Researchers have discovered the biochemical signals in mice that trigger regeneration of lung alveoli, creating the possibility of novel treatments for COPD and other respiratory disorders.
A traveling monument, 24M is a visual representation of the impact of COPD. The monument will be on display in Florida and California over the next 2 months.
DRIVE4COPD celebrity ambassadors Danica Patrick and Patty Loveless are leading the campaign to see who can get the most fans screened for COPD ahead of the Great American Screen Off on November 4.
Bronchitol, an add-on therapy for adult CF patients, is one step closer to receiving marketing authorization in Europe. The drug is expected to be submitted to the FDA early next year for American use.
Researchers have found that sildenafil, which is currently approved for adult pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), may also provide significant benefits for children with PAH.
The AARC reports that RTs responded in larger numbers than any other group to a recent survey looking at clinical alarm issues.
To encourage clinicians to be ready for COPD Awareness Month in November, the campaign offers a number of free tools aimed at reaching the clinicians and patients who go online to find COPD information and resources.
David Lain, JD, PhD, CRT , RRT , discusses philosophy, motivation, research and development, and how he balances it all.
The study finds that while noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation has helped decrease COPD mortality rates, a small group of patients requiring subsequent invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) have a higher risk of death than those placed directly on IMV.
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