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Drug Offers Novel Approach for Airway Diseases

For patients with asthma or COPD, PL554 has the potential to both reverse bronchodilation and reduce inflammation more quickly and with fewer adverse effects.


One-third of young adults (mid-20s) who had persistent asthma in childhood met GOLD criteria for obstructive lung disease.

Depression in COPD patients is one of the most common, yet least recognized comorbidities, with prevalence ranging from 17% to 44%.

Identifying risk, a promising mortality biomarker, and a new app for study recruitment—just a few of the latest developments in COPD research and patient care.

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Vitamins C and E, in particular, have a beneficial effect on COPD risk and lung function in men, a new study found.

Effective asthma care requires attention to comorbidities, complications, and human characteristics of each patient. Speakers at CHEST 2015 described "the village."

New approaches discussed at CHEST 2015 ranged from the impact of bariatric surgery on asthma control to endobronchial valve placement in COPD.

In a well-attended session at CHEST 2015 a number of promising new therapies for treating COPD were reviewed by study authors.


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