emphysema


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Related to emphysema: chronic bronchitis, bronchitis, asthma
  • noun

Synonyms for emphysema

an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function

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It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Emphysema and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.
One year of daily, 100-mg oral treatment with the angiotensin receptor-blocking drug losartan in patients with emphysema produced a statistically significant regression of the disease in their right-middle lung lobes, compared with progression of right-middle lung lobe disease among control patients, as assessed by CT lung scans.
In the subgroup of patients with predominantly upper-lobe emphysema and low exercise capacity, surgical lung volume reduction improves functional status, but not without a significant risk of mortality and morbidity as well as high financial costs.
The study, conducted by the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, indicates that the mutations are among the few genetic factors liked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including emphysema.
Eight patients presenting with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - the umbrella term for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis and emphysema - and aged between 35 and 48, were studied by researchers at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor hospital, for two years.
Specifically, the study found that reductions in sulfur dioxide were significantly associated with lower death rates for emphysema, asthma and pneumonia; decreases in carbon monoxide were tied to fewer emphysema and asthma deaths; and reductions in particulate matter were associated with fewer asthma deaths.
Emphysema is an incurable condition where air sacs in the lung are slowly destroyed, making it harder and harder to breathe.
Both pneumocephalus and subcutaneous emphysema are exceptionally rare complications of otologic surgery.
Pulmonary fibrosis is quite different from emphysema but just as devastating--the lungs aren't able to transfer oxygen and carbon dioxide across the membranes.
Designing and protecting innovative methods of treating emphysema is critical to our mission of advancing new therapies that improve the lives of patients with advanced lung disease into clinical use.
Such a rapid enrollment rate demonstrates the need for, and interest in, innovative, minimally invasive treatment options for patients with emphysema.
2) Periorbital emphysema occurs secondary to a breach of the lamina papyracea during sinus surgery and the subsequent ingress of air from the nasal cavity and/or sinuses.
Jim Trimble, the former Philadelphia Eagles head coach, died Tuesday at his home in Indianapolis after a battle with emphysema.
Scientists found that mixing tomato juice into drinking water prevented lab test mice contracting emphysema triggered by tobacco smoke.
Some emphysema patients can breathe a sigh of relief with the recent announcement that Medicare will offer limited coverage for surgery to resect diseased portions of their lungs--a procedure that has been widely debated in recent years.