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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... 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 BB2 Acute 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... 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... 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-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening trial. The primary object... Read more

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Minimal Dose CT Beats X-ray In Detecting Recurrent Lung Cancer

2013 12 Jun

In a study presented at the 93rd American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting, investigators from the University of Toronto departments of Thoracic Surgery and Diagnostic Radiology show that minimal dose computed tomography (MnDCT) of the thorax offers much greater sensitivity at detecting new or recurrent lung cancer, with equivalent amount... Read more

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Covidien’s Technology Platform to Diagnose Early Lung Cancer Part of New Guidelines of ACCP

2013 04 Jun

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products, announced on May 21, 2013 that its superDimension Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy (ENB™) system, the first technology of its kind, is included in the new American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines to aid in diagnosing and managing lung cancer. The evidence-based clinical... Read more

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Digital Chest Tomosynthesis Possible Lung Cancer Screening Tool

2013 29 May

Most lung cancers are detected when patients become symptomatic and have late-stage disease. However, recently, computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer has been reported to reduce lung cancer mortality. Since the National Lung Screening Trial’s results showed a 20 percent reduction in lung cancer-specific deaths in those patients who had... Read more