Breathtaking: The Future Of Respiratory Care And Pulmonology

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 the numbers of sufferers are just aggravating. According to WHO estimates, 235 million people suffer from asthma, the chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. About 300,000 new patients are diagnosed with asthma annually, and nearly 250,000 people die prematurely each year due to the condition. For adults, this chronic disease is one of the top reasons for underperformance at work. Sufferers miss about 14 million workdays each year, and this equals about 2 billion dollars of indirect asthma costs. Regarding the other widespread condition, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 64 million people live with it globally, but the WHO predicts that the illness will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030 due to the rise of air pollution, and the persistent habit of smoking. Other chronic dis...
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

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Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: Journal of Advanced ResearchAuthor(s): Sohail Mumtaz, Pradeep Bhartiya, Neha Kaushik, Manish Adhikari, Pradeep Lamichhane, Su-Jae Lee, Nagendra Kumar Kaushik, Eun Ha ChoiAbstractOver the past few decades, microwave (MW) radiation has been widely used, and its biological effects have been extensively investigated. However, the effect of MW radiation on human skin biology is not well understood. We study the effects of pulsed high-power microwaves (HPMs) on melanoma (G361 and SK-Mel-31) and normal human dermal fibroblast (NHDF) cells. A pulsed power generator (Chundo...
Source: Journal of Advanced Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionLL/MLD4, MLA, MLD, the degree of luminal diameter stenosis, CCO, RI, and %APV derived from cCTA can support the detection of hemodynamically significant coronary stenosis as compared with iFR®, with LL/MLD4 showing the greatest discriminatory power.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes of surgical management in a multicentre cohort of paediatric patients with burst fractures, in order to devise an optimal therapeutic strategy.HypothesisA therapeutic strategy for burst fractures in children and adolescents can be devised based on data from a patient cohort and on previously published information.Material and methodsPatients younger than 18 years who were managed surgically for one or more burst fractures (Magerl A3) were included in this retrospective multicentre study. Clinical, radiographic, and surgical data were collected...
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
We are pleased to invite investors and analysts to participate in a live audio webcast and conference call on Monday, 16 December 2019, highlighting Roche data presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in San Antonio, Texas, from 10th - 14th December.
Source: Roche Investor Update - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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Authors: Afsharpooyan S, Mohammadian T Abstract Helicobacter pylori infection occurs throughout the world between countries and races. A seroprevalence study of H. pylori infection in the occurrence of atherosclerosis (ASc) has been considered to be the main cause of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in part of Iran. From 600 volunteers, 97 serum samples were selected and tested for the presence of H. pylori infection. Positive and negative H. pylori infection samples were then selected for Chlamydia pneumonia and cytomegalovirus infection. Their serum levels for high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and IL-6 tit...
Source: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy - Category: Microbiology Tags: Monoclon Antib Immunodiagn Immunother Source Type: research
Artificial intelligence is already widely entrenched in healthcare industry, so the question should not be, "Will AI happen or not?" said David Houlding, CISSP, CIPP, principal healthcare lead, at Microsoft, in an interview with MD+DI. “It's very much 'What tasks will AI help with, and what will it do and what will it not do?’ ” he continued. “I think we're still learning some of that, but it's largely a proven technology, not just for healthcare providers but for payers, for pharmaceuticals, for life sciencesâ&#...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS Our data demonstrate an oncogenic role of miR-652 in uveal melanoma, showing that miR-652 may be a useful biomarker for prediction of prognosis for patients with uveal melanoma. PMID: 31740654 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS The nude mouse orthotopic liver transplantation model of human HCC was shown to be a reliable model that has the potential for future research on the pathogenesis and progression of HCC and studies on drug development. PMID: 31736477 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Marques B, Couto J, Lemos MC, Rodrigues F Abstract Juxtaglomerular tumours are rare causes of secondary hypertension. They typically present with difficult-to-manage hypertension, hypokalemia, hyperreninemia and secondary hyperaldosteronism. The authors describe a clinical case of a 45 years old female patient, with personal history of difficult-to-manage hypertension and hypokalemia since age 35, medicated with four types of anti-hypertensive agents. An analytical study was performed, which revealed secondary hyperaldosteronism [aldosterone 44.3 ng/dL (4 - 28 ng/dL), renin> 1000 mIU/mL (4.4 - 46.2 mIU/...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
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