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Study of Lung Health Among Blacks Earns CHEST Foundation Grant

Researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have been awarded a $30,000 CHEST Foundation Research Grant to study racial differences in lung health among smokers, with an emphasis on African Americans. Lung function is an important health indicator and can be compromised by various factors,…

Study Identifies COPD Complications That Increase Patient Risk

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who have worse lung function and prior history of acidotic hypercapnic respiratory failure (AHRF) are more likely to develop hypercapnia, defined as excessive carbon dioxide (CO2) in the bloodstream, a new study has found. The study, “Development and Relevance of Hypercapnia in…

COPD Foundation, DevPro Biopharma Partner to Boost New Therapy Development

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Foundation and DevPro Biopharma have established a partnership to develop new therapies for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung disorders. The collaborators will work to identify potential therapies and speed their development and possible regulatory approval. The aim is to enable new treatments…

Researchers Find 2 Patterns of Coexisting Disorders in Patients

Neurological and psychological disorders that often coexist in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be grouped into two distinct clusters or patterns, according to a recent study. Investigators noted these clusters and disease patterns may be helpful for physicians caring for these patients in clinical practice, as…

Belluscura’s Portable Oxygen Concentrator Cleared for US Market

X-PLO₂R, a portable oxygen concentrator developed by Belluscura and its research partner Separation Design Group, has been cleared for commercialization in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the company’s premarket notification, or 510(k), and granted marketing authorization to the new device. Premarket notification is a formal…