches patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease how to manage symptoms and avoid repeated visits to the hospital.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news
Areport released this morning by the National Academy of Sciences confirms that despite the demonization of vaping by many anti-tobacco groups and health departments, use of these products is much safer than smoking, and there are no known long-term health effects associated with vaping.This does not mean, of course, that vaping is safe. It just means that we don't know what the long-term effects may be. But it is important to stress that at this time, we don't know of any long-term adverse health effects.The report also concludes that the " second-hand " aerosol produced by vaping is safer than secondhand tobacc...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
In January, 2018, Academic Press published my bookPrecision Medicine and the Reinvention of Human Disease. This book has an excellent " look inside " at itsGoogle book site, which includes the Table of Contents. In addition, I thought it might be helpful to see the topics listed in the Book's index. Note that page numbers followed by f indicate figures, t indicate tables, and ge indicate glossary terms.AAbandonware, 270, 310geAb initio, 34, 48ge, 108geABL (abelson leukemia) gene, 28, 58ge, 95 –97Absidia corymbifera, 218Acanthameoba, 213Acanthosis nigricans, 144geAchondroplasia, 74, 143ge, 354geAcne, 54ge, 1...
Source: Specified Life - Category: Information Technology Tags: index jules berman jules j berman precision medicine Source Type: blogs
ConclusionInfections represent a major cause of early postoperative morbidity and mortality. The impact of single risk factors and the results of their preoperative management should be further investigated in order to reduce the incidence and evolution of postoperative infections.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Transplant Infectious Disease - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsMycobacterium abscessus infection in LTR is rare and can lead to severe complications. Eradication is difficult and usually requires prolonged combination antibiotic therapy and occasionally surgical management.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Transplant Infectious Disease - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Report Source Type: research
Conclusion: Mortality in patients submitted to CRT in a tertiary hospital was independently associated with age, presence of COPD and previous AMI. The percentage of biventricular pacing evaluated 6 months after resynchronizer implantation was independently associated with improved surviva l and echocardiographic response.Resumo Fundamento: Estudos Cl ínicos demonstram que até 40% dos pacientes não respondem à terapia de ressincronização cardíaca (TRC), assim a seleção apropriada dos pacientes é fundamental para o sucesso da TRC na insuficiência ca...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
In this prospective population-based cohort study, obstructive and restrictive spirometric patterns were associated with increased risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) independent of smoking suggesting that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and restrictive lung disease (RLD) may increase the risk of AAA.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular vantage point Source Type: research
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common comorbidities in community acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients. We aimed to investigate the characteristics and mortality risk factors of CO...
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
I was reading through ECGs on the system when I saw this one:Sinus tachycardia, rate 120Computerized QTc = 380 msWhat do you think? I was immediately worried about a proximal LAD occlusion.  Although sinus tachycardia generally argues against ACS, a large anterior MI may result in such poor stroke volume that there is compensatory tachycardia and possibly impending cardiogenic shock. I looked to see if there was an ED cardiac ultrasound, and there was:Parasternal Long Axis:Poor image, but one can see that there is poor apical functionParasternal short axis:This shows poor contractility of the anterior wall.C...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
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