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Fixing Cystic Fibrosis: In Vitro Studies Show Therapeutically Robust Correction Of The Most Common CF Gene Mutation

In experiments with isolated cystic fibrosis lung cells, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers and colleagues from two other institutions have partially restored the...
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Blockade Of Histamine Receptors Suppresses Intestinal Anaphylaxis In Peanut Allergy

Simultaneous pre-treatment with antihistamines that block both the H1 and H4 antihistamine receptors suppressed the gastrointestinal symptoms of food allergy in mice, accordin...
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Study Suggests Kids With Food-Triggered Eczema Are At Risk For Developing Life-Threatening Food Allergy

Elimination of the food that triggers atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is associated with increased risk of developing immediate reactions to that food, according to the results ...
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New Antibiotic To Fight MRSA Developed

A University of Oklahoma team of chemists has developed a new antibiotic formulation to fight the sometimes deadly staph infection caused by methicillin-resistant S. aureus or...
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Heart Failure Patients With Predominant Central Sleep Apnea At Higher Risk For Serious Complications Than Those Who Also Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Chronic heart failure (CHF) patients with predominant central sleep apnea (CSA) are at higher risk for death and unplanned hospitalization than those who have both CSA and ob...
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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Associated With Higher Mortality, More Severe Illness

Patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) develop more severe critical illness and have higher mortality than patients with non-MERS severe acute respiratory infec...
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Early Introduction Of Allergenic Foods Reduces Risk Of Food Sensitization

Children who had a diet that included cow’s milk products, egg and peanut before age one were less likely to develop sensitization to the corresponding foods, according to new...
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Novel Gene Therapy Shows Potential For Lung Repair In Asthma

A new study has demonstrated a way to deliver a nanoparticle–based gene therapy, in order to repair lungs damaged by chronic allergic asthma and to reduce inflammation that ca...
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Children With Brain Tumors Undergoing Radiation Therapy Helped By Play-Based Preparation

Play-based procedural preparation not only helps children cope with the stress and anxiety of radiation therapy, but can also help reduce the amount of sedation used and cut c...
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For ICU Patients, Nighttime Extubations Associated With Higher Mortality

Adult patients who were admitted to US intensive care units had higher mortality if they were extubated overnight. The results reported at the ATS 2016 International Conferenc...
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External Stenting Can Relieve Chronic Airway Obstruction In Children

A team of surgeons in Japan has developed a technique to relieve airway obstruction in children. The technique, known as external stenting (ES), expands and stabilizes the air...
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital App Aims To Help Families Manage Asthma

Very early on in her life, 3-year-old Karma Taylor found herself frequently in the Emergency Department in the middle of the night as a result of breathing problems. Karma’s...
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Helmet-Based Ventilation Is Superior To Face Mask For Patients With Respiratory Distress

A new study shows that using a transparent air-tight helmet instead of a face mask helps critically ill patients breathe better and can prevent them from needing a ventilator....
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Clearing The Air For African Americans, Sufferers With More Asthma Deaths

Quiana Spears was a regular at Houston-area hospitals when severe and debilitating bouts of asthma hit her. At times, her condition got so bad she would go to the emergency ro...
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Home-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation As Effective As Hospital-Based

Home-based pulmonary rehabilitation may be equally effective in improving fitness and quality of life as a traditional center-based program for COPD patients, according to new...
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New Way To Predict COPD Progression; New Treatment May Be On The Horizon

New research has found that a process initiated in white blood cells known as neutrophils may lead to worse outcomes for some patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disea...
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Queen’s Scientists Develop New Treatment To Prolong Life Of Those with Cystic Fibrosis

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new molecule which has the potential to prolong the life of individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). The molecule rep...
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Prolonged Breath Holds Of Over Five Minutes Could Help In Targeted Radiotherapy

Researchers at the University of Birmingham working with clinical teams at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust have successfully shown for the first time that...
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Gene Replacement Therapy Offers Viable Treatment Option For Fatal Disease

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a disease that causes progressive degeneration in the nerve cells that control muscles, thereby causing muscle weakness and eventually death. ...
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Treating Sleep Apnea Could Reduce Emergencies In Hospitalized Patients

According to research published today in PLOS ONE, treating high-risk hospitalized patients for sleep apnea may decrease the frequency of emergency rescues from hospital perso...
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Common Asthma Warnings Overlooked

A new national asthma survey commissioned by National Jewish Health shows that many adults are unaware of common symptoms of asthma in adults. Doctors say that the findings ex...
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Clinical Trial Underway To Evaluate Upper Airway Stimulation Therapy For Sleep Apnea In Adolescent Patients With Down Syndrome

An FDA-approved clinical trial is underway at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital for Children to evaluate the use of a hypoglossal nerve stimulator —...
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Drug Works Against 'Superbug' Biofilms, Respiratory Virus

A potential drug therapy developed at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) has proven effective against tough bacterial biofilms and a deadly respira...
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Student-Made Device Monitors Oxygen Level In Fetus

Rice University students have created a prototype of a device to monitor the pulse and oxygen levels of a fetus undergoing endoscopic fetal surgery in a mother’s womb. The Wo...
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A Silicon Baby Blanket That Helps Preemies Breathe

A heated blanket developed by UC Merced-based startup St. Vincent’s Solutions won’t help babies get to sleep – but it could reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia for infants ...
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