Researchers Discover A New Mechanism to Prevent Pulmonary Edema in ...
Dysfunction of the vascular endothelial barrier can trigger acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS is a severe, often fatal condition, characterized by inflammation and fluid accumulation (edema) in lungs due to leaky blood vessels. Few ...
Lung Disease News - Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:30

Working in Pairs May Lower Diagnostic Errors
The cases were pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, intoxication, pulmonary edema, pulmonary artery embolism, and unstable ventricular tachycardia. The students were asked to check any number of 30 available diagnostic tests on a ...
MedPage Today - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:03

Roche Misses on Earnings in 2014, Beats on Revenues
Ophthalmology drug, Lucentis (+2%) was up on its increased adoption for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). Asthma drug Xolair (+25%) ... Esbriet was recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The ... - Thu, 29 Jan 2015 04:33

Is Tight BP Control During Pregnancy Moot?
Serious maternal complications, such as transient ischemic attack or stroke, pulmonary edema, renal failure, or transfusion, occurred in 3.7% of the women in the less-tight group and 2.0% of the women in the tight group (AOR 1.74, 95% CI 0.79-3.84).
MedPage Today - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:56

Ross, Perez, Palmer suspended 50 games
It was intended to treat edema, or fluid retention, in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease or kidney disorders, and it's also been used in horse racing to prevent or reduce pulmonary hemorrhaging. It's also used to treat high blood ... - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:30

AnaMar Announces Strategic Realignment and 2015 Corporate Priorities
Professor Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and world leading scientist in the field of fibrosis at Lund University in Sweden, commented, "Serotonin is known to play an important role in the pathophysiology of lung fibrosis ...
FierceBiotech - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:48

Are Triathletes Really Dying of Heart Attacks?
But it's also possible it just looked like a heart attack, but was actually rooted in pulmonary edema—fluid accumulation in the lungs that can prove lethal if unchecked, says Melissa Bates, assistant professor of physiology at the University of Iowa ...
Outside Magazine - Sun, 02 Nov 2014 13:30

Radiofrequency ablation of lung metastases may prolong survival
Furthermore, surgical lung resection may not be possible in patients with certain comorbidities such as severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as metastasectomy carries the risk of complications including bleeding, pulmonary edema, and can ...
2 Minute Medicine - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:11

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