research grant
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have obtained an $11 million grant from the Department of Defense to study the role of beta blockers in patients with COPD.
pregnancy sleep
A recently published study reveals an elevated upper body position may improve respiratory safety in women early after childbirth.
According to News Medical, researchers have discovered a link between an essential pumping system that does not function in individuals with cystic fibrosis and Toxoplasma.
blood clot
New data suggests that lung cancer surgery patients are at an increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism than previously thought.
child hospital
According to data, the use of real-time PCR testing reduced antibiotic treatment and the use of chest X-rays among children hospitalized for acute respiratory infections.
The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has named five major municipalities in China that will partner with the school on policies and programs to reduce smoking.
care award
Ephraim McDowell MedSource in Kentucky has been named a quality respiratory care under the Quality Respiratory Care Recognition program, which began in 2003.
breo ellipta
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Theravance, Inc, have announced that Breo Ellipta has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the once-daily treatment of asthma in patients ages 18 years and older.
A University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston study has shown that hydrogen sulfide can reduce the severity of RSV.
senior vaccine
The findings of a Veterans Affairs study shows the high dose version of a flu vaccine may be more effective than a standard vaccine for those 85 years or older.
Researchers examine the claims behind the use of cigarillos.
Persons with COPD and high blood eosinophil can significantly benefit from the use of inhaled corticosteroids, according to a recent study.
shift worker
A new study of night shift workers reveals that overnight occupational and cognitive impairment is more strongly correlated to insomnia than it is to sleepiness.
lung cancer
A survey in Europe, Asia, and the United States shows that lack of test results may impact treatment and effectiveness for advanced lung cancer patients.
brain study
A team of neuroscientists have identified circuitry in the brain responsible for the increased anxiety often experienced during withdrawal from nicotine addiction.
Current bubble CPAP products available on the market enable respiratory therapists to deliver vital care to newborns and infants.
Post-traumatic stress disorder and sleep disturbances are closely intertwined. Research is ongoing to gather a better understanding of the changes in EMG patterns, PLMD, OSA, insomnia, and nightmares.
New findings about the regulation of PD-L1 have shown therapeutic promise for several cancers, including the most common form of lung cancer, according to a Science Daily news report.
smartphone app
Novartis has plans to roll out the Volari COPD app to 10 countries this year. The app intends to improve patient-physician communication.
cardio fitness
According to a new study, cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced risk of metabolic syndrome among smokers.