A New Pill to Swallow
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved roflumilast , a pill taken daily to decrease the frequency of flare-ups (exacerbations) or worsening of symptoms from severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ).
Diseases that May Go Hand in Hand
Patients who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a greater risk of developing shingles compared to those without COPD. The risk becomes even greater for those taking oral steroids for COPD.
Better News for Patient on Ventilation
New clinical guidelines for use of noninvasive ventilation in critical care settings are published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
You're Doing It Wrong
Once asthma and lung disease patients leave the hospital and are no longer under the supervision of physicians, they are likely to misuse their respiratory inhalers, according to new research.
Lung Disease Leads to Death from Other Causes
Patients who are undergoing long-term oxygen therapy to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of death from other non-respiratory health complications.
Good Gums Mean Good Lungs
Having healthy gums may prevent serious and potentially fatal respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
Diesel in the Air
Researchers from Duke University have discovered how nanoparticles in diesel fumes can harm cells in the lungs.
Lung-Cancer Link: TB or not TB?
Though a direct link has never been established between tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer, researchers have established some compelling evidence suggesting a correlation.