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Using Light To Examine Lungs Of Premature Babies

2016 23 Mar

Research from Lund University in Sweden suggests that in the future, tests to see how much premature air babies’ lungs contain as their lungs are not sufficiently developed could be done using laser light, which at present can only be done using X-rays. The researchers suggest that this method could also be be employed to measure oxygen among severely... Read more

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‘Salt’ MRI May Show Greater Detail in Kidney Scans

2016 21 Mar

MRI experts at the University of Nottingham have won a £1 million grant to conduct research using the body’s natural sodium (salt) content that could lead to greater detail in kidney scans. The research, that will provide a more detailed picture of tissue health and disease, is to be pioneered by the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) team at the Sir... Read more

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Rising Ozone Levels Associated with ARDS

2016 14 Jan

A new study shows that exposure to higher daily levels of ozone is associated with development of acute respiratory disease syndrome (ARDS) in critically ill patients, particularly in trauma patients and current smokers. The findings, reported in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, indicate that ozone exposure may represent... Read more

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Imaging Could Improve Treatment of COPD Patients

2015 07 Jul

An imaging study in Canada has found that MRI and CT could help explain the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Researchers said the findings, published in the journal Radiology, point the way to better treatment for some COPD patients.“COPD is a very heterogeneous disease,”... Read more

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Reducing Lung Injuries from Mechanical Ventilation

2015 30 Jan

An experimental work shows for the first time the utility of the stress index to adjust in real time artificial ventilation supply in order to avoid lung injuries. Results of the study are published in the journal Critical Care.The research work was led by Professor Francisco Javier Belda, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at... Read more

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ISICEM 2014: Maquet and Swisstom Announce Distribution Partnership for Western Europe

2014 18 Mar

MAQUET and Swisstom are pleased to announce their distribution partnership for the monitoring and diagnostic product Swisstom BB2Acute Lung Injury is still a leading cause of death for intensive care patients. Swisstom BB2 was especially developed to continuously monitor lung function of ICU patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. It offers direct... Read more

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Lung Transplantation Provides Treatment Option for End-Stage Lung Disease

2014 10 Mar

The amount of patients having undergone lung transplantations has increased by roughly 20% over the past five years. For those suffering during the end stage of various lung diseases, transplantation can provide a prolongation and quality improvement of life as the last remaining treatment option.Marc Hartert and his team of colleagues have researched... Read more

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Newly Identified Biomarkers Help Predict Outcome in Deadly Lung Disease

2013 03 Oct

A Yale-led study has identified a gene expression profile that can predict outcomes and lead to better treatment for one of the most lethal lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The study appears in Science Translational Medicine.IPF causes progressive scarring of the lungs, leading to cough, shortness of breath, and potentially death.... Read more

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For Lung Transplant, Researchers Surprised to Learn Bigger Appears to Be Better

2013 14 Aug

Johns Hopkins-led research finds larger lungs associated with 30 percent increase in survival at one year.Transplant teams have long tried to match the size of donor lungs to the size of the recipient as closely as possible, concerned that lungs of the wrong size could lead to poor lung function and poor outcomes. But new Johns Hopkins-led research... Read more

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Screening for Lung Cancer: The NELSON study

2013 15 Jul

A recently published article in JBR-BTR details the Dutch NELSON trial, which is the first randomised lung cancer screening trial in which pulmonary nodule management is based on volumetry.The NELSON study is an ongoing multicentre randomised controlled multi-detector low-dosecomputed tomography lung cancer screening trial. The primary object is to... Read more

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