February 2nd, 2014

Researchers shed new light on double-lung transplants

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140127141748.htm

 

 

Heart Attack Signal Found for Spiriva in COPD  (Respimat)

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/SmokingCOPD/44040

 

 

 

Study shows link between antioxidant supplements and lung cancer

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/study-shows-link-between-antioxidant-supplements-and-lung-cancer/article16571261/

 

Bacteria in lungs make COPD patients sicker, even without flare-ups

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubreporter/research/news.host.html/content/shared/university/news/ub-reporter-articles/stories/2014/January/copd_colonization.detail.html

Patients May Have to Compete With Computers for Doctors' Attention

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_144333.html

 

Leonard Nimoy  (Spock) Addresses Health Concerns

http://www.treknews.net/tag/leonard-nimoy/

 

Humidifiers: Air moisture eases skin, breathing symptoms

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/common-cold/in-depth/humidifiers/ART-20048021/

 

 

Increasing Exercise Tolerance in COPD Patients with Ambulatory Ventilation

 

http://rt.alliedmedia360.com//launch.aspx?eid=f96e3c57-ebd5-47fd-9278-2ecb0ef9fdf6&pnum=12&sp_rid=Mzk4MTcxODg1NTQS1&sp_mid=7847794

 

 

 

January 26, 2014

The Rocky Road to a Better Flu Vaccine

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140123222039.htm

 

 

 

Increasing Exercise Tolerance in COPD Patients with Ambulatory Ventilation

 

http://www.rtmagazine.com/clinical/19370-increasing-exercise-tolerance-in-copd-patients-with-ambulatory-ventilation/

 

 

Caution: Cold aggravates breathing problems

 

http://www.gloucestertimes.com/lifestyle/x651190752/Caution-Cold-aggravates-breathing-problems

 

 

Last-Resort Therapy Saving Lives During Flu Epidemic

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122133639.htm

 

Research breakthrough in understanding hereditary emphysema (Alpha 1)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140113100455.htm

 

 

January 19th, 2014

 

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. receives Health Canada approval for UltibroTM Breezhaler®, a once-daily dual bronchodilator for COPD

http://www.chrgonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=465878&cat=;31

 

 

A Report of the Surgeon General: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease - The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable DiseaseFact Sheet  (USA)

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/tobaccosmoke/factsheet.html

 

 

Research Breakthrough in Understanding Hereditary Emphysema

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140113100455.htm

 

 

 

January 12th, 2014

Key UB Study Explores How H. influenzae Thrives in COPD

http://medicine.buffalo.edu/news_and_events/research-news.host.html/content/shared/smbs/news/2014/01/murphy-sethi-haemophilus-influenzae-3413.detail.html

 

ANORO™ ELLIPTA™ approved for COPD treatment in Canada

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1673240

 

Determinants of arterial stiffness in COPD

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2466/14/1

 

 

Comparison of clinical features between non-smokers with COPD and smokers with COPD: a retrospective observational study

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=15450

Do E-Cigarettes Encourage Kids to Start Smoking?

http://www.rtmagazine.com/news/19350-do-e-cigarettes-encourage-kids-to-start-smoking/

 

 

Can Ginger Help With Asthma?

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304325004579298901639961332

 

January 5, 2014

 

Staph stoppers

New vaccine from University of Iowa protects against lethal pneumonia caused by staph bacteria

 

http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/12/staph-stoppers

 

 

 

 

Odor Receptors Discovered in Lungs: Just Like Ones in the Nose, but Instead of Conjuring Up a Cup of Coffee They Might Make You Cough

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140102152338.htm

 

 

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat COPD

Medication combines two bronchodilators, experts say

 

http://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/news/20131218/fda-approves-new-drug-to-treat-copd?ecd=wnl_cop_010114&ctr=wnl-cop-010114_ld-stry&mb=eXW8KG9ukvOrNeqiHDXeduHnVev1imbCb45ZII3VNaw%3d

 

Phil Everly of rock's Everly Brothers dies at 74 - L.A. Times

http://music.yahoo.com/news/phil-everly-rock-39-everly-brothers-dies-74-021435388.html

 

 

 

 

December 29, 2013

Clinical factors associated with the humoral immune response to influenza vaccination in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

 http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=15377

Chronic Lung Disease Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Memory Loss

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=15377

Experience of fatigue, and its relationship to physical capacity and disease severity in men and women with COPD

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=15289

 

 

 

December 22nd, 2013

FDA Taking Closer Look at 'Antibacterial' Soap

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm378393.htm

 

ANORO(TM) ELLIPTA(TM) Approved as First Once-Daily Dual Bronchodilator for the Treatment of COPD in the US

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20131218-909085.html

 

A 1-year follow-up study exploring the associations between perception of illness and health-related quality of life in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=15338

 

 

 

Sleep Apnea: An Overlooked Risk Factor for Heart Disease

http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/lung_disorders/Sleep-Apnea-And-Heart-Disease_6676-1.html

 

 

 

Breathalyser to Detect Lung Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216095342.htm

December 15th, 2013

 

Many Lung Cancer Tumors May Prove Harmless, Study Finds

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_143257.html

 

 

New class of drug shows promise for treating asthma and COPD

http://www.thealmagest.com/new-class-drug-shows-promise-treating-asthma-copd/6558

 

 

 

 

Honey plus coffee versus systemic steroid in the treatment of persistent post-infectious cough: a randomised controlled trial.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23966217

 

Chronic Cough: An Update

http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(13)00722-2/fulltext

 

From Common Colds to Deadly Lung Diseases, One Protein Plays Key Role

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131209105346.htm

 

How does H. influenzae thrive in COPD patients?

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-12-influenzae-copd-patients.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 8th, 2013

Review Examines Gender Differences in COPD Patients

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131203105933.htm

 

UBC researchers receive $7.2 million to develop test for pulmonary disease 'lung attacks'

http://science.ubc.ca/news/740

 

Hospital readmissions following initiation of nebulized arformoterol tartrate or nebulized short-acting beta-agonists among inpatients treated for COPD

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=15220

 

Standardized evaluation of lung congestion during COPD exacerbation better identifies patients at risk of dying

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=15191

 

 

December 1st, 2013

 

Lungs don't die when you do': New transplant program might ease shortages

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/lungs-dont-die-when-you-do-new-transplant-program-could-2D11603373

 

Long-Term Oral Steroid Use: A Double-Edged Sword

http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/lung_disorders/Long-Term-Oral-Steroid-Use_6635-1.html?s=ELH_131128_001&st

 

Impact of night-time symptoms in COPD: a real-world study in five European countries

 http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=15099

 

60 years in an iron lung: US polio survivor worries about new global threat

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/60-years-iron-lung-us-polio-survivor-worries-about-new-2D11641456

 

Chronic obstructive lung disease linked to asthma

http://www.newsfix.ca/2013/11/26/chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-linked-to-asthma/

 

 

November 24th, 2013

 

World's leading lung societies unite to call for improvements in healthcare

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/269026.php

 

Metal coil therapy may provide same benefits as major surgery for COPD

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20131120/Metal-coil-therapy-may-provide-same-benefits-as-major-surgery-for-COPD.aspx

 

Study Improves Detection of Biomarkers to Predict Lung Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118091536.htm

 

In COPD, vitamin D deficiency is predictive of … nothing (AJRCCM)

http://pulmccm.org/2012/copd-review/in-copd-vitamin-d-deficiency-is-predictive-of-nothing-ajrccm/

 

 

http://www.rtmagazine.com/research/19268-copd-associated-with-mild-cognitive-impairment/

 

 

 

November 17th, 2013

NIH survey identifies barriers to effective patient-provider dialogue about COPD

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/press-releases/2013/nih-survey-identifies-barriers-to-effective-patient-provider-dialogue-about-copd.html

Vitamin C Could Ease Muscle Fatigue in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients

http://www.the-aps.org/mm/hp/Audiences/Public-Press/For-the-Press/releases/13/35.html

 

How to Choose a Multivitamin

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2013/11/08/how-to-choose-a-multivitamin

 

Why Women Have Greater Shortness of Breath Than Men When Exercising

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131107191829.htm

 

 

November 10th, 2013

 

Indacaterol vs Tiotropium: Tie on FEV1; Spiriva wins on exacerbations

http://pulmccm.org/2013/randomized-controlled-trials/indacaterol-vs-tiotropium-tie-fev1-spiriva-wins-exacerbations/

 

Why Lung Cancer Strikes Nonsmokers

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/features/why-lung-cancer-strikes-nonsmokers

 

Breo Ellipta (vilanterol/fluticasone) matches Advair in RCT (Chest)

http://pulmccm.org/2013/randomized-controlled-trials/breo-ellipta-vilanterolfluticasone-matches-advair-rct-chest/

 

 

http://www.rtmagazine.com/news/19258-early-trials-positive-for-new-copd-and-asthma-drug/

 

Home Remedies for Fast Flu Relief (from WebMD)

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/flu-guide/home-remedies-for-fast-flu-relief

 

 

Vitamin D levels linked to emphysema

http://www.medwirenews.com/1741/104927/COPD/Vitamin_D_levels_linked_to_emphysema.html

 

November 3, 2013

Health Canada approves Tudorza™ Genuair™ as a new treatment for patients living with COPD

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1252059/health-canada-approves-tudorzatm-genuairtm-as-a-new-treatment-for-patients-living-with-copd

 

COPD Support Program Cuts Hospitalizations (Note:  you may need to join MedPage to read) (it's FREE)

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/CHEST/42671

 

COPD patients' response to inhaled bronchodilators may be influenced by DNA variants

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/267957.php

 

 

Flu Activity Canada - Public Health Agency of Canada

http://dsol-smed.phac-aspc.gc.ca/dsol-smed/fluwatch/fluwatch.phtml?lang=e

 

Flu Activity & Surveillance (USA)

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/fluactivitysurv.htm

 

Last Two Ozone-Depleting Inhalers Being Phased Out (in the US - Combivent & Maxair)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_142010.html

 

Novel drug effective for asthma, COPD

http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/novel-drug-effective-for-asthma-copd/article/318010/

 

 

October 27th, 2013

DNA Variants May Influence COPD Patients' Response to Inhaled Bronchodilators

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131025091932.htm

 

New class of drug shows promise for treating asthma and COPD

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-10-class-drug-asthma-copd.html

 

Comments on E-Cigarettes by Richard Hurt, M.D., founder and director of Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center (NDC)

http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/files/2013/10/Dr.-R.Hurt-on-E-Cigs.pdf

 

 

October 20th, 2013

 

 

COPD Management: Avoiding Readmissions Due to Acute
Exacerbation (Part One of Two)

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=2dca3427-e502-4778-becd-7675f2dd200f&pnum=8

 

Oxygen Therapy: Out of the ICU, Into the Home

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=2dca3427-e502-4778-becd-7675f2dd200f&pnum=22

 

Preventing COPD Flares (from Johns Hopkins News Alerts)

http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/lung_disorders/Preventing-COPD-Flares-with-Macrolides_6634-1.html

 

World First: Lungs Awaiting Transplant Preserved 11 Hours Outside Body

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131015094159.htm

 

Albuterol Recall (US and Puerto Rico)

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm371151.htm

 

Association Between Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/811339_1

 

 

Scientists Discover Genetic Disease That Causes Recurrent Respiratory Infections

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017144544.htm

 

UBC’s Dr. James Hogg receives prestigious national award for leadership in medicine

 

October 13th, 2013

Inhaled Corticosteroids Raise Pneumonia Risk

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130918130650.htm

 

 

Beclometasone for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (from the Cochrane Library re: Cortocosteroids)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009769.pub2/abstract

 

Integrated disease management interventions for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (from the Cochrane Library)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD009437.pub2/abstract

 

 

What are the health benefits of cinnamon?  (Please also note the bottom of the article; potential contributor - liver damage )

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266069.php

 

Liquorice Alleviates Troublesome Symptoms Following Intubation (pre op)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131008091433.htm

 

 

October 6, 2013

 

Anxiety Disorders in Patients With COPD & Reply (from Respiratory Care)

http://rc.rcjournal.com/content/58/10/e131.2.full.pdf+html

 

Most-recognized respiratory brands - September 2013

http://www.drugs.com/news/most-recognized-respiratory-brands-september-2013-47848.html

 

Oxidative stress and macrolides in bronchiectasis—

exhaling few clues (Editorial)

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12161/pdf

 

Adult stem cells for chronic lung diseases

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12112/pdf

 

 

 

September 29, 2013

 

Reduced physical activity in COPD not just disease related

http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130925/Reduced-physical-activity-in-COPD-not-just-disease-related.aspx

 

 

Telehealth 811 now available to Prince Edward Islanders

 http://www.chrgonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=452055&cat=;31

 

Now available in Saskatchewan, (Pr)SEEBRI* BREEZHALER*, a long-term once-daily maintenance treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

http://www.chrgonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=451802&cat=;33

 

 

September 22, 2013

 

High Flow Oxygen; Does It Make a Difference?

http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?eid=4fdebf31-07ec-4fab-a067-d786887dc438&pnum=24

 

http://www.rtmagazine.com/news/19173-tiotropium-effective-in-mist-or-powder-form-for-copd/

 

Factors associated with changes in quality of life of COPD patients: A prospective study in primary care

http://www.resmedjournal.com/article/S0954-6111(13)00183-2/abstract

 

Role of indacaterol and the newer very long-acting β2-agonists in patients with stable COPD: a review

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=14391

 

 

Could a Pair of Respiratory Disease Treatments Save This Big Pharma?

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/09/16/could-a-pair-of-respiratory-disease-treatments-sav.aspx

 

Inhaled Corticosteroids Raise Pneumonia Risk

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130918130650.htm

 

 

September 15, 2013

 

Large International Study of COPD Drug Finds Two Types of Inhalers Equally Safe And Effective

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/large_international_study_of_copd_drug_finds_two_types_of_inhalers_equally_safe_and_effective

 

Daxas Improves Quality of Life in COPD Patients

(please note that this is a release from the Supplier)

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2013/09/daxas-improves-quality-life-copd-patients

 

Balance Training Beneficial to COPD Patients

http://www.rtmagazine.com/research/19154-balance-training-beneficial-to-copd

 

Obstructive Lung Disease Linked With Decline in Memory and Information Processing

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130910205437.htm

 

Are New COPD Inhalers Safe? (Please note:  Although published in the August 30th New England Journal of Medicine, the research was funded by  Boehringer Ingelheim)

http://www.dailyrx.com/mist-inhalers-copd-are-no-more-dangerous-powder-inhalers-according-study

 

New Strategy Could Reduce Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130910093903.htm

 

 

Breathalyzer-like Gas Detector Accurately Diagnoses Patients with Aspergillus Fungal Pneumonia

 http://www.icaac.org/index.php/submit-your-abstract/45-icaac2012/newsroom/1000014-breathalyzer-like-gas-detector-accurately-diagnoses-patients-with-aspergillus-fungal-pneumonia

 

 

From the American Thoracic Society  (patient information hand out sheets)

http://patients.thoracic.org/information-series/index.php

 

 

 

September 8th, 2013

 

FDA Reviewers Question Safety of COPD Drug

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/SmokingCOPD/41430

 

PULMONARY ALLERGY DRUGS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING  FDA Briefing Document (As related to the Above article)

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/Drugs/Pulmonary-AllergyDrugsAdvisoryCommittee/UCM367411.pdf

 

E-Cigarette Might Help Smokers Quit

http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ERS/41439

 

Now available in Ontario, (Pr)SEEBRI* BREEZHALER*, a long-term once-daily maintenance treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

http://www.chrgonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=448645&cat=;33

 

Study Adds Lung Damage to Harmful Effects of Arsenic

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130822194232.htm

 

COPD: A Risk Factor for Stroke

http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/lung_disorders/COPD-A-Risk-Factor-for-Stroke_6595-1.html

 

Clinical Tool Classifies Spots On Lung Scans of Smokers

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130904204135.htm

 

Quantitative assessment of walking time and postural change in patients with COPD using a new triaxial accelerometer system

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=14230

 

 

 

September 1st, 2013

 

Blocking molecular pathway reverses pulmonary hypertension in rats, study finds

http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2013/august/nicolls.html#

 

Collagen Clue Reveals New Drug Target for Untreatable Form of Lung Cancer

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829214744.htm

 

Spiriva Mist Equals Powder for Mortality

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/SmokingCOPD/41290

 

Boehringer’s Respimat Inhaler Meets Safety Goal in Study

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-30/boehringer-s-respimat-inhaler-meets-safety-goal-in-study.html

 

Scientists Detail Critical Role of Gene in Many Lung Cancer Cases

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829092643.htm

 

 

Spirometry is underused in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=14161

 

 

 

 

August 25,  2013

 

 

COPD Clinical Trials Currently Listed for COPD

http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?fund=0&fund=1&recr=Open&term=COPD+OR+chronic+obstructive+pulmonary+disease+OR+chro

 

http://www.rtmagazine.com/all-news/19126-older-physicians-less-likely-to-use-spirometry-testing

 

A meta-analysis on the prophylactic use of macrolide antibiotics for the prevention of disease exacerbations in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

http://www.resmedjournal.com/article/S0954-6111(13)00176-5/abstract?elsca1=etoc&elsca2=email&elsca3=0954-6111_201309_107_9&elsca4=infectious_diseases

 

 

August 18, 2013

Viral Infection and Specialized Lung Cells Linked to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130815133107.htm

 

Respiratory Therapy May Lower Death Risk for Some Sleep Apnea Patients

http://consumer.healthday.com/senior-citizen-information-31/misc-death-and-dying-news-172/briefs-emb-8-14-3pmet-cpap-copd-apnea-jcsm-release-batch-879-679242.html

 

Research on Screening Smokers for COPD

http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/lung_disorders/Screening-Smokers-for-COPD_6574-1.html

 

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to COPD

 http://www.webmd.com/lung/copd/ss/slideshow-copd-overview?ecd=wnl_cop_081413&ctr=wnl-cop-081413_ld-stry&mb=oC7d4YPbRf%40QgpmfPYiDe%40HnVev1imbC0LRysKjAgSU%3d

 

Facing COPD With Pulmonary Rehab

 http://www.everydayhealth.com/sanjay-gupta/facing-copd-with-pulmonary-rehab.aspx

 

Oral N-acetylcysteine (NAC) reduces COPD exacerbations in RCT (Chest)

http://pulmccm.org/2013/randomized-controlled-trials/n-acetylcysteine-reduces-copd-exacerbations-in-rct-chest/

 

 

 

August 11, 2013

 

Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips Recalled: Certain Lots May Give False High Results

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/34883a-eng.php

 

 Association between chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease: a national cross-sectional cohort study

http://7thspace.com/headlines/442699/association_between_chronic_obstructive

 

The impact of body mass index on inpatient- versus outpatient-treated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations

 http://www.pulsus.com/journals/abstract.jsp?sCurrPg=abstract&jnlKy=4&atlKy=12236&isuKy=1170&isArt=t
 

COPD overdiagnosis puts valve replacement benefits at risk

http://copdnewsoftheday.com/?p=8678
 

 

 

 

August 4th, 2013

 

Pollutants from Incense Smoke Cause Human Lung-Cell Inflammation

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130802132204.htm

 

Protecting Lungs During Abdominal Surgery May Decrease Complications

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_139227.html

 

For Lung Transplant, Researchers Surprised to Learn Bigger Appears to Be Better

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130801095507.htm

 

Should chest examination be reinstated in the early diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=13858

 

 

 

July 28th, 2013

 

Acupuncture Eases COPD - New Research

http://www.healthcmi.com/acupuncturist-news-online/803-copdcv4k3

 

Indacaterol: a comprehensive review

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=13796 (Abstract; however the full article is also availiable there for download)


Europe backs new dual-action Novartis lung drug (Breezhaler)

Europe backs new dual-action Novartis lung drug - chicagotribune.com

 

http://www.rtmagazine.com/news/19083-copd-increases-likelihood-of-impaired-myocardial-perfusion-reserve/

 

Helping COPD patients change health behavior in order to improve their quality of life

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=13771   (Abstract; however the full article is there for download))

 

CPAP Versus OA for Sleep Apnea

http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com/alerts/lung_disorders/CPAP-versus-OA-for-Sleep-Apnea_6632-1.html
 

Actions in China ‘shameful’ says GSK boss 

(Please see posting of July 21st for background)

GlaxoSmithKline has admitted that allegations of corruption at its China business are ‘shameful’ and will seek out its cause.

http://www.pharmafile.com/news/180238/actions-china-shameful-says-gsk-boss

 

FDA Eyes Menthol in Cigarettes

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/Smoking/40668

 

Common Stem Cell in Heart and Lung Development Explains Adaption for Life On Land

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130721161714.htm

 

 

 

July 21st, 2013

 

COPD Increases Risk of Developing Cerebral Microbleeds

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130719083614.htm

 

Glaxo Executive Unable to Leave China Amid Probe

(This is GSK, makers of Spiriva and other products)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-17/glaxo-executive-unable-to-leave-china-amid-probe.html

 

Those waiting for lung transplants have high hopes for new technology

http://www.jsonline.com/news/those-waiting-for-lung-transplants-have-high-hopes-for-new-technology-b9956541z1-215911351.html

 

Even Healthy-Looking Smokers Have Early Cell Damage Which Destroys Necessary Genetic Programming

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130716102056.htm

 

Pneumonia vaccine said to reduce U.S. hospitalizations

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_138597.html

 

Fewer Hospitalizations for C.O.P.D. Patients

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/28/fewer-hospitalizations-for-c-o-p-d-patients/

 

Eklira® Genuair® Provides Significant Improvements In COPD Symptoms Vs Placebo In A 6-Week Study

(aka Tudorza Pressair in the USA)

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/263248.php

 

 

 

 

July 14th, 2013

 

Efficacy of levofloxacin versus cefuroxime in treating acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

http://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=13622

 

In COPD exacerbations, 5 days steroids seem as good as 14 (REDUCE trial)

http://pulmccm.org/2013/randomized-controlled-trials/in-copd-exacerbations-5-days-steroid-may-be-as-good-as-14/

 

Exercise Reorganizes the Brain to Be More Resilient to Stress

Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress

 

 

BREO™ ELLIPTA™ approved for COPD treatment in Canada

http://biotechnologyfocus.ca/breo-ellipta-approved-for-copd-treatment-in-canada/

 

Now available in New Brunswick, (Pr)ONBREZ* BREEZHALER*, a once-daily bronchodilator for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1197221/now-available-in-new-brunswick-pr-onbrez-breezhaler-a-once-daily-bronchodilator-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd

 

Now available as a drug plan benefit in Saskatchewan, (Pr)ONBREZ* BREEZHALER*, a once-daily bronchodilator for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1197015/now-available-as-a-drug-plan-benefit-in-saskatchewan-pr-onbrez-breezhaler-a-once-daily-bronchodilator-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd?relation=org

 

Now available as a British Columbia PharmaCare Benefit, (Pr)ONBREZ* BREEZHALER*, a once-daily bronchodilator for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1197011/now-available-as-a-british-columbia-pharmacare-benefit-pr-onbrez-breezhaler-a-once-daily-bronchodilator-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd?relation=org

 

 

Coping with heart failure or COPD? Get Telehome (Sault Ste Marie, ON)

http://www.saultthisweek.com/2013/07/09/coping-with-heart-failure-or-copd-get-telehome