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.
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

New TSRI study shows how Piezo2 protein plays critical role in sensing lung expansion

New TSRI study shows how Piezo2 protein plays critical role in sensing lung expansion

Scientists detail structure of molecule implicated in Alzheimer's disease

Scientists detail structure of molecule implicated in Alzheimer's disease

Chronic shortness of breath could be warning signal for potential heart or lung disease

Chronic shortness of breath could be warning signal for potential heart or lung disease

Scientists discover how COPD patients' lungs lose ability to repair damages

Scientists discover how COPD patients' lungs lose ability to repair damages

Never-smoking women are susceptible to COPD, study suggests

Never-smoking women are susceptible to COPD, study suggests

New study finds smoking cessation at any age reduces risk of death

New study finds smoking cessation at any age reduces risk of death

NTM lung infections

NTM lung infections

Deprived patients with chronic lung disease more likely to face malnutrition risk

Deprived patients with chronic lung disease more likely to face malnutrition risk

High daily doses of vitamin D can help reduce incidence of ARI in older, long-term care residents

High daily doses of vitamin D can help reduce incidence of ARI in older, long-term care residents

Mild postoperative pulmonary complications linked to increased mortality risk

Mild postoperative pulmonary complications linked to increased mortality risk