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FDA OKs Glaxo's inhaler, first one to combine 3 medicines
The FDA approves the first inhaler that combines three medicines to ease breathing in patients with emphysema or chronic bronchitis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lung disease warning: This common household product could be linked to COPD risk
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – is a common form of lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Resilience Capital Partners creates Innovatus Imaging Private equity firm Resilience Capital Partners recently announced that one of its funds has acquired three medical device service and manufacturing units, allowing the firm...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Broncus Medical affiliate acquires Uptake Medical
Uptake Medical said yesterday that its InterVapor device for treating emphysema is back on the market in Europe after its acquisition for an undisclosed amount by an affiliate of Broncus Medical. Broncus set its purchase up under a new entity based in Seattle, Uptake Medical Technology, and plans to add markets in Australia and Asia to its commercial footprint in Europe by the end of the year. The InterVapor device uses heated water vapor to reduce lung volume in emphysema patients. Uptake won an expanded CE Mark in the European Union for InterVapor in August 2015. “2018 promises to be an exciting year for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Respiratory Wall Street Beat Broncus Medical Uptake Medical Source Type: news

Endobronchial valve treatment appears to improve lung function in patients with severe emphysema
(American Thoracic Society) People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Relief for victims of lung disease found in a ketchup
The alloy and silicone device is being offered to NHS patients with emphysema and other incurable respiratory problems, collectively known as COPD. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulmonary Oxygen Uptake During Exercise in Emphysema and IPF Pulmonary Oxygen Uptake During Exercise in Emphysema and IPF
Gain a better understanding of the pulmonary oxygen uptake response during exercise in patients with emphysema and IPF.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Emphysema
Title: EmphysemaCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 3/24/2008 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 22, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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

Could your ’smoker’s cough’ be a sign of this potentially life-threatening lung condition?
EMPHYSEMA is a type of lung condition that causes problems breathing, and it could turn dangerous. Here are the symptoms to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychological therapies for the treatment of anxiety disorders in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (commonly referred to as chronic bronchitis and emphysema) is a chronic lung condition characterised by the inflammation of airways and irreversible destruction of pulmonary tissue leading to progressively worsening dyspnoea. It is a leading international cause of disability and death in adults. Evidence suggests that there is an increased prevalence of anxiety disorders in people with COPD. The severity of anxiety has been shown to correlate with the severity of COPD, however anxiety can occur with all stages of COPD severity. Coexisting anxiety and COPD contribute to poor heal...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research Supports Pulmonary Benefits for ACEIs, ARBs
Higher doses independently linked to slower change in emphysema, especially among former smokers (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

How Common is α -1-Antitrypsin Deficiency?
Discussion α-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AT) is a common single-gene mutation disease that is homozygous recessive. The normal allele is called M and the most common abnormal allele is Z. There are other alleles though. The gene codes for one of the primary protease inhibitors in the serum, thus those who are homozygous for the Z gene are sometimes referred to as “PIZZ” or “PIZ.” α-1-Antitrypsin is found in all body tissues but is especially important in the serum and lung. As noted it is one of the primary neutrophil protease inhibitors in the serum, and acts to neutralize these enzymes...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 24, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What you need to know to make connected medical devices
Bill Welch, Phillips-Medisize [Image courtesy of Phillips-Medisize]The estimated number of connected medical devices – devices connected to the Internet –is expected to increase from 10 billion to 50 billion over the next decade, according to the IBM Institute for Business Value. This is due to the ability for machine-to-machine communication through cloud computing and networks of data-gathering sensors, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT) IT market, to add efficiency and cost savings to a wide range of enterprise tasks. It is a market that is anticipated to grow from $8.2 billion to over $12.4 billion ...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Drug-Device Combinations mHealth (Mobile Health) Software / IT connected medical devices Phillips-Medisize Source Type: news

For Over 30 Years, A Son Chronicled His Mother's Life, Death And Love Of Cigarettes
James Friedman was 9 years old when he began photographing his mother, Dorothy. She was 11 years old when she smoked her first cigarette. They both continued with their respective fixations until the day Dorothy died.  Friedman’s series “1,029,398 Cigarettes” chronicles his mother’s life over the course of 30 years and over a million cigarettes. The photos show the corrosive effects of chain-smoking in real time, spanning from before Dorothy was diagnosed with emphysema to her final days in the hospital. But more aptly, the images capture a son’s perspective of his imperfect but exce...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ACE Inhibitors, ARBs May Slow Percent Emphysema Progression
Independent correlation for higher doses of ACE, ARBs with slower change in percent emphysema (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - March 17, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Software quantifies emphysema on MDCT images
VIENNA - An automated software algorithm can be used to quantify emphysema...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk CT ties emphysema to mortality, independent of other risks CT emphysema measures higher in former vs. current smokers ATS: Lung cancers arise from tissue damaged by emphysema CAD detects signs of emphysema on DR images (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Current and Former Smokers: Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables
Each extra serving of fruits and veggies is associated with a 4 to 8 percent lower risk of developing lung disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco Vegetables Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Emphysema Source Type: news

Understanding the Links Between Lung Cancer, COPD, and Emphysema: A Key to More Effective Treatment and Screening
A better delineation of the relationships between lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema may lead to significant improvements in the effectiveness of lung cancer screening programs, and to reductions in the morbidity and mortality associated with these deadly diseases. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - February 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Javier J. Zulueta, MD Luis M. Seijo, MD Tags: Lung Cancer Oncology Journal Review Article Screening Source Type: news

Network Modeling Could Optimize End-Stage Emphysema Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Model suggests similar outcomes with surgical, bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - February 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Emphysema treatment could be optimized using network modelling
A unique engineering perspective of emphysema progression in the lung suggests how mechanisms operating at the micromechanical scale could help to predict patient survival and quality of life following treatment -- according to new research. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Emphysema Treatment
Title: Emphysema TreatmentCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/3/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/8/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 8, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Emphysema Causes and Risk Factors
Title: Emphysema Causes and Risk FactorsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/2/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 2, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Emphysema Symptoms
Title: Emphysema SymptomsCategory: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 12/29/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 9, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema Combined Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema
How does the response to inpatient pulmonary rehabilitation differ between patients with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema and those with COPD?BMJ Open Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Sugar element of keratan sulfate halts the progress of emphysema
Using a mouse model, scientists have identified a sugar molecule that reduced the inflammatory response and progress of emphysema, a common component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This discovery could lead to the development of drugs based on glycans -- biological sugar molecules -- for the treatment of diseases such as COPD, which is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide.   (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Sugar element of keratan sulfate halts the progress of emphysema
(RIKEN) Using a mouse model, scientists from the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology and a number of other institutes have identified a sugar molecule that reduced the inflammatory response and progress of emphysema, a common component of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: COPD vs. Emphysema: What's the Difference?
What is COPD and what is emphysema? Learn about their causes and symptoms, when to see a doctor, how they are treated, and tips to manage them at home. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: COPD Source Type: news

Pneumomediastinum secondary to barotrauma after recreational nitrous oxide inhalation - Jeddy H, Rashid F, Bhutta H, Lorenzi B, Charalabopoulos A.
We present a case of a seventeen-year-old patient, admitted in the care of the surgical team following inhalation of nitrous oxide at high pressure, leading to extensive pneumomediastinum and surgical emphysema. We discuss the subsequent investigations and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study Confirms There Is No Safe Level of Smoking
By Stacy SimonPeople who smoke as little as 1 cigarette a day over their lifetime still have a greater risk of early death than people who have never smoked, according to a study by researchers from the National Cancer Institute. The researchers say this shows that no level of cigarette smoking is safe.The study included 290,215 adults ages 59 to 82 who answered questions about how many cigarettes they smoked during different periods throughout their lives. Researchers then followed the participants for an average 6.6 years. Results showed that people who consistently smoked an average of less than 1 cigarette per day had ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - December 8, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Smoking/Tobacco Source Type: news

Lung disease news: Saliva test for incurable COPD could save lives by predicting flare-ups
COPD, also chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is an incurable lung condition - including emphysema and chronic bronchitis - which causes thousands of deaths every year. However, experts have found a saliva test could help save patients' lives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Visual DX- “ My Eye Popped Out ”
A 44-year-old male with hypertension presents via EMS with this ocular complaint after having sneezed. What’s your assessment? by Lauren Westafer, DO and Nicholas Daniel, DO A 44-year-old male with hypertension presented via EMS with the complaint “my eye popped out!” The patient reported right eye swelling and pain immediately after sneezing. He denied trauma or change in his visual acuity, but admitted to a prior history of cocaine abuse. Physical exam revealed periorbital subcutaneous emphysema and intact accommodation and extraocular movements. His pupils were equal and reactive to light. Visual...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Taja Whitted Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Risks, symptoms and prevention
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a collection of serious lung diseases that obstructs airflow from the lungs and causes breathing issues. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the conditions that most commonly contribute to COPD. According to the American Lung Association, more than 11 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with COPD, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Radiologic Case: Pulmonary Edema Superimposed on Emphysema Radiologic Case: Pulmonary Edema Superimposed on Emphysema
The unusual imaging findings in this case of a 54-year-old man with pulmonary edema superimposed on emphysema demonstrate why the condition has been termed"sponge lung."Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How to Quit Smoking
By Stacy Simon Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Since the release of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health 50 years ago, there have been 20 million deaths due to tobacco. Almost half the deaths from 12 different types of cancer combined – including lung, voice box, throat, esophagus, and bladder cancers – are attributable to cigarette smoking alone. In addition to cancer, smoking greatly increases the risk of debilitating long-term lung diseases like emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It also raises the risk for heart...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - November 16, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Smoking/Tobacco Source Type: news

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day 2016
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term that covers those long-term lung conditions which are characterized by shortness of breath, including chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and chronic asthma, and which aren ’t fully reversible. World COPD Day is observed each year in November to highlight and raises awareness about the symptoms, risk factors and, treatment for COPD – and is a good time to share some of our relevant Cochrane evidence.Blogpost: 3 things to help people with COPD keep well and keep out of the hospitalonEvidently Cochrane.Antibiotics for exacerbations of COPD Nebuliser...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 15, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Kamada Announces Extension of GLASSIA(R) Supply and Distribution Agreement with Shire with Minimum $237 Million of Revenue for the Years 2017 to 2020
NESS ZIONA, Israel, Oct. 06, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Kamada Ltd. (KMDA) (KMDA), a plasma-derived protein therapeutics company focused on orphan indications, announced today the extension of the strategic partnership with Shire plc... Biopharmaceuticals, Distribution, Licensing Kamada, Shire plc, GLASSIA, emphysema (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 6, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A New Model For Aging At Home: Care Management -- Every Step Of The Way
The vast majority of older Americans, 90 percent of them, want to age at home. Many have lived in their homes for decades, where they are surrounded by the familiar -- from photos on the wall to shops on the street -- and can visit or receive visits from family and neighbors. Today, there's no reason anyone should have to compromise on this wish for their later years. Thanks in large part to the growing popularity of Managed Long Term Care (MLTC) health care plans, we now have the ability to keep even the sickest elderly patients stable and comfortable at home. MLTC plans do this by coordinating all the various elements o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Goat horn-induced intracranial emphysema and orbital injury - Huggins AB, Evans JJ, Flanders AE, Rabinowitz MP.
This is a case description of a male patient found to have orbital and intracranial emphysema, specifically with air in his cavernous sinuses bilaterally following penetrating trauma to the medial orbit from a goat's horn. There were no orbital or skull ba... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Massive subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum, an underestimated clinical sign of child abuse - Molina AA, Ocete Hita E, Gonz ález Hervás C, Azcón González DE Aguilar P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Advanced visualization tool assesses lung disease
An Australian start-up firm called 4Dx has developed a new technique that combines...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk Tips for implementing 3D printing at your hospital 3D wide-area CT distinguishes tracheomalacia from stenosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 19, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pulmonary complications in adult survivors of childhood cancer
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) A team of researchers from nine leading academic hospitals and research centers have published a paper in the early online edition of the journal Cancer that describes pulmonary outcomes among childhood cancer survivors. The study also evaluates the impact of complications such as asthma, chronic cough, emphysema and recurrent pneumonia on daily activities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New disease gene linked to telomerase abnormalities in some cases of pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema
Researchers say they have identified a new disease gene that, when mutated, appears to increase the risk in a small number of people of developing emphysema and a lung-scarring condition known as pulmonary fibrosis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

12-Month Results Confirm Thermal Vapor Ablation Benefit in Emphysema 12-Month Results Confirm Thermal Vapor Ablation Benefit in Emphysema
Thermal vapor ablation for lung volume reduction in emphysema improves lung function and quality of life, 12-month results from the STEP-UP study confirm.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 8, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Lung abnormalities at CT linked to in-hospital death
In critically ill patients, the presence of interstitial lung abnormalities...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Algorithm quantifies airway disease at CT Smokers ineligible for screening have same lung cancer rate Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk Automated CT tool reveals pulmonary hypertension (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COPD severity mirrors lung cancer incidence
A new analysis of patients who participated in the National Lung Screening...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AJR: Ultralow-dose CT can evaluate COPD Group issues call for best lung cancer, COPD protocols Emphysema-related COPD on CT signals higher malignancy risk Lung cancer screening reduces mortality in COPD patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New targeted gene therapy could lead to improved treatment for emphysema
Researchers have developed a new strategy using lung-targeted gene therapy that may lead to improved treatments for inherited diseases including emphysema. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news