DiscoveryBioMed Discovers Novel Monotherapy for Lung Diseases Such as CF
... help them select a clinical development compound and initiate preclinical IND-enabling studies. In addition to CF, the drug series may also help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, lung edema and pulmonary hypertension.
Lung Disease News - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:22

Wandering Far From Home: Did <i>Phoneutria</i> Almost Get Introduced To ...
Less than 1% of cases involved severe reactions, which can include life-threatening paralysis, pulmonary edema, and heart attacks. Perhaps the most interesting venom side-effect, though, has garnered these spiders a new nickname: Viagra spiders.
Discover Magazine (blog) - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:52

DiscoveryBioMed Developing A New Small Molecule Monotherapy For Cystic ...
In addition to CF, the drug might be helpful for patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary hypertension and lung edema. “The fact that we have a single drug with dual effects on CFTR and ENaC and are ...
Cystic Fibrosis News Today - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:22

Saving lives by monitoring chronic heart failure at home
Avner Amir, vice president for business development, said clinical studies have shown Edema Guard alerts an impending pulmonary edema about two weeks before the patient feels any symptoms. “And by the time a patient feels it, it's too late to avoid ...
Jewish Journal - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:39

Cattle research may provide lung disease clues
The discovery of a genetic mutation that can cause pulmonary hypertension in cattle grazed at high altitudes could shed new light on lung diseases affecting humans, according to new research published earlier this week in the journal Nature ...
RedOrbit - Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:45

Treating Autoimmune Encephalitis
... 3 days, those who showed improvement were treated with plasmapheresis, corticosteroids, or rituximab. Complications included anemia, sepsis, pulmonary edema, venous thrombosis, sympathetic hyperactivity, and refractory seizures. At 3-month followup ...
HCPLive - Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00

Hand, foot and mouth disease in Asia 2015
Complications associated with HFMD caused by the more pathogenic EV-71 strain include encephalitis, aseptic meningitis, acute flaccid paralysis, pulmonary edema or hemorrhage and myocarditis. Most deaths in HFMD occur as a result of pulmonary ...
Outbreak News Today - Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:07

Thoracentesis Outcomes: A 12-year Experience
Complications from thoracentesis include pneumothorax, re-expansion pulmonary oedema (REPE) and bleeding. These complications increase morbidity, prolong length of stay and escalate healthcare costs. Despite a lack of supporting evidence in the ...
Medscape - Wed, 01 Apr 2015 15:07

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