Oncology & Cancer

Blood biomarker may detect lung cancer

A new study shows that patients with stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer have different metabolite profiles in their blood than those of patients who are at risk but do not have lung cancer. The study abstract ...

Cardiology

Alternate approach to traditional CPR saves lives

A new study shows that survival and neurological outcomes for patients in cardiac arrest can be improved by adding extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) when performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The study ...

Health

ATS issues top five 'Choosing Wisely' recommendations

(HealthDay)—The top five pulmonology-related issues that physicians and patients should question have been released by the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society (ATS) as part of the Choosing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotics not effective for cough due to 'common cold' in children

New research suggests that antibiotics are not effective in treating cough due to the common cold in children. The study, presented at CHEST 2012, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, found that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Poverty, rural living linked to increased COPD mortality in the US

New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores the widespread disparities associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality by state, poverty level, and urban vs rural ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pulmonary hypertension deaths and hospitalizations on the rise

New research indicates an increase in the number of US deaths and hospitalizations related to pulmonary hypertension. A research team from Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, examined multiple cause of death mortality ...

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