Can non-smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
(Natural News) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of conditions that can block airflow and cause a wide variety of breathing-related problems, including emphysema and bronchitis. They cause the body to create more mucus and trigger inflammation, which can cause parts of the lungs to become significantly less elastic and damages the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disseminated pneumocephalus secondary to air compressor injury - Suisa H, Sviri GE.
We report an unusual case of a young male patient who presented with severe pain and swelling of his left eyelid following an air compressor tip accident. He suffered extensive facial edema accompanied by deep tissue emphysema and an elevated intraocular p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

20 Private Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

20 Private Medtech Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Vaping increases risk of lung disease by a third, U.S. study suggests
Using e-cigarettes significantly increases the risk of respiratory disease such as asthma and emphysema, a U.S. study suggests in one of the first studies to show these potential long-term harms. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Vaping increases the risk of lung disease by a third: U.S. study
Using e-cigarettes significantly increases the risk of developing chronic lung conditions such as asthma or emphysema, U.S. researchers said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New Study Offers First Evidence Of Vaping's Long-Term Risks
The study finds that e-cigarettes are linked to increased risk of chronic lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and COPD, as well as weakened immune defenses. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Vaping Damages Your Lungs, But Is Still Safer Than Smoking, a Long-Term Study Suggests
This study actually does support the harm reduction potential of e-cigarettes,” says Andy Tan, an assistant professor of population sciences at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who has studied e-cigarettes. “Yes, vaping is associated with about 29% to 31% higher odds of subsequent lung disease within two to three years than not vaping—but compare this with the 156% higher odds of using combustible tobacco than not smoking.” For the purposes of the study, Glantz and his co-author combined four conditions—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma—in...
Source: TIME: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized E-Cigarettes embargoed study Lung Disease Research vaping Source Type: news

Vaping Could Up Risks for Asthma, COPD and Other Lung Diseases
MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2019 -- As if the news on vaping wasn't bad enough, a new study suggests that e-cigarette users are also at significantly higher risk of chronic lung diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD. Those risks rose even... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Vaping E-cigarettes could raise risk of serious lung disease by almost 30 per cent, new study finds 
E-cigarette users are 29 per cent more likely to suffer emphysema and asthma than smokers, a new study reveals. Their risk of lung disease is 3.3 times more likely than smokers at 2.5. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Minimally invasive procedure for emphysema
Almost 15.7 million people in the U.S. report they've been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the most common forms of COPD is emphysema. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus production and wheezing. But a minimally invasive procedure is helping many patients breathe [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 10, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising effort will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

$20 million fundraising initiative will support efforts to improve treatment for lung disease
UCLA Health has launched a $20 million fundraising initiative to create a new center for advanced lung disease at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. To date, the initiative has secured $4.37 million for the Lung Health Research Accelerator Fund, including three gifts of $1 million each from Michael and Linda Keston, William Pierpoint, and Jeffrey and Robin Raich, and a total of $1.37 million from nine other donors.The fund will support the work of Dr. John Belperio and Dr. Joseph Lynch III in the medical school ’s division of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Belperio’s research is focused on ident...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Should CT be added to criteria for diagnosing COPD?
Researchers from Colorado have proposed expanding the diagnostic criteria for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: U.K. group uses math to characterize lung disease on CT Genetic variation in lung airways elevates risk of COPD COPD severity mirrors lung cancer incidence AJR: Ultralow-dose CT can evaluate COPD Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

In a First, FDA Endorses Brand of Tobacco Pouches as a ‘Reduced Risk’ Alternative to Cigarettes
(WASHINGTON) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have endorsed a brand of tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday from the Food and Drug Administration marks the government’s first backing of a so-called “reduced risk” tobacco product. FDA regulators stressed, though, that the Swedish Match pouches are not safe, just less harmful, and that all tobacco products pose risks. The pouches will still bear mandatory government warnings that they can cause mouth cancer, gum di...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized FDA onetime Smoking Source Type: news

Emphysema
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - October 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Juul Hooked Kids and Ignited a Public Health Crisis
In the Scheetz household, back-to-school anxiety reached new heights this fall. Jami Scheetz’s 15-year-old son Devon, who has severe asthma, kicked a brutal vaping habit over the summer, with help from a nicotine patch. But as soon as school started and he was once again around kids vaping, his habit returned. On Sept. 12, Devon vaped at school and immediately began sweating and vomiting. Though Scheetz, who lives in Sellersville, Pa., says her son is now fine, she can’t shake thoughts of kids who have been hospitalized or died after using e-cigarettes. “Vaping scares me more [than smoking], because they ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized vaping Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening Can Detect Other Smoking Ills
THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 -- CT lung cancer screening can detect other serious smoking-related conditions, such as heart disease, osteoporosis and emphysema, researchers say. Medical experts consider lung cancer screening an effective way to detect... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COPD vs. Emphysema
Title: COPD vs. EmphysemaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Air pollution associated with worsening emphysema
Common air pollutants were associated with increases in emphysema over a decade of follow-up. The results may help explain why some people who never smoked develop emphysema. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Screenings for lung cancer can point to other smoking-related conditions
About 77 percent of patients who received CT scans for lung cancer were diagnosed with cardiovascular disease, emphysema or osteoporosis, according to a new study showing the same scan can screen for additional diseases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonsmokers can get emphysema from air pollution, study finds
Researchers hope that understanding the causes of debilitating lung disease may lead to better prevention and treatment. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

7 New Looks into COPD
Can air pollution cause emphysema? Can yoga positively impact lung function? New research has answers to these questions plus 5 more. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - September 3, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: COPD COPD Management Source Type: news

CT Scan Screen for Lung Cancer Can ID Smoking - Related Diseases
New diagnoses of CVD, emphysema, osteoporosis identified, often are linked to adverse events (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 27, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Radiology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vaping May Trigger Lung Damage Like That Seen in Emphysema
Title: Vaping May Trigger Lung Damage Like That Seen in EmphysemaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/26/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/27/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 27, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Vaping May Trigger Lung Damage Like That Seen in Emphysema
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 26, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Vaping May Trigger Lung Damage Like That Seen in Emphysema
MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 -- The health profile of vaping just took another knock: New research suggests that e-cigarettes can cause the same lung changes that lead to emphysema in smokers. Researchers tested lung fluid from 41 people -- nonsmokers,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Air Pollutants Tied to Significant Worsening of Emphysema
FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 -- Long-term exposure to ambient air pollutants, especially ozone (O3), is significantly associated with worsening emphysema, according to a study published in the Aug. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exposure to polluted air is like smoking a pack a day, study says
Long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ground-level ozone, is like smoking about a pack of cigarettes a day for many years, a new study says, and like smoking, it can can lead to emphysema. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT confirms air pollutants heighten lung disease risk
Quantitative analysis of CT scans revealed that long-term exposure to everyday...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk Lung disease goes undiagnosed in many smokers CT ties emphysema to mortality, independent of other risks Air pollution tied to lung cancer, heart disease CT emphysema measures higher in former vs. current smokers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study finds link between long-term exposure to air pollution and emphysema
Findings might explain why some people who never smoked develop lung disease. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - August 13, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Even Moderate Air Pollution May Lead to Lung Disease
Exposure to pollutants had harmful effects similar to that from smoking. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Lungs Air Pollution Respiratory System Smoking and Tobacco Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Emphysema Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Emphysema vs. chronic bronchitis
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both respiratory conditions that fall under the classification of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. The symptoms may overlap. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about bronchodilators
This article looks at how they work, types, and how to take them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes shortness of breath when lying down?
Some potential causes of shortness of breath when lying down include heart failure, obesity, and emphysema. Learn more about the causes of shortness of breath when lying down here, along with their treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Respiratory Source Type: news

Emphysema Frequently Found During Cancer Screening Emphysema Frequently Found During Cancer Screening
The prevalence of emphysema identified during low-dose CT screening for lung cancer is about 60%, and investigators are questioning how best to proceed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Piedmont Atlanta first in Georgia to offer new minimally invasive treatment for emphysema
(Pulmonx) Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is the first in the state of Georgia to offer a new minimally invasive treatment for emphysema, a severe form of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The hand-held breath test that spots lung diseases in just one minute 
The device is being trialled on NHS patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung conditions including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MedStar Franklin Square to offer new treatment option for qualified emphysema patients
(Pulmonx) MedStar Franklin Square is the first medical facility in the state to offer endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR), using a new FDA-approved lung valve that is positioned in damaged lung airways without surgery, and allows patients with severe emphysema to breathe easier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ask Who Is at High Risk for Emphysema
Who Is at High Risk for Emphysema? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many E-Cigs Loaded With Germs, Study Finds
Over time, one expert said, exposure to high amounts of such contaminants can prompt the onset of progressive lung illnesses such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and asthma. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eisenhower Health first in Southern California to offer landmark treatment for COPD/emphysema
(Pulmonx) Eisenhower Health is the first hospital in Southern California to offer a new lung valve treatment for patients with severe COPD/emphysema. The Zephyr Endobronchial Valve treatment represents a major advancement because it is the first minimally invasive procedure to help emphysema sufferers breathe easier without major surgery. Done through a simple bronchoscopy, the valves improve patients' quality of life by allowing them to breathe easier, be less short of breath, and be more active and energetic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating advanced emphysema with lung volume reduction
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do doctors determine who is a good candidate for minimally invasive lung volume reduction to treat emphysema? Is it possible to have it done if I have only mild emphysema to slow the disease's progression? ANSWER: The procedure you mention is intended for people who have advanced emphysema that no longer [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 5, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

A comparative digital morphometric study of lung tissue in saltwater and freshwater drowning - Barranco R, Castiglioni C, Ventura F, Fracasso T.
Acute pulmonary emphysema (APE) is describedin cases of drowning and can be considered as a sign of vitality. In our experience, however, APE is not very evident in cases of saltwater drowning. The present study aims at investigating whether APE is present... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic first in Florida to perform endoscopic lung volume reduction
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mayo Clinic in Florida is the first medical center in the state to perform endoscopic lung volume reduction with endobronchial valves. This procedure, which recently was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), treats patients experiencing disorders associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including advanced emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Only [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - March 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

AHA News: Emphysema May Raise Risk of Ruptured Aneurysms
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 19, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

AHA News: Emphysema May Raise Risk of Ruptured Aneurysms
TUESDAY, March 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When a weakened artery wall balloons or bulges, it's called an aneurysm. For people with emphysema, the risk of that aneurysm rupturing is much higher than for those without the lung... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tobacco Industry Targets Women in Asia
A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the progress women are making globally. The day also acknowledged the risks, exploitation and suffering many continue to endure. The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) puts the spotlight on the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics targeting women and girls especially in Asia to market its deadly products. While smoking prevalence among females remains relatively ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell Balderas and Mary Assunta Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

El Camino Hospital first in California to offer new treatment for severe COPD/emphysema
(Pulmonx) El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in California to have successfully performed the new and recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lung valve treatment for patients with severe COPD/emphysema, an incurable lung disease that causes extreme breathing difficulty and constant discomfort for patients. The Zephyr ® Endobronchial Valve treatment represents a major advancement because it is the first minimally invasive procedure to help emphysema sufferers breathe easier without major surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIST proposes new universal standard for CT calibration
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have proposed a new universal standard for calibrating computed tomography devices that they claim may improve comparisons between scans from various devices. The newly released calibration approach was outlined in a research paper recently published in the academic journal PLOS One, the NIST said in a press release. “If the technical community could agree on a definition, then the vendors could create measurements that are interchangeable. Right now, calibration is not as thorough as it could be. Better comparisons among scanners might allow us to es...
Source: Mass Device - March 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Imaging National Institute of Standards and Technology Source Type: news