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Increased arterial stiffness as measured by aortic pulse wave velocity ( aPWV ) predicts cardiovascular events and mortality and is elevated in patients with COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary disea ...


Arformoterol tartrate ( Arformoterol, 15 mcg bid; Brovana ) is a nebulized long-acting β2-agonist approved for maintenance treatment of COPD ( chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ). This was a mu ...


Lung injury is a serious complication of surgery. A systematic review and meta-analysis were done to assess whether incidence, morbidity, and in-hospital mortality associated with postoperative lung i ...


Long-term macrolide treatment has proven benefit in inflammatory airways diseases, but whether it leads to changes in the composition of respiratory microbiota is unknown. A study aimed to assess wh ...


Bronchial thermoplasty is a procedure that consists of the delivery of controlled radiofrequency-generated heat via a catheter inserted into the bronchial tree of the lungs through a flexible bronchos ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Ofev ( Nintedanib ) for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis ( IPF ), a debilitating and fatal lung disease, which has a median survival ...


Results from a third lung function study comparing the efficacy and safety of Umeclidinium and Vilanterol ( Anoro Ellipta; UMEC/VI ), a combination long-acting muscarinic antagonist ( LAMA ) / long-ac ...


Results published in the New England Journal of Medicine ( NEJM ) and presented at the European Respiratory Society ( ERS ) congress provide further data from the two pivotal Phase III asthma studies ...


A pre-specified subgroup analysis from the two replicate Phase III INPULSIS trials, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress ( ERS ), has shown Nintedanib slowed disease pr ...


Omalizumab ( Xolair ) has been recommended as an add-on option for the treatment of patients with moderate-severe allergic asthma uncontrolled with high doses of corticoid inhaled therapy. In addition ...


Once-daily Tiotropium ( Spiriva ) Respimat, a long-acting anticholinergic bronchodilator, has been shown in a phase III program to improve lung function and reduce severe exacerbation risk in severe a ...


Combination long-acting bronchodilator treatment might be more effective than long-acting bronchodilator monotherapy for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ). A study has c ...


Present guidelines for the diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis require histological confirmation of surgical lung biopsy samples when high-resolution CT images are not definitive for usual inte ...


Acetylcysteine has been suggested as a beneficial treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, although data from placebo-controlled studies are lacking. In the initial double-blind, placebo-contro ...


Despite currently available therapies and detailed guidelines, many people with mild asthma remain symptomatic; it is important to establish the efficacy and safety of new treatments in this group. ...