Author Archives: Patricia Silva PhD

Ultibro Breezhaler Improved Cardiac Function in COPD Patients with Lung Hyperinflation

Novartis’ Ultibro Breezhaler provided noteworthy improvements in cardiac and lung function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients with lung hyperinflation (overinflated lungs) when compared to placebo, a new research study found. The study reporting the findings, “Effect of lung deflation with indacaterol plus glycopyrronium on ventricular…

Researchers Identify Grape Polyphenol that May Suppress COPD Lung Inflammation

Researchers from the Imperial College London in England and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have identified a grape polyphenol, known as isorhapontigenin, which shows potential for suppressing lung inflammation caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The naturally-derived compound belongs to the family of polyphenols, which are found abundantly…