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Chemistry, Biochemistry, Immune System, Asthma, Crohn's Disease

Labeling a Bacterial Cell 'Jacket'

A team of researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system research.

Medicine

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Asthma, Lung Health, adult asthma, Bronchial Thermoplasty, Pulmonary, Respiratory, severe asthma, persistent asthma, asthma treatment

Bronchial Thermoplasty Helps Asthma Patients Reduce Severe Attacks, Hospitalizations and ER Visits

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In a new study presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference, adult asthma patients treated with bronchial thermoplasty (BT) had fewer severe exacerbations and were able to reduce their ER visits and hospitalizations in the two years following treatment. Approved by the FDA in 2010, BT is a new device-based therapy that uses a series of three radio-frequency treatments to open the airways of adults with severe, persistent asthma whose symptoms are not adequately controlled by inhaled corticosteroids or long-acting beta-agonists.

Medicine

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COPD, COPD Mortality, Lung Health, lung disorders, COPD treatment, Critical Care

In-Hospital COPD Mortality Shows Large Drop from 2005-2014

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While the number of hospitalizations for COPD in the United States fluctuated within a narrow range between 2005 and 2014, in-hospital deaths decreased substantially during that same time, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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Lung Cancer, Lung Health, Suicide Risk, Critical Illness, Depression

Among All Cancers, Lung Cancer Appears to Put Patients at Greatest Suicide Risk

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A lung cancer diagnosis appears to put patients at the greatest risk of suicide when compared to the most common types of non-skin cancers, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.

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Resarch, Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Ut Southwestern

Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer Using a Genetic Signature to Overcome Chemotherapy-Resistant Lung Cancer

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Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it?

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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diaphragmatic breathing, Orofacial Pain, Psychology, Violence Against Women, Chronic Pain, smartphone app

University of Kentucky Researchers Help Victims of Violence Manage Chronic Pain with Mobile App for Breathing Techniques

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By providing UK Orofacial Pain Clinic patients with a smartphone application that teaches diaphragmatic breathing, a team from the UK Center for Research on Violence Against Women hypothesizes victims of sexual and physical violence will learn to regulate their body’s sympathetic (flight or fight) tone and manage their pain.

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Smoking, COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Lung Disease, lung disorders, Lung Health

Loss of Airway Blood Vessels Is Associated with Risk of Death in Smokers Without COPD

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In a new study, CT-measured vascular pruning – the diminution of distal pulmonary blood vessels (vessels on the outer edges of the lungs) – was associated with increased risk of death in smokers without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Lung Health, respiratory care

Online Pulmonary Rehabilitation Not Inferior to Face-to-Face Rehab

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Online pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was found to be as effective as face-to-face rehabilitation programs at improving patients’ exercise capacity and symptom control, according to new research presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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tobacco addiction, Research Funding, Tobacco regulation, Climate and Health, affordable health care, Lung Disease, Pulmonary, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, Health Policy

SAVE THE DATE: May, 23, 2017 ATS Rally to Highlight Recent Proposals That Would Significantly Impact Research Funding and Public Health Priorities

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Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, the American Thoracic Society will lead ATS members, pulmonary clinicians, researchers, and patient advocates in the ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs.

Medicine

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COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, COPD research, COPD treatment, COPD diagnosis

ATS 2017: New COPD Action Plan Outlines Strategies for Improved Care

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One Michigan Medicine researcher is a part of the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute group that recently created a new COPD National Action Plan. Released at the American Thoracic Society’s International Conference in Washington, D.C., it outlines key goals.







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