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A New Test to Measure the Effectiveness of CF Drugs

UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model to measure and compare the responses of CF and normal airway cells to CF-related infectious/inflammatory factors.

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Clinical Guidelines, Lung Disease, rare lung diseases, lymphangioleiomyomatosis , Pulmonary

New Guidelines Issued for Diagnosis and Care of LAM, a Rare Lung Disease

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The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management of pneumothoraces in patients with LAM.

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Tobacco, Cigarettes, Big Tobbaco, tobacco addiction, tobacco advertising, Smoking and children, smoking and health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco and youth, Flavored, Smoking and cancer, Smoking Cessation

Editorial: Use Big Tobacco’s Nov 26 Corrective Statements to Reduce Smoking

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The court-ordered publication of “corrective statements” by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in the country and that Big Tobacco has a long history of marketing practices aimed at hooking a new generation on a lethal product, according to an editorial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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COPD, Lung Transplant, BODE

Study: Process Used to Select Lung Transplant Patients May Need to Be Changed

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New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine suggests that the system for choosing transplant recipients in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may underestimate how long a person might survive without a lung transplant and therefore, may mislead clinicians.

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Deadly Lung Cancers Are Driven by Multiple Genetic Changes

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A new UC San Francisco–led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant “driver” mutation that can be treated in isolation with a single targeted drug.

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Cancer, Cornell University, Testicular Cancer, Chemotherapy, Medicine, Embryos

This Is Why Testicular Cancer Is So Responsive to Chemo

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Cornell researchers have taken a major step toward answering a key question in cancer research: Why is testicular cancer so responsive to chemotherapy, even after it metastasizes?

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Clinicians Need a Clear Definition of Severe Asthma and Its Phenotypes to Target Precise Management with Biologics and Bronchial Thermoplasty

An article in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology guides medical professionals through the principles involved in using new treatments for severe asthma.

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Nasal Spray, Sinus, Drug Delivery, fluid pathways, sinus paths, nasal cavities, Fluid Dynamics, Saikat Basu, Zainab Farzal, Julia S. Kimbell, University Of North Carolina, Division of Fluid Dynamics, DFD, American Physical Society, APS

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Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cell Signaling, Pharmacy

UK Study Shows Cell Signaling Interaction May Prevent Key Step in Lung Cancer Progression

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Scientific Reports reveals a novel cell signaling interaction that may prevent a key step in lung cancer progression.

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Lung Transplantation, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, William Whited, MD, University Of Louisville, Matthew Fox, MD, United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS), Older Donor Lungs, single lung transplant , Double Lung Transplant, advanced age donors, Ideal donor criteria

Older Donor Lungs Should Be Considered For Transplantation

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The use of lungs from donors older than age 60 has been shown to achieve reasonable outcomes and should be considered as a viable option.







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