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Award Supports Study of Ways to Lower Repeat Hospitalizations

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute awarded $962,000 to a University of Buffalo researcher to develop risk models that help to improve patient care and lower hospital readmission rates for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “Each year, 7.8 million hospital-discharged patients are readmitted, costing the United…

Study Identifies Genes Linked to Rapid Lung Function Decline

Scientists have identified several genes associated with rapid lung function decline in former and current smokers that might help identify people who are most at risk of developing smoking-related conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). These genes could also improve future clinical trials by helping to identify patients…

Enrollment Complete for RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray Trial

Enrollment is now concluded in a clinical trial evaluating the mechanism of action of RejuvenAir Metered Cryospray, an investigational treatment for chronic bronchitis, the most common form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic bronchitis is long-term inflammation of the airways, characterized by coughing and excessive mucus production.

Mesenchymal Stem Cells Show Potential to Treat NTM Lung Infections

Treatment with human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) effectively lessened hard-to-treat non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infection, and its associated weight loss, in a new mouse model susceptible to these infections, an early study reported. “The potential to use human mesenchymal stem cells to treat difficult lung infections is promising,” Anthony Atala,…

Cough Monitoring App for COPD Added to NuvoAir Home Platform

NuvoAir has released a new mobile app for home use, called NuvoAir Cough, that can record and analyze coughing sounds made by patients with lung conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The app is included in the NuvoAir Home platform, the company’s digital respiratory support system. Coughing…

Smiths Medical Launches Vibratory PEP Device for Lung Disorders

Smiths Medical has launched a medical device designed to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases to clear secretions from their lungs and breathe better. “The introduction of the acapella choice blue therapy system enhances the quality of life for those living with…