Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lung disease sufferers falling 'under the radar'

South Australians suffering from the most common fatal lung disease face an ongoing struggle with health services, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Visualizing how infection exacerbates lung disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death worldwide. The disease, characterized by constricted airways due to bronchitis and emphysema, is commonly seen in smokers but can also be brought on ...

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New marker discovered to aid early detection of lung damage

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a widespread disease. In Austria alone, there are between 500,000 and 600,000 sufferers; around ninety per cent of cases are the result of smoking. Now, under the leadership ...

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CT scans for lung cancer screening may be beneficial in detecting COPD

Among men who were current or former heavy smokers, undergoing lung cancer screening with computed tomography (CT) scanning identified a substantial proportion who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggesting ...

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Unusual lung structures may raise risk of pulmonary disease

The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study led by researchers at McGill University ...

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Different treatment options in chronic coronary artery disease

Sometimes cardiologists and cardiac surgeons can agree! There is often disagreement between the professions of cardiology and cardiac surgery about the proper therapy for coronary artery disease (CAD)—and this can harm ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Large increase in rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases

Between 1980 and 2014, the rate of death from chronic respiratory diseases, such as COPD, increased by nearly 30 percent overall in the U.S., although this trend varied by county, sex, and chronic respiratory disease type, ...

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