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Antibody therapy reduces flare-ups in treatment-resistant COPD

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The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (Trelegy Ellipta, GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Innoviva, Inc) for the treatment of COPD.International Approvals
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news
Propeller Health said today it inked a strategic partnership deal with Express Scripts (NSDQ:ESRX) to provide Propeller’s digital solutions to Express Script members. Through the deal, St. Louis-based Express Script members will be able to use inhaler sensors and connected mobile applications to manage their asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The companies touted it as the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy manager to date. Read the whole story on our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Propeller Health, Express Scripts ink smart inhaler sensor deal app...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Drug-Device Combinations Patient Monitoring Respiratory Express Scripts Propeller Health Source Type: news
-- Smoke from a nearby wildfire threatens anyone, but poses even more of a threat to people with asthma, COPD, heart disease or diabetes, the American Lung Association says. The group suggests what to do if a wildfire burns near you: Stay inside,...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
The brain is a vital organ that relies on a constant and adequate blood flow to match oxygen and glucose delivery with the local metabolic demands of active neurons. Thus exquisite regulation of cerebral blood flow (CBF) is particularly important under hypoxic conditions to prevent a detrimental decrease in the partial pressure of oxygen within the brain tissues. Cerebrovascular sensitivity to hypoxia, assessed as the change in CBF during a hypoxic challenge, represents the capacity of cerebral vessels to respond to, and compensate for, a reduced oxygen supply, and has been shown to be impaired or blunted in a number of co...
Source: Journal of Applied Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: REVIEW Source Type: research
Conclusions These findings could help inform the evaluation of interventions to prevent and manage noncommunicable chronic diseases and their potential to control costs among the vulnerable Medicaid population.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Abstract The management of the ventilator in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has a dramatic effect on the overall outcome. The incidence of COPD is increasing as the US population grows older. The most effective means to deal with pulmonary complications is to avoid them, but both COPD and ARDS have evidence-based interventions that have been shown to improve outcomes. Pulmonary complications affect up to 40% of patients, and their occurrence is associated with an increased duration of hospital stay, and an increased mortality. PMID: 29...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: There are contradictory reports in the literature on the effects of supplemental oxygen administered before or after exercise tests. In light of this, we compared the results of 6-minute walking tests performed in room-air conditions (A6MWT) and with supplemental oxygen (06MWT) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and exercise-induced oxygen desaturation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-one patients with COPD were included in the study. The A6MWT and 06MWT were performed in randomized order on each patient. During the tests, severity of dyspnea and tiring of the leg were eva...
Source: Annals of Saudi Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: ISSUE 2 Source Type: research
Authors: Renaud-Picard B, Toussaint J, Leclercq A, Reeb J, Kessler L, Toti F, Kessler R Abstract Microparticles (MP) are plasmic membrane fragments released from cells after physiological stimulation or stress conditions like inflammation or infection. Their production is correlated to the rate of cell apoptosis. All types of cells can produce MP but they are produced mainly by platelets, endothelial cells, and leukocytes. They carry many bio-active molecules on their surface, specific to the parental cell, giving them the ability to be biomarkers and bio-effectors. MP are present in circulating blood, tissues and ...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Authors: Sallon C, Soulet D, Tremblay Y Abstract Weibel's research has shown that any alteration of the pulmonary structure has effects on function. This demonstration required a quantitative analysis of lung structures called morphometry. This is possible thanks to stereology, a set of methods based on principles of geometry and statistics. His work has helped to better understand the morphological harmony of the lung, which is essential for its proper functioning. An imbalance leads to pathophysiology such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in neonates. It is by stud...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
Authors: Yang IA, Brown JL, George J, Jenkins S, McDonald CF, McDonald VM, Phillips K, Smith BJ, Zwar NA, Dabscheck E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by persistent respiratory symptoms and chronic airflow limitation, and is associated with exacerbations and comorbidities. Advances in the management of COPD are updated quarterly in the national COPD guidelines, the COPD-X plan, published by Lung Foundation Australia in conjunction with the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and available at http://copdx.org.au. Main recommendations: Spirometry detects p...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
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