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  • A Stark Reminder of Polio

    By Ted Hill, MBE, CEO, The British Polio FellowshipThe recent news that 107 children in the U.S. have been left paralyzed from what is being described as a “Polio-like disease” is deeply concerning. It offers a stark reminder of times gone by when the world was plunged into a Polio epidemic that killed thousands and left many more with lasting ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 10, 2015
  • Respiratory ‘Call for Targets’ Issued to World’s Researchers

    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 with MRC Technology’s Centre for Therapeutic Discovery (CTD) on target validation and ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on March 26, 2015
  • New Insight into Asthma Triggers

    Could you unknowingly be aiding and abetting your patient's asthma triggers simply by labeling them as such? New research suggests that just might be the case when it comes to odor-triggered asthma. Researchers at the Monell Center have found ''that simply believing that an odor is potentially harmful can increase airway inflammation in asthmatics ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 28, 2014
  • Researcher Says Traffic Pollution May Affect Unborn Children

    Dr. Mohammad Shamssain and his British research team recently completed a study into the impact of high levels of traffic pollution on schoolchildren's respiratory systems, allergies and conditions such as asthma. The team found the pollution is far-reaching -- right into an expectant mother's womb.Testing the lung functions of 1,397 ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on July 7, 2011
  • Electronic Nose Can 'Smell' Asthma

    Dutch scientists have developed an ''electronic nose'' which can smell if someone has asthma, according to Expatica News Service. What's more, it can sniff out the disease within a mere five minutes. Reports on the diagnostic nostrils appeared in The Netherlands' daily newspaper, Telegraaf, yesterday. For those who ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 3, 2011
  • Children with CF Benefit from Simple Exercise Program

    Many pulmonologists have shied away from formally prescribing exercise as part of the treatment plan for children with cystic fibrosis (CF). But it may be time for change. A small Johns Hopkins Children's Center study of children and teens with CF shows that simple exercise, individually tailored to each patient's preference and lifestyle, can ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on May 3, 2011
  • Researchers Find Gaping Hole in Quality Asthma Care

    Most children do not know how to use their inhalers correctly. Whose fault is that? Care providers. According to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fewer than one in 10 children with asthma use traditional inhalers correctly. While children have more success with newer inhaler designs, at best only one child in four ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on April 5, 2011
  • Causes of Death Shift in COPD Patient Population

    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 increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease and other non-respiratory ailments. The ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on January 20, 2011
  • Healthy Gums May Lead to Healthy Lungs

    Tell modern consumers that whiter teeth will make them sexier and more attractive, and they'll support an entire merchandising line of whitening mouthwashes, toothpastes, stick-on strips, oral bleaching goo and more. But here's a more important reason for the masses to brush, floss and keep teeth and gums healthy: It could contribute to a ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on January 18, 2011
  • Older Survivors of Mechanical Ventilation Can Expect Significant Disability

    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 to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. The study was published online and ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views (Weblog) on January 12, 2011
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