Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How platelets help resolve lung inflammation

Treating patients with acute respiratory failure is a constant challenge in intensive care medicine. In most cases, the underlying cause is lung inflammation triggered by a bacterial infection or—more rarely, despite being ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Machine learning comes of age in cystic fibrosis

World-leading AI technology developed by the Cambridge Centre for AI in Medicine and their colleagues offers a glimpse of the future of precision medicine, and unprecedented predictive power to clinicians caring for individuals ...

Immunology

New research may explain severe virus attacks on the lungs

In some cases, immune cells in the lungs can contribute to worsening a virus attack. In a new study, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden describe how immune cells called macrophages develop in the lungs and which ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

International recommendations for nontuberculous mycobacteria

NTMs are closely related to tuberculosis bacteria and can (but do not need to) cause infectious diseases in humans. They are called "nontuberculous mycobacteria" (NTMs) to distinguish them from tuberculosis bacteria. There ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Severe forms of the disease can damage the heart

People with the most severe forms of COVID-19 are often older and have existing health problems. About 10% of COVID-19 patients have heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Yet surprisingly, people with lung disease, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In some cases, COVID-19 may harm the brain: study

(HealthDay)—The woman worked in the airlines industry and was in her late 50s. She arrived at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit with a cough, fever and mental confusion that had arisen over the prior three days.

Immunology

Boost to lung immunity following infection

The strength of the immune system in response to respiratory infections is constantly changing, depending on the history of previous, unrelated infections, according to new research from the Crick.

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