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Sponsored by AstraZeneca, COPD360 will combine patient-reported outcomes, clinical data, and EMR into one of the largest COPD research networks ever assembled.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
In an effort to increase awareness about snoring and sleep disorders associated with ‘dangerous snoring’, American Sleep Association has launched the first annual “Stop Snoring Day” for March 24, 2015.
A Reuters news report indicates that three new cases of measles have been confirmed in Las Vegas by Nevada public health officials.
A team of researchers have found why mucus in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients thickens, which makes them more vulnerable to lung infection.
Saudi Health Ministry figures show that 10 more people in Saudi Arabia have died from MERS over the past week, pushing February's total to 27 people.
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Multiple news sites are reporting that actor Leonard Nimoy, famed for his role as "Spock" in the TV/film franchise "Star Trek," has died of end-stage COPD.
A study from Brazil found that primary care patients were more familiar with the term “emphysema” (75.1%) than "COPD" (9.2%), a disparity they say was linked to level of education.
The world remains highly vulnerable to a possible severe flu pandemic and governments should increase surveillance, vigilance and preparedness, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study surveyed 46,000 tobacco users and showed 40% use multiple products, such as cigarillos, hookah and cigars, and half used e-cigarettes.