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GSK’s Triple-COPD Trial a Success
June 20, 2016 12:28 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras From Digital Look , some exciting — and relieving news — for GlaxoSmithKline. European and U.S. regulatory submissions are likely to be completed the end of 2016 based on the data from this Phase III clinical test by GSK and its regular Read More...
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Greater Than the Sum
February 25, 2016 10:46 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There’s a saying that gets thrown around, often in the context of sports, that the “whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Seemingly oxymoronic, the point is typically made when trying to explain how a team of unextraordinary players Read More...
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Lights Out
November 6, 2015 7:25 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras It’s hard to believe that until only fairly recently, indoor smoking was still alive and well. Even at restaurants, a host asking if you would prefer to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section was standard. In recent years, however, Read More...
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Americans Celebrate 80th Year of Social Security
August 14, 2015 9:05 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
AARP released results of a survey this week as America marks the 80th anniversary of Social Security on August 14, 2015. Americans of all ages continue to have strong feelings of support for Social Security, and the survey found several key themes. According Read More...
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High-Tech Game Changers for Poor Sleep
July 23, 2015 3:23 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) this week announced the formation of its new Sleep Technology Council, “a group whose mission will be to support and enable innovations in consumer sleep technology." The council will include participants from several Read More...
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Americans Harbor Conflicting Attitudes about Sleep
May 14, 2015 12:07 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Newly released research conducted by the Better Sleep Council (BSC) shows Americans are conflicted in their thoughts about sleep. The survey found that a large majority of people understand that sleep is necessary to recharge, restore and refresh. However, Read More...
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Improving Aerosol Therapy for Respiratory Disorders
May 1, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Premier healthcare innovation marketplace, Edison Nation Medical, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), have announced a global search to uncover innovations for improving aerosol therapy for patients with respiratory disorders. Inhaled Read More...
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Respiratory ‘Call for Targets’ Issued to World’s Researchers
March 26, 2015 3:57 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
MRC Technology, an independent life science research charity, recently announced a ‘call for targets’ to find new therapeutic concepts for treatment of respiratory disease. The worldwide call to academic researchers offers the opportunity to collaborate Read More...
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President of COPD Foundation Underscores Need for More Awareness
August 29, 2011 9:53 AM by Valerie Newitt
When the Centers for Disease Control announced last week yet another study (see news release at bottom) citing Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease (which includes both COPD and asthma) as the third leading cause of death in the United States, John W. Walsh, Read More...
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Researchers: Vitamin D Deficiency Inhibits Lung Growth and Decreases Function
February 25, 2011 2:04 PM by Valerie Newitt
Previously linked to the severity of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in humans, vitamin D deficiency has now been shown to alter lung structure and function in young mice. According to a Newswise news release, the new study, conducted Read More...
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Causes of Death Shift in COPD Patient Population
January 20, 2011 12:18 PM by Valerie Newitt
Patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are on long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) have more to worry about than breathing difficulties. According to a new study by researchers in Sweden, COPD patients on LTOT today face an Read More...
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Older Survivors of Mechanical Ventilation Can Expect Significant Disability
January 12, 2011 9:43 AM by Valerie Newitt
Patients aged 65 and older who survive use of mechanical ventilation during a hospitalization are more likely to suffer from long-term disabilities after leaving the hospital than those who survive hospitalization without mechanical ventilation, according Read More...
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Vitamin E: Possible Preventative Strategy for COPD
May 17, 2010 10:10 AM by Sharlene George
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease once carried a hopeless prognosis, and few physicians could imagine a simple, low-risk intervention. That perspective is a thing of the past, as evidenced by an intriguing study presented at a press conference held Read More...
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Top Tweets of January
February 1, 2010 8:43 AM by Mike Bederka
Here's what readers clicked on most frequently in January. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/advancerespcare . * Swine flu might come back strong. Is 3rd wave on horizon? http://ow.ly/Wppd * Exhaled Nitric Oxide Shows Promise For COPD. http://ow.ly/SK1E Read More...
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It’s All in the Genes
March 26, 2009 4:01 PM by Frank Visco
Researchers at Wake Forest University have suggested genetics may explain why only 25% of long-term smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases even though 90 percent of COPD is attributed to smoking. The study considered variations in the Read More...
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