The US FDA has approved Nivolumab (Opdivo), the first immunotherapy to be available for use in the treatment of lung cancer.
Sponsored by AstraZeneca, COPD360 will combine patient-reported outcomes, clinical data, and EMR into one of the largest COPD research networks ever assembled.
Maquet Medical Systems USA has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Flight Medical to distribute the Flight 60 mechanical ventilator, Flight Medical’s flagship product.
A closer look at one of the world’s premier pulmonary care hospitals, National Jewish Health in Denver, which was ranked #2 in best pulmonology programs by US News & World Report in 2014.
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According to a study published in JAMA, use of the nicotine addiction drug varenicline produced greater reductions in smoking and increased smoking cessation rates.
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While children get the flu on average every other year, flu infections in adults tend to occur at a steady rate of about two per decade, UK researchers say.
More than 90% of online vendors do not comply with a 2013 law to verify customers' ages for e-cigarette purchases, meaning kids are able to purchase the devices with ease.
The most common comorbidities observed in COPD patients were cardiovascular disease (34.8%), diabetes (22.8%), and asthma (14.7%). Most patients (52.8%)
Advances in technology, as well as an increased understanding of the physiology and effects of mechanical ventilation, have had a profound impact on ventilator use in the pre-hospital setting.
Actelion Ltd's New Drug Application (NDA) for selexipag (Uptravi) in the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was accepted by the FDA.
An article by U.S. News & World Report covers the issue of sleep talking, which frequently occurs unknown to those with the sleep disorder until their partner tells them.
There is no cure for COPD, but some patients at the COPD clinic at the University of Colorado Hospital have found that a certain type of music is good medicine.
Kansas State University researchers are surveying for swine influenza viruses as part of a $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
The HAMILTON‐MR1 ventilator is now equipped with a CE-approved Neonatal Option, which means the device can now provide optimal ventilation therapy during MRI procedures for all patient populations.
An ACAAI study found that 22% of children born to mothers who took antibiotics during pregnancy were diagnosed with asthma by age 3, compared to 11% of children whose mothers did not take prenatal antibiotics.
Double-lung transplantation has been associated with better graft survival than single-lung transplantation in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to JAMA research.
Biota Pharmaceuticals Inc has commenced dosing of patients in its Phase 2b SPIRITUS trial of vapendavir for the treatment of human rhinovirus (HRV).
The Washington Post says the world should learn from the Ebola crisis and focus its attention on the Middle East respiratory syndrome outbreak before it is too late.
A decline in smoking rates may mean that many people who could have benefited from early detection of lung cancer are dying because they don’t qualify for low-dose CT scans, according to a group of Mayo Clinic researchers.
The presence of pulmonary hypertension may independently predict poor short- and long-term outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis.