A Danish study finds that children who develop asthma by age 7 have deficits in lung function and increased bronchial responsiveness as neonates.
Led since its inception by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc, the DRIVE4COPD campaign will now be led by the COPD Foundation in an effort to expand the campaign’s reach to raise awareness about COPD.
Researchers found that adjusting mechanical ventilator settings in the ICU to pump smaller breaths to patients with acute lung injury can reduce the chances of death by as much as 8%.
Researchers found that children exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke who also had allergic sensitizations during early childhood are at greater risk for decreased lung function at age 7 compared to children who had not developed allergic sensitizations by this age.
Covidien announced last week that it has reached a “definitive agreement” to acquire Newport Medical Instruments Inc.
The Lung Genomics Research Consortium Web site makes a broad range of genomic data on chronic lung disease, including COPD and interstitial lung disease, available in a format tailored for investigators’ needs.
Researchers have found that a key protein involved in cell function and regulation is stopped by a substance present in cigarette smoke.
Tobacco companies had sued the FDA over the labeling requirements in two separate cases, arguing that the new regulations violate the companies’ First Amendment rights.
The once-daily bronchodilator is now available in the United States for patients with COPD.
While many private insurers have approved BT on a case-by-case basis, the coverage policies from Michigan-based Priority Health and Minnesota-based HealthPartners are the first to include their full memberships, totaling about 2 million people.