Common genetic link in lung ailments

Related video An international research team led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty has identified a genetic connection between rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The findings are published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. “By uncovering this link in the genetic […]

What is orthopnea?

Related video Symptoms Causes Diagnosis Treatment Takeaway Orthopnea is a shortness of breath that affects a person when they are lying down but subsides in other positions, such as standing or sitting up. Orthopnea is often a symptom of heart failure or lung disease, but it can also result from other conditions. For people with […]

What tests are used to diagnose COPD?

Related video Pulmonary function tests What do the results mean? Arterial blood gas What do the results mean? Alpha-1 antitrypsin (ATT) deficiency screening What do the results mean? Imaging tests What do the results mean? Differential diagnosis Takeaway Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is the medical name for a group of long-term lung conditions. […]

Synspira’s abstracts accepted for presentation at the 32nd Annual NACFC

Related video Synspira, a privately held company developing a new class of inhaled glycopolymer-based therapeutics for the treatment of pulmonary disease, today announced that three abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 32nd Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (NACFC), occurring October 18-20 in Denver, CO. The three presentations detail the results of research […]

Does high altitude affect COPD?

Related video Preparing for high altitude High altitude and COPD risks Altitude sickness When to see a doctor while traveling Living at a high altitude with COPD Takeaway At a high altitude, there is less oxygen available to breathe. This can pose risks to people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A study in Respiratory Research […]