Emphysema is a debilitating disease that afflicts more than three million Americans. The disease is caused primarily by smoking and leads to a progressive, irreversible breakdown of lung tissue.
Emphysema Pathophysiology, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
Emphysema is a chronic or long term lung disease. This disease is typically called hyperinflation.
Lungs of marijuana smokers exhibit greater levels of airway inflammatory markers and emphysema as compared to those of tobacco-only smokers.
Researchers from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital have found marijuana smokers have a higher rate of emphysema and airway diseases compared to cigarette smokers.
Airway inflammation and emphysema are more common in marijuana smokers than cigarette smokers, according to a study published in Radiology, a journal of the Radiological Society of North America.
Asthma + Lung UK is calling for lung health to become an urgent priority after a damning report, released ahead of World COPD Day tomorrow, reveals that almost a quarter1 of people surveyed with the deadly lung disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), waited more than five years for a diagnosis, whilst one in eight waited more than a decade.
For patients dealing with lingering respiratory symptoms from the novel coronavirus, a chest X-ray can reveal only so much.
Smoke began billowing into the skies of northwestern Nevada in September, clouding the mountains, dimming the sun — and quashing residents' hopes that they would be spared from wildfires and the awful air quality the blazes produce.
As part of its mission to enhance access to quality healthcare where people live and work, NYU Langone Health continues to grow its outpatient network in Suffolk County on Long Island with new locations and specialty services.
Alveoli are the basic functional units of the human respiratory system, acting as tiny air sacs that exchange gases. Air inhaled through the mouth and nose flows into the lungs through the branched structure of the bronchial tubes, and the alveoli appear in the deep sections of this network.
The first randomized controlled trial to compare two different lung volume reduction procedures for people with emphysema has found that both lead to similar improvements in lung function, breathlessness and exercise capacity.
Researchers investigated whether different leisure time physical activities (LT-PA) were differentially associated with all-cause mortality and mortality risks from cancer or cardiovascular disorders among elder individuals.
Nepal has the world's highest age-adjusted death rate for chronic lung disease at 182.5 per 100,000 population, with more than 3,000 years lost to ill health or disability from the condition, according to an international study.
Patients with lung cancer who attended a lung cancer screening event and who then participated in a personalized smoking cessation study achieved smoking abstinence rates of more than 30 percent, according to research presented today at the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer 2022 in Vienna.
Structural differences in lung airways between men and woman may be the cause of differences in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence and outcomes between the sexes.
Not all electronic cigarette devices are created equal. Some fourth-generation models – such as Juul devices – are associated with unique changes in markers of immune responses inside our airways.
A significant percentage of Black men found to have normal lung function after race-based adjustments to spirometry were actually found to have emphysema on their computed tomography (CT) scans, according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference.
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have other comorbid disorders, a new study from University of Bergen, Norway shows.
CT-detected emphysema is linked to a higher risk of lung cancer, a risk that increases with emphysema severity, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology.
The vast majority of people infected with the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 experience mild cold-like symptoms, moderate flu-like symptoms, or no symptoms at all, but the virus is so transmissible that it still spread deep into lung tissue to cause severe disease and death in thousands of people in the United States in 2022 alone.
A new study estimated long-term COVID-19, or, long COVID, and the trajectory of disease symptoms in a representative sample in the US.
Deaths from common lung diseases are on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa but a simple screening method could significantly reduce their occurrence in the region, a study says.