Synchrotron X-rays track fluids in the lungs

New non-invasive technique could help monitor cystic-fibrosis treatments
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Smoke-measuring smart shirts, breath sound analyzing algorithms, and smart inhalers pave the way of pulmonology and respiratory care into the future. As the number of patients suffering from asthma, COPD, or lung cancer due to rising air pollution and steady smoker-levels will unfortunately not decrease any time soon, we looked around what technology can do to help both patients and caregivers. The results are breathtaking. Attacks of breathlessness are too common The diseases which pulmonologists and respiratory care specialists attempt to fight are among the most common conditions in the modern world – and t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers AI asthma cancer cancer treatment care COPD diagnostics inhaler lung lung cancer management medical specialty pulmonology respiratory respiratory care Source Type: blogs
Valérie Attali1,2,3*, Louis Clavel1,3, Philippe Rouch3, Isabelle Rivals1,4, Ségolène Rémy-Néris1, Wafa Skalli3, Baptiste Sandoz3 and Thomas Similowski1,5 1INSERM, UMRS1158 Neurophysiologie Respiratoire Expérimentale et Clinique, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France 2Service des Pathologies du Sommeil (Département “R3S”), Hôpitaux Universitaires Pitié Salpêtrière – Charles Foix, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Paris, France 3Arts et Metiers ParisTech, Institut de Biomécanique Humaine Georges ...
Source: Frontiers in Physiology - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
This study investigates the evaluative capability of Structured Light Plethysmography (SLP), compared to established radiology and lung function (LFT).Stable individuals diagnosed with CF performed contemporaneous SLP, X-Ray and LFT (n=57). X-rays were independently appraised using the modified Chrispin Norman scoring system, with scorers blinded to SLP. Consent and national ethical approval were obtained.X-Ray and LFT were normal until the age of 9 years. Bronchiectasis was the primary X-Ray pathology, which initiated and progressed largely in the upper pulmonary zones. Inspiratory Time (Ti), and Time to Peak Expiratory F...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respiratory function technologists/scient Source Type: research
Deoxyribonucleic acid, better known as DNA, was first identified on a discarded surgical bandage almost 150 years ago. Increasingly sophisticated tools and techniques have allowed scientists to learn more about this chemical compound that includes all the instructions necessary for building a living organism. From among the dozens of fascinating things known about DNA, here are six items touching on the make up of DNA’s double helix, the vast amounts of DNA packed into every human’s cells, common DNA errors and a few ways DNA can repair itself. 1. DNA is in every living thing. DNA consists of two long, twiste...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Genetics DNA DNA repair Source Type: blogs
Ok, I have never done this before, but I need some advice. A little bit of history-my husband(27) had very frequent lung infections as a child. His bedsheets always had a salt residue on them from his night sweats(which he still has). They had him tested for cf, but his results were borderline, &he was never retested. The summer before we got married(he was 20 years old), he ended up in the ER for diagnosed pleurisy. From that point on, he has had a chronic cough, &allergy symptoms that don't ever go away. Fast forward to current. He is exhausted. He can't sleep at night, &his sinus infections will not go away(...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Adults Source Type: forums
Has anyone been on a "pulse" dose of steroid to help with antibiotics/abpa? It seemed to do some good, but holy crap was that an awful experience. The dose in the hospital made me incredibly awake and wired. I slept for maybe 3 hours each of the three nights, and then I was released shortly after the third dose to resume my antibiotics at home. It was brutal just trying to get my brain to work to get medications together and get my way home. I cultured my typical pseudomonas (and something new), with a huge drop in lung function and x-ray that showed a large portion in my large airway covered in a giant mucus pl...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Adults Source Type: forums
Hi. No diagnosis yet for my 8 yr old daughter. Just had more blood work done today. Waiting on results of PCD panel. Depending on results, will see CF doc in WI or head to indy or cincy. So, daughter was sick recently. Xray showed probable partial lung collapse and possible pneumonia again. Trying to get sputum sample from her. Pulm wants her on zythromax MWF all winter. I don't know what dose but pharmacy double checking before dispensing b/c high dose. I guess this is used as preventative for inflammation. Anyone heard of this?
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums
I went to doctors the other day cause I was really not breathing good rember I just got out of hospital bout maybe 2 months so did pft was low at 52 usually my base is 58 so I was worried then he argued with me over having pluracy I told him it was ur staff in the hospital that said I had it then I went to er they said I had it and je said I have mucus in there but not a plug agian I told him it was his team who told me and showed me on the xray the plug. This is a new adult cf doctor they have now my first time goin cause they just made a adult cf dept but I have seen theae guys before while in hospital anyway he didnt th...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Adults Forum - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Adults Source Type: forums
The nature and severity of respiratory disease are typically expressed with biomedical measures such as pulmonary function, X-rays, blood tests, and other physiological characteristics. The impact of respiratory illness on the sufferer, however, is reflected in the stories patients tell: to themselves, their social environment, and their health care providers. Behavioral research often applies standardized questionnaires to assess this subjective impact. Additional approaches to sampling patients’ experience of respiratory illness may, however, provide important and clinically useful information that is not captured ...
Source: Journal of Health Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Articles Source Type: research
I got chest x rays and the tech let me see. I noticed more lung scarring, although, I was a tad confused with everything because it didn't look a whole like my last chest X-ray. But from what I saw, I had a lot more lung scarring. What does this mean? What do I need to do to prevent further scarring and damage? Any way to fix what has been done, any what so ever, even if its small???? I'm scared to hear the results which will take till Tuesday or so.
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Exercise and Fitness Forum - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Exercise & Fitness Source Type: forums
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