Experimental findings support a connection between mucins in the lung and pulmonary fibrosis

Related video A team of investigators led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty at CU Anschutz Medical Campus has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis. The findings are published in Nature Communications. “The overproduction of a lung mucin (MUC5B) has consistently been shown to […]

Researchers identify link between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis

Related video Experimental findings support a connection between mucins in the lung and pulmonary fibrosis A team of investigators led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine faculty at CU Anschutz Medical Campus has identified a connection between mucus in the small airways and pulmonary fibrosis. The findings are published in Nature […]

Home-based pulmonary function monitoring for teens with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Related video Heart and lung complications are responsible for much of the morbidity and mortality associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Although regular monitoring of pulmonary function is recommended in order to detect deterioration, compliance with routine testing, such as hospital-based spirometry, is frequently poor. A new study in the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases describes […]

Protein which plays role in sensing cell damage serves as new target to treat pulmonary hypertension

Related video A protein with a role in sensing cell damage and viral infections is a new target for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, or increased blood pressure in the lungs, according to research led by Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. The disease can lead to heart failure […]

AHA: Two Heart Surgeries Before His 1st Birthday. Now He’s 12 and Healthy.

Related video All News Consumer Pro New Drugs Pipeline Clinical Trials FDA Alerts More WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Born weighing almost 10 pounds, Caden Konecny arrived pink and loud. His mom, Ashlea, loved everything about her first-born child, except his struggles to breastfeed. Perhaps she was doing something wrong? At Caden’s […]

Pulmonary rehabilitation rarely received by hospitalized COPD patients despite health benefits

Related video Only a tiny fraction of patients hospitalized for COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program following hospitalization, even though such programs are recommended and Medicare covers their cost, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “Participation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Following […]

New genetic pathways associated with severe lung disease identified in extremely premature infants

Related video Scientists from Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and colleagues identified promising new genetic pathways associated with severe lung disease in extremely premature infants, as well as pathways linked to faster recovery from lung disease in this population. The study is the largest to […]

Researchers identify common genetic connection in lung conditions

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 […]