Category Archives: Research/Studies/Education

Forced oscillation technique (FOT)- Pediatric Asthma
Asthma

Forced oscillation technique (FOT)- Pediatric Asthma

Chestnet.org: Pediatric asthma lacks sensitive objective measures for asthma monitoring. The forced oscillation technique (FOT) offers strong feasibility across the …Read the Rest

Inflammatory on and off switch identified for allergic asthma and COPD
Asthma

Inflammatory on and off switch identified for allergic asthma and COPD

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that two receptors of leukotriene B4, BLT1 and BLT2, actually play opposite roles …Read the Rest

Left Atrial Size, Chemosensitivity, and Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure
Education/Studies

Left Atrial Size, Chemosensitivity, and Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure

Chest. 2014. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0309 CHEST Journal | Article Conclusions:  Increased LAVI is associated with heightened CO2 chemosensitivity and greater frequency of …Read the Rest

Impaired Left Ventricular Filling in COPD and Emphysema: Is it the heart or the lungs?:
COPD

Impaired Left Ventricular Filling in COPD and Emphysema: Is it the heart or the lungs?:

Abstract   Chest. 2013. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0183 Background:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction overlap clinically, and impaired …Read the Rest

Experts warn that e-cigarettes can damage the lungs
Featured Articles

Experts warn that e-cigarettes can damage the lungs

  Vienna, Austria: New research has shown that despite electronic cigarettes being marketed as a potentially safer alternative to normal …Read the Rest

Effects of cannabis on pulmonary structure, function and symptoms
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Effects of cannabis on pulmonary structure, function and symptoms

Conclusions: Smoking cannabis was associated with a dose-related impairment of large airways function resulting in airflow obstruction and hyperinflation. In …Read the Rest

High Tidal Volumes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Increase Organ Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery
Research/Studies/Education

High Tidal Volumes in Mechanically Ventilated Patients Increase Organ Dysfunction after Cardiac Surgery

Anesthesiology: May 2012 – Volume 116 – Issue 5 – p 1072–1082 Tissue damage in lungs following high tidal volume …Read the Rest

Asthma risk increased by common antibiotic: Canadian research
Asthma

Asthma risk increased by common antibiotic: Canadian research

The antibiotic vancomycin, when used early in life, can increase the incidence and severity of “allergic” asthma, the common form …Read the Rest

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