Ozone threat from climate change

Related video Increasing temperatures due to climate change will shift climatic conditions, resulting in worse air quality by increasing the number of days with high concentrations of ozone, according to a new journal article on air quality throughout the Mid-Atlantic region from researchers at the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment(CEOE). Cristina […]

New technique reduces postoperative deficit of oxygen in the blood in patients with morbid obesity

Related video Postoperative pulmonary complications This is a randomized controlled trial with the aim of decreasing the prevalence of postoperative hypoxemia (deficiency of blood oxygenation) with the early application of oxygen therapy. This is done through a high-flow nasal cannula (double tube) in patients with morbid obesity undergoing bariatric surgery (technique to obtain significant weight […]

Shaky scaffold changes lung infrastructure

Related video Our lungs work tirelessly all through the day to keep us breathing, seamlessly expanding and contracting. When lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred, it can lose its flexibility, making it harder to breathe. Lung scarring can lead to diseases like pulmonary fibrosis, and potentially life-threatening complications. Lung fibrosis can also develop in patients […]

Maternal obesity may negatively affect children’s lung development

Related video Obesity during pregnancy may negatively affect children’s lung development, according to new research. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-;Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for July. Research shows that babies born to overweight people are more likely to develop respiratory conditions ranging […]

Scientists suggest possible cell-based therapy for premature infants with rare lung condition

Related video Preclinical results need more study Researchers suggest a possible cell-based therapy to stimulate lung development in fragile premature infants who suffer from a rare condition called Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), which in the most severe cases can lead to lifelong breathing problems and even death. Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center report in […]