Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Almost 100 million adults have COPD in China

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is widespread in China with 8.6 percent of the country's adult population - almost 100 million people -suffering from the chronic lung disease, according to a new Tulane University ...

Immunology

Another test to help clinicians diagnose asthma more accurately

Although about 24 million Americans are diagnosed with asthma every year, there is no single test that can diagnose the disease. Common symptoms, such as shortness of breath, wheezing, and cough, are relatively nonspecific, ...

Immunology

Asthma might be over diagnosed in children born with HIV

A team of researchers has reassessed the clinical diagnosis of asthma in children born with HIV and found that asthma seems to be overdiagnosed in these patients. Instead, the diagnosis appears to be a new early chronic obstructive ...

Oncology & Cancer

Two biomarkers appear to predict course of IPF

Two T cell biomarkers appear to predict the survival trajectory of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a lung disease that has a varied, but ultimately devastating, impact on patients, according to new research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emotional intelligence linked to self-management in COPD

(HealthDay)—Emotional intelligence, the capacity to understand and manage personal thoughts and feelings, is associated with self-management abilities and quality of life in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

High false negative rate with PFTs in scleroderma lung disease

(HealthDay)—Use of pulmonary function tests (PFTs) is associated with high false negative rates for detection of scleroderma-associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD), according to a study published online Aug. 28 ...

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