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The biological effects of double-dose alpha-1 antitrypsin augmentation therapy: A pilot clinical trial

The biological effects of double-dose alpha-1 antitrypsin augmentation therapy: A pilot clinical trial
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, of the American Thoracic Society (ATS), recently published an article about the outcomes of a clinical trial entitled: “Effect of Double Dose of Alpha 1-antitrypsin Augmentation Therapy on Lung Inflammation,” conducted by Michael Campos, MD, of the University of Miami. Augmentation therapy with intravenous alpha-1...
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Study: Organ donations and transplants have saved more than 2 million years of life

Thursday, January 29, 2015
The results of a new JAMA study may double as a call to action for organ donation: More than 2 million years of life have been saved by solid-organ transplant since the late 1980s. The transplants refer to the liver, lungs, kidneys, heart,...
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Surgeon general: ‘Desperate need of clarity’ on e-cigarettes

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Public health officials are “in desperate need of clarity” on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation’s newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday. Vivek Murthy, MD, whose predecessors have been instrumental...
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Obama to request research funding for treatments tailored to patients’ DNA

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
President Obama will seek hundreds of millions of dollars for a new initiative to develop medical treatments tailored to genetic and other characteristics of individual patients, administration officials say. The proposal, mentioned briefly in...
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Study: Morphine after tonsillectomy tied to respiratory problems in children

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Using morphine at home to treat pain in children after tonsil and/or adenoid removal may cause life-threatening respiratory problems, according to a new study. “The evidence here clearly suggests children with obstructive sleep apnea should...
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Federal, state lawmakers consider legislation to restrict e-cigarettes

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Armed with the knowledge that electronic cigarettes that taste like gummy bears appeal to kids — not adults trying to stop smoking — three U.S. lawmakers sought advice from Connecticut teens Monday on how to stamp out...
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Are you prepared for winter storms? Some things you should know

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
With the first major storm of winter sweeping the East Coast, the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) is sharing helpful information and educational materials...
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GSK survey: COPD outlook improved, but still many challenges

Friday, January 23, 2015
Findings published Jan. 22 in The International Journal of COPD from a global survey suggest that while physicians believe that the long-term health outlook for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has improved...
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New Orleans passes strict smoking ban that includes e-cigarettes: ‘No legal right to smoke’

Friday, January 23, 2015
New Orleans passed a far-reaching smoking ban on Jan. 22 that prohibits lighting up in bars, casinos, private clubs — even in the car while waiting in line at a drive-through. Claiming there is no “constitutional right” to...
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Doctors perform UK’s first organ transplant from newborn donor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Doctors have performed the first organ transplants from a newborn in the UK. In a procedure described as a milestone in neonatal care, a 6-day-old baby girl’s kidneys and liver cells were given to two separate recipients after her heart...
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Inner-city living may not be key to asthma risk as previously thought, researchers say

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A new study challenges the widely held belief that inner-city children have a higher risk of asthma simply because of where they live. Race, ethnicity and income have much stronger effects on asthma risk than where children live, Johns Hopkins...
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‘Naples Daily News': Frustrated by late Alpha-1 diagnosis, Casey Wolff joins research studies

Friday, January 16, 2015
Casey Wolff, an immigration attorney who lives in Naples, FL, recently made the front page of the Naples Daily News, a big boost in awareness for a little-known condition. Wolff has Alpha-1. Like many people with Alpha-1, Wolff, now 66, was...
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Test shows promise in differentiating lung cancer from nonmalignant nodules

Friday, January 16, 2015
Medicare indicated recently that it might soon cover CT scans to check longtime smokers for early lung cancer, and these types of scans are becoming more common. Now, an experimental test may help determine whether lung nodules detected by...
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