Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease News and Research

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has described Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) as a global epidemic; an estimated 210 million people have COPD worldwide and more than 3 million people died of the condition in 2005, which is equal to 5% of all deaths globally that year. Total deaths from COPD are projected to increase by more than 30% in the next 10 years without interventions to cut risks, particularly exposure to tobacco smoke.
Stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in mouse model of COPD and cystic fibrosis

Stem cell therapy can reduce lung inflammation in mouse model of COPD and cystic fibrosis

New study challenges description of airway inflammation in smokers and COPD patients

New study challenges description of airway inflammation in smokers and COPD patients

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Blood test can identify patients with heart injury after non-cardiac surgery

Pharmacists with expanded role in patient oversight reduce hospital readmission rates, study shows

Pharmacists with expanded role in patient oversight reduce hospital readmission rates, study shows

New report estimates economic burden of lung disease in the UK

New report estimates economic burden of lung disease in the UK

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection

Researcher examines scarring process in hope of preventing chronic lung transplant rejection

Cigarette smoke blocks lung's self-healing that can lead to COPD

Cigarette smoke blocks lung's self-healing that can lead to COPD

Study offers hope of improved treatment for people with severe asthma

Study offers hope of improved treatment for people with severe asthma

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

Community-based palliative care linked to reduction in ER visits for dying patients

Rapid patient recruitment and reduced trial costs: is LDS the answer?

Rapid patient recruitment and reduced trial costs: is LDS the answer?

Researchers explore how patients with COPD, heart failure and heart attack fared in ICU

Researchers explore how patients with COPD, heart failure and heart attack fared in ICU

Radiotherapy for breast cancer linked to greater risk of second primary lung cancer

Radiotherapy for breast cancer linked to greater risk of second primary lung cancer

Smoking cessation counseling can be effective when given shortly after lung cancer screening

Smoking cessation counseling can be effective when given shortly after lung cancer screening

New study reveals potential drug to combat life-threatening effects of COPD

New study reveals potential drug to combat life-threatening effects of COPD

Researchers develop new method that can rapidly profile resistome of gut microbial communities

Researchers develop new method that can rapidly profile resistome of gut microbial communities

Study finds link between air pollution and daily cause-specific mortality in China

Study finds link between air pollution and daily cause-specific mortality in China

Exosome isolation using ultracentrifugation

Exosome isolation using ultracentrifugation

UNC scientists isolate protein that could play role in asthmatics

UNC scientists isolate protein that could play role in asthmatics

Better fungal disease diagnostics could be critical to fight against antimicrobial resistance

Better fungal disease diagnostics could be critical to fight against antimicrobial resistance

Scientists identify sugar molecule that reduces inflammatory response and COPD progression

Scientists identify sugar molecule that reduces inflammatory response and COPD progression