Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.
Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
Damage to any compartment of the lung caused by physical, chemical, or biological agents which characteristically elicit inflammatory reaction. These inflammatory reactions can either be acute and dominated by NEUTROPHILS, or chronic and dominated by LYMPHOCYTES and MACROPHAGES.
A heterogeneous aggregate of at least three distinct histological types of lung cancer, including SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA; ADENOCARCINOMA; and LARGE CELL CARCINOMA. They are dealt with collectively because of their shared treatment strategy.
The transference of either one or both of the lungs from one human or animal to another.
A condition of lung damage that is characterized by bilateral pulmonary infiltrates (PULMONARY EDEMA) rich in NEUTROPHILS, and in the absence of clinical HEART FAILURE. This can represent a spectrum of pulmonary lesions, endothelial and epithelial, due to numerous factors (physical, chemical, or biological).
Measurement of the amount of air that the lungs may contain at various points in the respiratory cycle.
A diverse group of lung diseases that affect the lung parenchyma. They are characterized by an initial inflammation of PULMONARY ALVEOLI that extends to the interstitium and beyond leading to diffuse PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Interstitial lung diseases are classified by their etiology (known or unknown causes), and radiological-pathological features.
The volume of air contained in the lungs at the end of a maximal inspiration. It is the equivalent to each of the following sums: VITAL CAPACITY plus RESIDUAL VOLUME; INSPIRATORY CAPACITY plus FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY; TIDAL VOLUME plus INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus functional residual capacity; or tidal volume plus inspiratory reserve volume plus EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus residual volume.
Water content outside of the lung vasculature. About 80% of a normal lung is made up of water, including intracellular, interstitial, and blood water. Failure to maintain the normal homeostatic fluid exchange between the vascular space and the interstitium of the lungs can result in PULMONARY EDEMA and flooding of the alveolar space.
Small polyhedral outpouchings along the walls of the alveolar sacs, alveolar ducts and terminal bronchioles through the walls of which gas exchange between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood takes place.
Washing liquid obtained from irrigation of the lung, including the BRONCHI and the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. It is generally used to assess biochemical, inflammatory, or infection status of the lung.
A form of highly malignant lung cancer that is composed of small ovoid cells (SMALL CELL CARCINOMA).
An anaplastic, highly malignant, and usually bronchogenic carcinoma composed of small ovoid cells with scanty neoplasm. It is characterized by a dominant, deeply basophilic nucleus, and absent or indistinct nucleoli. (From Stedman, 25th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1286-7)
Solitary or multiple collections of PUS within the lung parenchyma as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.
A process in which normal lung tissues are progressively replaced by FIBROBLASTS and COLLAGEN causing an irreversible loss of the ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream via PULMONARY ALVEOLI. Patients show progressive DYSPNEA finally resulting in death.
Lung damage that is caused by the adverse effects of PULMONARY VENTILATOR usage. The high frequency and tidal volumes produced by a mechanical ventilator can cause alveolar disruption and PULMONARY EDEMA.
A malignant epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.
Any disorder marked by obstruction of conducting airways of the lung. AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION may be acute, chronic, intermittent, or persistent.
Excessive accumulation of extravascular fluid in the lung, an indication of a serious underlying disease or disorder. Pulmonary edema prevents efficient PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE in the PULMONARY ALVEOLI, and can be life-threatening.
A form of alveolitis or pneumonitis due to an acquired hypersensitivity to inhaled antigens associated with farm environment. Antigens in the farm dust are commonly from bacteria actinomycetes (SACCHAROPOLYSPORA and THERMOACTINOMYCES), fungi, and animal proteins in the soil, straw, crops, pelts, serum, and excreta.
A syndrome characterized by progressive life-threatening RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY in the absence of known LUNG DISEASES, usually following a systemic insult such as surgery or major TRAUMA.
A carcinoma discovered by Dr. Margaret R. Lewis of the Wistar Institute in 1951. This tumor originated spontaneously as a carcinoma of the lung of a C57BL mouse. The tumor does not appear to be grossly hemorrhagic and the majority of the tumor tissue is a semifirm homogeneous mass. (From Cancer Chemother Rep 2 1972 Nov;(3)1:325) It is also called 3LL and LLC and is used as a transplantable malignancy.
The circulation of the BLOOD through the LUNGS.
The excision of lung tissue including partial or total lung lobectomy.
Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.
Enlargement of air spaces distal to the TERMINAL BRONCHIOLES where gas-exchange normally takes place. This is usually due to destruction of the alveolar wall. Pulmonary emphysema can be classified by the location and distribution of the lesions.
Substances and drugs that lower the SURFACE TENSION of the mucoid layer lining the PULMONARY ALVEOLI.
The larger air passages of the lungs arising from the terminal bifurcation of the TRACHEA. They include the largest two primary bronchi which branch out into secondary bronchi, and tertiary bronchi which extend into BRONCHIOLES and PULMONARY ALVEOLI.
The mucous membrane lining the RESPIRATORY TRACT, including the NASAL CAVITY; the LARYNX; the TRACHEA; and the BRONCHI tree. The respiratory mucosa consists of various types of epithelial cells ranging from ciliated columnar to simple squamous, mucous GOBLET CELLS, and glands containing both mucous and serous cells.
Round, granular, mononuclear phagocytes found in the alveoli of the lungs. They ingest small inhaled particles resulting in degradation and presentation of the antigen to immunocompetent cells.
Pulmonary diseases caused by fungal infections, usually through hematogenous spread.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
The physical or mechanical action of the LUNGS; DIAPHRAGM; RIBS; and CHEST WALL during respiration. It includes airflow, lung volume, neural and reflex controls, mechanoreceptors, breathing patterns, etc.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be expelled in a given number of seconds during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination . It is usually given as FEV followed by a subscript indicating the number of seconds over which the measurement is made, although it is sometimes given as a percentage of forced vital capacity.
A cell line derived from cultured tumor cells.
Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs. Artificial respiration or ventilation is used in individuals who have stopped breathing or have RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY to increase their intake of oxygen (O2) and excretion of carbon dioxide (CO2).
The volume of air that is exhaled by a maximal expiration following a maximal inspiration.
An abnormal increase in the amount of oxygen in the tissues and organs.
RNA sequences that serve as templates for protein synthesis. Bacterial mRNAs are generally primary transcripts in that they do not require post-transcriptional processing. Eukaryotic mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and must be exported to the cytoplasm for translation. Most eukaryotic mRNAs have a sequence of polyadenylic acid at the 3' end, referred to as the poly(A) tail. The function of this tail is not known for certain, but it may play a role in the export of mature mRNA from the nucleus as well as in helping stabilize some mRNA molecules by retarding their degradation in the cytoplasm.
Washing out of the lungs with saline or mucolytic agents for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It is very useful in the diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in immunosuppressed patients.
Colloids with a gaseous dispersing phase and either liquid (fog) or solid (smoke) dispersed phase; used in fumigation or in inhalation therapy; may contain propellant agents.
The administration of drugs by the respiratory route. It includes insufflation into the respiratory tract.
Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.
Cells that line the inner and outer surfaces of the body by forming cellular layers (EPITHELIUM) or masses. Epithelial cells lining the SKIN; the MOUTH; the NOSE; and the ANAL CANAL derive from ectoderm; those lining the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM and the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM derive from endoderm; others (CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM and LYMPHATIC SYSTEM) derive from mesoderm. Epithelial cells can be classified mainly by cell shape and function into squamous, glandular and transitional epithelial cells.
A complex of related glycopeptide antibiotics from Streptomyces verticillus consisting of bleomycin A2 and B2. It inhibits DNA metabolism and is used as an antineoplastic, especially for solid tumors.
X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.
The exchange of OXYGEN and CARBON DIOXIDE between alveolar air and pulmonary capillary blood that occurs across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.
A tumor of undifferentiated (anaplastic) cells of large size. It is usually bronchogenic. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
A carcinoma derived from stratified SQUAMOUS EPITHELIAL CELLS. It may also occur in sites where glandular or columnar epithelium is normally present. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.
The volume of air inspired or expired during each normal, quiet respiratory cycle. Common abbreviations are TV or V with subscript T.
Component of the NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH. It conducts and supports research program related to diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and SLEEP WAKE DISORDERS. From 1948 until October 10, 1969, it was known as the National Heart Institute. From June 25, 1976, it was the National Heart and Lung Institute. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative.
An autosomal recessive genetic disease of the EXOCRINE GLANDS. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR expressed in several organs including the LUNG, the PANCREAS, the BILIARY SYSTEM, and the SWEAT GLANDS. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by epithelial secretory dysfunction associated with ductal obstruction resulting in AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION; chronic RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS; PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY; maldigestion; salt depletion; and HEAT PROSTRATION.
Inflammation of the BRONCHIOLES leading to an obstructive lung disease. Bronchioles are characterized by fibrous granulation tissue with bronchial exudates in the lumens. Clinical features include a nonproductive cough and DYSPNEA.
A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA.
Absence of air in the entire or part of a lung, such as an incompletely inflated neonate lung or a collapsed adult lung. Pulmonary atelectasis can be caused by airway obstruction, lung compression, fibrotic contraction, or other factors.
A carcinoma thought to be derived from epithelium of terminal bronchioles, in which the neoplastic tissue extends along the alveolar walls and grows in small masses within the alveoli. Involvement may be uniformly diffuse and massive, or nodular, or lobular. The neoplastic cells are cuboidal or columnar and form papillary structures. Mucin may be demonstrated in some of the cells and in the material in the alveoli, which also includes denuded cells. Metastases in regional lymph nodes, and in even more distant sites, are known to occur, but are infrequent. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
A pathological accumulation of air in tissues or organs.
Methods which attempt to express in replicable terms the extent of the neoplasm in the patient.
Granular leukocytes having a nucleus with three to five lobes connected by slender threads of chromatin, and cytoplasm containing fine inconspicuous granules and stainable by neutral dyes.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
Measurement of volume of air inhaled or exhaled by the lung.
The barrier between capillary blood and alveolar air comprising the alveolar EPITHELIUM and capillary ENDOTHELIUM with their adherent BASEMENT MEMBRANE and EPITHELIAL CELL cytoplasm. PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE occurs across this membrane.
The amount of a gas taken up, by the pulmonary capillary blood from the alveolar gas, per minute per unit of average pressure of the gradient of the gas across the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).
The property of blood capillary ENDOTHELIUM that allows for the selective exchange of substances between the blood and surrounding tissues and through membranous barriers such as the BLOOD-AIR BARRIER; BLOOD-AQUEOUS BARRIER; BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER; BLOOD-NERVE BARRIER; BLOOD-RETINAL BARRIER; and BLOOD-TESTIS BARRIER. Small lipid-soluble molecules such as carbon dioxide and oxygen move freely by diffusion. Water and water-soluble molecules cannot pass through the endothelial walls and are dependent on microscopic pores. These pores show narrow areas (TIGHT JUNCTIONS) which may limit large molecule movement.
A variation of the PCR technique in which cDNA is made from RNA via reverse transcription. The resultant cDNA is then amplified using standard PCR protocols.
The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Substances that inhibit or prevent the proliferation of NEOPLASMS.
Functional competence of specific organs or body systems of the FETUS in utero.
The volume of air remaining in the LUNGS at the end of a normal, quiet expiration. It is the sum of the RESIDUAL VOLUME and the EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME. Common abbreviation is FRC.
Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
An abundant pulmonary surfactant-associated protein that binds to a variety of lung pathogens, resulting in their opsinization. It also stimulates MACROPHAGES to undergo PHAGOCYTOSIS of microorganisms. Surfactant protein A contains a N-terminal collagen-like domain and a C-terminal lectin domain that are characteristic of members of the collectin family of proteins.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in neoplastic tissue.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
All of the processes involved in increasing CELL NUMBER including CELL DIVISION.
Molecular products metabolized and secreted by neoplastic tissue and characterized biochemically in cells or body fluids. They are indicators of tumor stage and grade as well as useful for monitoring responses to treatment and predicting recurrence. Many chemical groups are represented including hormones, antigens, amino and nucleic acids, enzymes, polyamines, and specific cell membrane proteins and lipids.
Malignant neoplasm arising from the epithelium of the BRONCHI. It represents a large group of epithelial lung malignancies which can be divided into two clinical groups: SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER and NON-SMALL-CELL LUNG CARCINOMA.
A class of compounds that contain a -NH2 and a -NO radical. Many members of this group have carcinogenic and mutagenic properties.
A class of statistical procedures for estimating the survival function (function of time, starting with a population 100% well at a given time and providing the percentage of the population still well at later times). The survival analysis is then used for making inferences about the effects of treatments, prognostic factors, exposures, and other covariates on the function.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents by inhaling them.
An element with atomic symbol O, atomic number 8, and atomic weight [15.99903; 15.99977]. It is the most abundant element on earth and essential for respiration.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
The ratio of alveolar ventilation to simultaneous alveolar capillary blood flow in any part of the lung. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A common interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology, usually occurring between 50-70 years of age. Clinically, it is characterized by an insidious onset of breathlessness with exertion and a nonproductive cough, leading to progressive DYSPNEA. Pathological features show scant interstitial inflammation, patchy collagen fibrosis, prominent fibroblast proliferation foci, and microscopic honeycomb change.
One of the mechanisms by which CELL DEATH occurs (compare with NECROSIS and AUTOPHAGOCYTOSIS). Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterized by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA FRAGMENTATION); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.
A steroid-inducible protein that was originally identified in uterine fluid. It is a secreted homodimeric protein with identical 70-amino acid subunits that are joined in an antiparallel orientation by two disulfide bridges. A variety of activities are associated with uteroglobin including the sequestering of hydrophobic ligands and the inhibition of SECRETORY PHOSPHOLIPASE A2.
A form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers which elicit potent inflammatory responses in the parenchyma of the lung. The disease is characterized by interstitial fibrosis of the lung, varying from scattered sites to extensive scarring of the alveolar interstitium.
The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid.
Accumulation of a drug or chemical substance in various organs (including those not relevant to its pharmacologic or therapeutic action). This distribution depends on the blood flow or perfusion rate of the organ, the ability of the drug to penetrate organ membranes, tissue specificity, protein binding. The distribution is usually expressed as tissue to plasma ratios.
Helium. A noble gas with the atomic symbol He, atomic number 2, and atomic weight 4.003. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is not combustible and does not support combustion. It was first detected in the sun and is now obtained from natural gas. Medically it is used as a diluent for other gases, being especially useful with oxygen in the treatment of certain cases of respiratory obstruction, and as a vehicle for general anesthetics. (Dorland, 27th ed)
The transfer of a neoplasm from one organ or part of the body to another remote from the primary site.
Cells grown in vitro from neoplastic tissue. If they can be established as a TUMOR CELL LINE, they can be propagated in cell culture indefinitely.
A pulmonary surfactant associated protein that plays a role in alveolar stability by lowering the surface tension at the air-liquid interface. It is a membrane-bound protein that constitutes 1-2% of the pulmonary surfactant mass. Pulmonary surfactant-associated protein C is one of the most hydrophobic peptides yet isolated and contains an alpha-helical domain with a central poly-valine segment that binds to phospholipid bilayers.
A method of mechanical ventilation in which pressure is maintained to increase the volume of gas remaining in the lungs at the end of expiration, thus reducing the shunting of blood through the lungs and improving gas exchange.
Proteins found in the LUNG that act as PULMONARY SURFACTANTS.
The total volume of gas inspired or expired per unit of time, usually measured in liters per minute.
The proportion of survivors in a group, e.g., of patients, studied and followed over a period, or the proportion of persons in a specified group alive at the beginning of a time interval who survive to the end of the interval. It is often studied using life table methods.
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
A form of pneumoconiosis resulting from inhalation of dust containing crystalline form of SILICON DIOXIDE, usually in the form of quartz. Amorphous silica is relatively nontoxic.
Connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.
Established cell cultures that have the potential to propagate indefinitely.
A single lung lesion that is characterized by a small round mass of tissue, usually less than 1 cm in diameter, and can be detected by chest radiography. A solitary pulmonary nodule can be associated with neoplasm, tuberculosis, cyst, or other anomalies in the lung, the CHEST WALL, or the PLEURA.
Substances that increase the risk of NEOPLASMS in humans or animals. Both genotoxic chemicals, which affect DNA directly, and nongenotoxic chemicals, which induce neoplasms by other mechanism, are included.
The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION and GENETIC TRANSLATION.
A naturally radioactive element with atomic symbol Rn, atomic number 86, and atomic weight 222. It is a member of the noble gas family found in soil, and is released during the decay of radium.
Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.
The unborn young of a viviparous mammal, in the postembryonic period, after the major structures have been outlined. In humans, the unborn young from the end of the eighth week after CONCEPTION until BIRTH, as distinguished from the earlier EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.
Inflammation of the lung due to harmful effects of ionizing or non-ionizing radiation.
Identification of proteins or peptides that have been electrophoretically separated by blot transferring from the electrophoresis gel to strips of nitrocellulose paper, followed by labeling with antibody probes.
A common interstitial lung disease caused by hypersensitivity reactions of PULMONARY ALVEOLI after inhalation of and sensitization to environmental antigens of microbial, animal, or chemical sources. The disease is characterized by lymphocytic alveolitis and granulomatous pneumonitis.
The diffusion or accumulation of neutrophils in tissues or cells in response to a wide variety of substances released at the sites of inflammatory reactions.
Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is caused by bacterial infections.
A cell surface receptor involved in regulation of cell growth and differentiation. It is specific for EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR and EGF-related peptides including TRANSFORMING GROWTH FACTOR ALPHA; AMPHIREGULIN; and HEPARIN-BINDING EGF-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR. The binding of ligand to the receptor causes activation of its intrinsic tyrosine kinase activity and rapid internalization of the receptor-ligand complex into the cell.
Epithelial cells that line the PULMONARY ALVEOLI.
Mutant mice homozygous for the recessive gene "nude" which fail to develop a thymus. They are useful in tumor studies and studies on immune responses.
Refers to animals in the period of time just after birth.
A hemeprotein from leukocytes. Deficiency of this enzyme leads to a hereditary disorder coupled with disseminated moniliasis. It catalyzes the conversion of a donor and peroxide to an oxidized donor and water. EC
The administration of therapeutic agents drop by drop, as eye drops, ear drops, or nose drops. It is also administered into a body space or cavity through a catheter. It differs from THERAPEUTIC IRRIGATION in that the irrigate is removed within minutes, but the instillate is left in place.
Lipid-containing polysaccharides which are endotoxins and important group-specific antigens. They are often derived from the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria and induce immunoglobulin secretion. The lipopolysaccharide molecule consists of three parts: LIPID A, core polysaccharide, and O-specific chains (O ANTIGENS). When derived from Escherichia coli, lipopolysaccharides serve as polyclonal B-cell mitogens commonly used in laboratory immunology. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
One or more layers of EPITHELIAL CELLS, supported by the basal lamina, which covers the inner or outer surfaces of the body.
Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.
Transparent, tasteless crystals found in nature as agate, amethyst, chalcedony, cristobalite, flint, sand, QUARTZ, and tridymite. The compound is insoluble in water or acids except hydrofluoric acid.
The simultaneous, or near simultaneous, transference of heart and lungs from one human or animal to another.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Any hindrance to the passage of air into and out of the lungs.
Protein-lipid combinations abundant in brain tissue, but also present in a wide variety of animal and plant tissues. In contrast to lipoproteins, they are insoluble in water, but soluble in a chloroform-methanol mixture. The protein moiety has a high content of hydrophobic amino acids. The associated lipids consist of a mixture of GLYCEROPHOSPHATES; CEREBROSIDES; and SULFOGLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS; while lipoproteins contain PHOSPHOLIPIDS; CHOLESTEROL; and TRIGLYCERIDES.
The determination of the pattern of genes expressed at the level of GENETIC TRANSCRIPTION, under specific circumstances or in a specific cell.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The volume of air remaining in the LUNGS at the end of a maximal expiration. Common abbreviation is RV.
New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.
A pulmonary surfactant associated-protein that plays an essential role in alveolar stability by lowering the surface tension at the air-liquid interface. Inherited deficiency of pulmonary surfactant-associated protein B is one cause of RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME, NEWBORN.
Earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
An inorganic and water-soluble platinum complex. After undergoing hydrolysis, it reacts with DNA to produce both intra and interstrand crosslinks. These crosslinks appear to impair replication and transcription of DNA. The cytotoxicity of cisplatin correlates with cellular arrest in the G2 phase of the cell cycle.
Infections with bacteria of the genus PSEUDOMONAS.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Relatively complete absence of oxygen in one or more tissues.
Measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.
The use of two or more chemicals simultaneously or sequentially in the drug therapy of neoplasms. The drugs need not be in the same dosage form.
Experimental transplantation of neoplasms in laboratory animals for research purposes.
An albumin obtained from the white of eggs. It is a member of the serpin superfamily.
A chronic lung disease developed after OXYGEN INHALATION THERAPY or mechanical ventilation (VENTILATION, MECHANICAL) usually occurring in certain premature infants (INFANT, PREMATURE) or newborn infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME, NEWBORN). Histologically, it is characterized by the unusual abnormalities of the bronchioles, such as METAPLASIA, decrease in alveolar number, and formation of CYSTS.
The movement of cells from one location to another. Distinguish from CYTOKINESIS which is the process of dividing the CYTOPLASM of a cell.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
Tendency of the smooth muscle of the tracheobronchial tree to contract more intensely in response to a given stimulus than it does in the response seen in normal individuals. This condition is present in virtually all symptomatic patients with asthma. The most prominent manifestation of this smooth muscle contraction is a decrease in airway caliber that can be readily measured in the pulmonary function laboratory.
The upper part of the trunk between the NECK and the ABDOMEN. It contains the chief organs of the circulatory and respiratory systems. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Serum glycoprotein produced by activated MACROPHAGES and other mammalian MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES. It has necrotizing activity against tumor cell lines and increases ability to reject tumor transplants. Also known as TNF-alpha, it is only 30% homologous to TNF-beta (LYMPHOTOXIN), but they share TNF RECEPTORS.
An abundant pulmonary surfactant-associated protein that binds to a variety of lung pathogens and enhances their opsinization and killing by phagocytic cells. Surfactant protein D contains a N-terminal collagen-like domain and a C-terminal lectin domain that are characteristic of members of the collectin family of proteins.
Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation.
The measurement of an organ in volume, mass, or heaviness.
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
The act of BREATHING in.
A CXC chemokine that is synthesized by activated MONOCYTES and NEUTROPHILS. It has specificity for CXCR2 RECEPTORS.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
A positive regulatory effect on physiological processes at the molecular, cellular, or systemic level. At the molecular level, the major regulatory sites include membrane receptors, genes (GENE EXPRESSION REGULATION), mRNAs (RNA, MESSENGER), and proteins.
An abnormality in lung development that is characterized by a multicystic mass resulting from an adenomatous overgrowth of the terminal BRONCHIOLES with a consequent reduction of PULMONARY ALVEOLI. This anomaly is classified into three types by the cyst size.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The relatively long-lived phagocytic cell of mammalian tissues that are derived from blood MONOCYTES. Main types are PERITONEAL MACROPHAGES; ALVEOLAR MACROPHAGES; HISTIOCYTES; KUPFFER CELLS of the liver; and OSTEOCLASTS. They may further differentiate within chronic inflammatory lesions to EPITHELIOID CELLS or may fuse to form FOREIGN BODY GIANT CELLS or LANGHANS GIANT CELLS. (from The Dictionary of Cell Biology, Lackie and Dow, 3rd ed.)
A type of asbestos that occurs in nature as the dihydrate of magnesium silicate. It exists in two forms: antigorite, a plated variety, and chrysotile, a fibrous variety. The latter makes up 95% of all asbestos products. (From Merck Index, 11th ed, p.893)
The act of BREATHING out.
Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A form of hypersensitivity affecting the respiratory tract. It includes ASTHMA and RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, SEASONAL.
Inflammation of the lung parenchyma that is associated with BRONCHITIS, usually involving lobular areas from TERMINAL BRONCHIOLES to the PULMONARY ALVEOLI. The affected areas become filled with exudate that forms consolidated patches.
Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated via the mouth. It contains MUCUS, cellular debris, and microorganisms. It may also contain blood or pus.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Class of pro-inflammatory cytokines that have the ability to attract and activate leukocytes. They can be divided into at least three structural branches: C; (CHEMOKINES, C); CC; (CHEMOKINES, CC); and CXC; (CHEMOKINES, CXC); according to variations in a shared cysteine motif.
A diffuse parenchymal lung disease caused by inhalation of dust and by tissue reaction to their presence. These inorganic, organic, particulate, or vaporized matters usually are inhaled by workers in their occupational environment, leading to the various forms (ASBESTOSIS; BYSSINOSIS; and others). Similar air pollution can also have deleterious effects on the general population.
Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.
Protrusion of abdominal structures into the THORAX as a result of congenital or traumatic defects in the respiratory DIAPHRAGM.
A form of alveolitis or pneumonitis due to an acquired hypersensitivity to inhaled avian antigens, usually proteins in the dust of bird feathers and droppings.
A membrane in the midline of the THORAX of mammals. It separates the lungs between the STERNUM in front and the VERTEBRAL COLUMN behind. It also surrounds the HEART, TRACHEA, ESOPHAGUS, THYMUS, and LYMPH NODES.
Family of retrovirus-associated DNA sequences (ras) originally isolated from Harvey (H-ras, Ha-ras, rasH) and Kirsten (K-ras, Ki-ras, rasK) murine sarcoma viruses. Ras genes are widely conserved among animal species and sequences corresponding to both H-ras and K-ras genes have been detected in human, avian, murine, and non-vertebrate genomes. The closely related N-ras gene has been detected in human neuroblastoma and sarcoma cell lines. All genes of the family have a similar exon-intron structure and each encodes a p21 protein.
Virus diseases caused by the ORTHOMYXOVIRIDAE.
Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: experimental production in calves with antigens of Micropolyspora faeni. (1/31967)

Pneumonitis was induced in calves by exposure to aerosols of Micropolyspora faeni with or without prior sensitization of the animals by subcutaneous injection of antigen. The pneumonitis primarily involved centrolobular areas and was characterized by alveolar septal thickening and loss of air space by cellular infiltration. Vasculitis and focal haemorrhage occurred in certain individuals and haemoproteinaceous exudate appeared within septa and alveolar lumina. The pneumonitis was compared with human farmer's lung, pneumonitis of housed cattle and other experimental hypersensitivity pneumonitides.  (+info)

Systemic infection with Alaria americana (Trematoda). (2/31967)

Alaria americana is a trematode, the adult of which is found in mammalian carnivores. The first case of disseminated human infection by the mesocercarial stage of this worm occurred in a 24-year-old man. The infection possibly was acquired by the eating of inadequately cooked frogs, which are intermediate hosts of the worm. The diagnosis was made during life by lung biopsy and confirmed at autopsy. The mesocercariae were present in the stomach wall, lymph nodes, liver, myocardium, pancreas and surrounding adipose tissue, spleen, kidney, lungs, brain and spinal cord. There was no host reaction to the parasites. Granulomas were present in the stomach wall, lymph nodes and liver, but the worms were not identified in them. Hypersensitivity vasculitis and a bleeding diathesis due to disseminated intravascular coagulation and a circulating anticoagulant caused his death 8 days after the onset of his illness.  (+info)

Decreased liver and lung drug-metabolizing activity in mice treated with Corynebacterium parvum. (3/31967)

Injections of killed suspensions of Corynebacterium parvum (i.p.) in young male mice were followed by time- and dose-dependent decreases in the drug-metabolizing activity of liver microsomes and lung homogenates. In vitro assays with model substrates [aminopyrine, aniline, p-nitroanisole, and benzo(a)pyrene] were used to quantitate drug-metabolizing activity. It is likely that such decreases in mixed function oxidases activity will act to significantly alter the pharmacokinetics of concurrently or subsequently administered drugs. The results provide a possible mechanism to explain several previously reported immunochemotherapeutic interactions.  (+info)

Suppression of Moloney sarcoma virus immunity following sensitization with attenuated virus. (4/31967)

Murine sarcoma virus (Moloney strain) (MSV-M)-induced tumors are unusual in that they regularly appear less than 2 weeks after virus inoculation, progress for 1 to 2 weeks, and are rejected by normal adult BALB/c mice. Rejectio leaves the animals immune to tumor induction. In the present study, presensitization of normal adult BALB/c mice with attenuated MSV-M resulted in an altered pattern of tumor immunity. Injection of active MSV-M into the presensitized animals resulted in tumor induction and rejection similar to that observed in normal animals, but rejection failed to produce protection against the secondary inoculation with MSV-M. After the second inoculation with active MSV-M, tumors appeared and progressed but ultimately were rejected. Over 80% of the mice died, 25% after the primary challenge and the remainder after the secondary challenge. At death, all mice had histological evidence of leukemia which was the probable cause of death. The animals that died following the secondary challenge also had evidence of disseminated MSV-M. Solid tumor nodules were found in skeletal muscle distant from the original site of inoculation, and active MSV-M was isolated from spleen and lungs. The possibility that the results were produced by specific suppression of MSV-Moloney leukemia virus immunity is discussed.  (+info)

Factors influencing the deposition of inhaled particles. (5/31967)

Because the initial deposition pattern of inhaled particles of various toxic agents determines their future clearance and insult to tissue, respiratory tract deposition is important in assessing the potential toxicity of inhaled aerosols. Factors influencing the deposition of inhaled particles can be classified into three main areas: (1) the physics of aerosols, (2) the anatomy of the respiratory tract and (3) the airflow patterns in the lung airways. In the physics of aerosols, the forces acting on a particle and its physical and chemical properties, such as particle size or size distribution, density, shape, hygroscopic or hydrophobic character, and chemical reactions of the particle will affect the deposition. With respect to the anatomy of the respiratory tract, important parameters are the diameters, the lengths, and the branching angles of airway segments, which determine the deposition. Physiological factors include airflow and breathing patterns, which influence particle deposition. Various lung models used in predicting particle deposition are reviewed and discussed. The air-way structures of various animal species are compared, showing the unique structure of the human lung compared to the animal species under study. Regional deposition data in man and dog are reviewed. Recent deposition data for small rodents are presented, showing regional difference in deposition with the right apical lobe having the highest relative deposition.  (+info)

High-throughput screening of small molecules in miniaturized mammalian cell-based assays involving post-translational modifications. (6/31967)

BACKGROUND: Fully adapting a forward genetic approach to mammalian systems requires efficient methods to alter systematically gene products without prior knowledge of gene sequences, while allowing for the subsequent characterization of these alterations. Ideally, these methods would also allow function to be altered in a temporally controlled manner. RESULTS: We report the development of a miniaturized cell-based assay format that enables a genetic-like approach to understanding cellular pathways in mammalian systems using small molecules, rather than mutations, as the source of gene-product alterations. This whole-cell immunodetection assay can sensitively detect changes in specific cellular macromolecules in high-density arrays of mammalian cells. Furthermore, it is compatible with screening large numbers of small molecules in nanoliter to microliter culture volumes. We refer to this assay format as a 'cytoblot', and demonstrate the use of cytoblotting to monitor biosynthetic processes such as DNA synthesis, and post-translational processes such as acetylation and phosphorylation. Finally, we demonstrate the applicability of these assays to natural-product screening through the identification of marine sponge extracts exhibiting genotype-specific inhibition of 5-bromodeoxyuridine incorporation and suppression of the anti-proliferative effect of rapamycin. CONCLUSIONS: We show that cytoblots can be used for high-throughput screening of small molecules in cell-based assays. Together with small-molecule libraries, the cytoblot assay can be used to perform chemical genetic screens analogous to those used in classical genetics and thus should be applicable to understanding a wide variety of cellular processes, especially those involving post-transitional modifications.  (+info)

Interleukin-8 receptor modulates IgE production and B-cell expansion and trafficking in allergen-induced pulmonary inflammation. (7/31967)

We examined the role of the interleukin-8 (IL-8) receptor in a murine model of allergen-induced pulmonary inflammation using mice with a targeted deletion of the murine IL-8 receptor homologue (IL-8r-/-). Wild-type (Wt) and IL-8r-/- mice were systemically immunized to ovalbumin (OVA) and were exposed with either single or multiple challenge of aerosolized phosphate-buffered saline (OVA/PBS) or OVA (OVA/OVA). Analysis of cells recovered from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) revealed a diminished recruitment of neutrophils to the airway lumen after single challenge in IL-8r-/- mice compared with Wt mice, whereas multiply challenged IL-8r-/- mice had increased B cells and fewer neutrophils compared with Wt mice. Both Wt and IL-8r-/- OVA/OVA mice recruited similar numbers of eosinophils to the BAL fluid and exhibited comparable degrees of pulmonary inflammation histologically. Both total and OVA-specific IgE levels were greater in multiply challenged IL-8r-/- OVA/OVA mice than in Wt mice. Both the IL-8r-/- OVA/OVA and OVA/PBS mice were significantly less responsive to methacholine than their respective Wt groups, but both Wt and IL-8r mice showed similar degrees of enhancement after multiple allergen challenge. The data demonstrate that the IL-8r modulates IgE production, airway responsiveness, and the composition of the cells (B cells and neutrophils) recruited to the airway lumen in response to antigen.  (+info)

Lung fluid transport in aquaporin-1 and aquaporin-4 knockout mice. (8/31967)

The mammalian lung expresses water channel aquaporin-1 (AQP1) in microvascular endothelia and aquaporin-4 (AQP4) in airway epithelia. To test whether these water channels facilitate fluid movement between airspace, interstitial, and capillary compartments, we measured passive and active fluid transport in AQP1 and AQP4 knockout mice. Airspace-capillary osmotic water permeability (Pf) was measured in isolated perfused lungs by a pleural surface fluorescence method. Pf was remarkably reduced in AQP1 (-/-) mice (measured in cm/s x 0.001, SE, n = 5-10: 17 +/- 2 [+/+]; 6.6 +/- 0.6 AQP1 [+/-]; 1.7 +/- 0.3 AQP1 [-/-]; 12 +/- 1 AQP4 [-/-]). Microvascular endothelial water permeability, measured by a related pleural surface fluorescence method in which the airspace was filled with inert perfluorocarbon, was reduced more than 10-fold in AQP1 (-/-) vs. (+/+) mice. Hydrostatically induced lung interstitial and alveolar edema was measured by a gravimetric method and by direct measurement of extravascular lung water. Both approaches indicated a more than twofold reduction in lung water accumulation in AQP1 (-/-) vs. (+/+) mice in response to a 5- to 10-cm H2O increase in pulmonary artery pressure for five minutes. Active, near-isosmolar alveolar fluid absorption (Jv) was measured in in situ perfused lungs using 125I-albumin as an airspace fluid volume marker. Jv (measured in percent fluid uptake at 30 min, n = 5) in (+/+) mice was 6.0 +/- 0.6 (37 degrees C), increased to 16 +/- 1 by beta-agonists, and inhibited to less than 2.0 by amiloride, ouabain, or cooling to 23 degrees C. Jv (with isoproterenol) was not affected by aquaporin deletion (18.9 +/- 2.2 [+/+]; 16.4 +/- 1.5 AQP1 [-/-]; 16.3 +/- 1.7 AQP4 [-/-]). These results indicate that osmotically driven water transport across microvessels in adult lung occurs by a transcellular route through AQP1 water channels and that the microvascular endothelium is a significant barrier for airspace-capillary osmotic water transport. AQP1 facilitates hydrostatically driven lung edema but is not required for active near-isosmolar absorption of alveolar fluid.  (+info)

In order to make this discovery, they conducted the experiment in three steps. First, they injected the lung protein alone inside frog eggs to measure its function. Second, they injected both the M2 protein from H1N1 virus and the lung protein inside frog eggs and found that the H1N1 virus M2 protein caused the lung protein function to decrease significantly. By means of molecular biology techniques, scientists isolated the segment of the H1N1 virus M2 protein responsible for the damage to the lung protein and were able to demonstrate that without this segment, the H1N1 virus was unable to damage the lung protein. Third, an intact, full H1N1 virus M2 protein and the lung protein were then re-injected into frog eggs along with antioxidant drugs. This also prevented H1N1 virus M2 protein from damaging the lung protein. When these experiments were repeated using human lung cells, the results were exactly the same ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Steroid metabolism by the lung. T2 - Conversion of dihydrotestosterone to 5α-androstan-3α, 17β-diol by rat lung tissue in vitro. AU - Kao, Lidia Wei Liu. AU - Crosswell, M. Jane. AU - Weisz, Judith. PY - 1979/3. Y1 - 1979/3. N2 - The potential of lung tissue of adult male rats to metabolize dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in vitro was examined. Within 3 min, a homogenate of 100 mg lung tissue, cleared of blood by perfusion before homogenization, metabolized 90% of the [3H]DHT substrate. Approximately 80% of the DHT was converted to 5α-androstan-3α, 17β-diol. The amount of 5α-androstan- 3α, 17β-diol formed during a 5-min incubation increased linearly, with substrate concentrations ranging from 3.3 × 10-8 to 3 × 10-6 M. Thus, the capacity of rat lung tissue to metabolize DHT in vitro and the rate of 3α-reduction of DHT are sufficiently great to consider the possibility that lung may be responsible for the rapid clearance of DHT from the circulation in this species.. AB - The ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - IL-33 mediates inflammatory responses in human lung tissue cells. AU - Yagami, Akiko. AU - Orihara, Kanami. AU - Morita, Hideaki. AU - Futamura, Kyoko. AU - Hashimoto, Noriko. AU - Matsumoto, Kenji. AU - Saito, Hirohisa. AU - Matsuda, Akio. PY - 2010/11/15. Y1 - 2010/11/15. N2 - IL-33 is a member of the IL-1 family and mediates its biological effects via the ST2 receptor, which is selectively expressed on Th2 cells and mast cells. Although polymorphic variation in ST2 is strongly associated with asthma, it is currently unclear whether IL-33 acts directly on lung tissue cells at sites of airway remodeling. Therefore, we aimed to identify the IL-33-responsive cells among primary human lung tissue cells. ST2 mRNA was expressed in both endothelial and epithelial cells but not in fibroblasts or smooth muscle cells. Correspondingly, IL-33 promoted IL-8 production by both endothelial and epithelial cells but not by fibroblasts or smooth muscle cells. Transfection of ST2 small ...
In recent years, significant progress has been made in dissecting the genetic control of mammalian lung development. Many transcription factors, peptide growth factors and their receptors, as well as extracellular matrix components have been identified as important regulators of lung morphogenesis in reverse genetics approaches (Warburton et al. 2000; Groenman et al. 2004; Kumar and Ryan 2004). Chemical mutagenesis using the potent germline mutagen ENU represents a powerful means to complement these gene-driven approaches by phenotype-based screens in mice (De Angelis et al. 2000; Nolan et al. 2000; Kile et al. 2003). This report describes the positional cloning of the perinatal lethal, ENU-induced l7Rn64234SB allele and identifies a pivotal role for the previously hypothetical gene NM_026304 in Clara cell function during mouse lung development. The ENU-induced nonsense mutation truncated the carboxy-terminal 17 aa, rendering the l7Rn64234SB protein unstable. However, detection of residual ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Low-dose of ionizing radiation enhances cell proliferation via transient ERK1/2 and p38 activation in normal human lung fibroblasts. AU - Kim, Cha Soon. AU - Kim, Jin Mo. AU - Nam, Seon Young. AU - Yang, Kwang Hee. AU - Jeong, Meeseon. AU - Kim, Hee Sun. AU - Lim, Young Khi. AU - Kim, Chong Soon. AU - Jin, Young Woo. AU - Kim, Joon. PY - 2007/9/27. Y1 - 2007/9/27. N2 - This study shows the human cellular responses and the mechanism of low-dose ionizing radiation in CCD 18 Lu cells, which are derived from normal human lung fibroblasts. Cell proliferation and viability assay were measured for the cells following γ-irradiation using trypan blue, BrdU incorporation, and Wst-1 assay. We also examined genotoxicity using a micronuclei formation assay. The activation of the MAPKs pathway was determined by Western blot analysis, and the siRNA system was used to inhibit the expression of ERK1/2 and p38. We found that 0.05 Gy of ionizing radiation stimulated cell proliferation and did not ...
Human, Mouse, Rat - Lung Tissue Array (5 slides/pk) Cell/Tissue Protein Lysate TAS-1003 Human, Mouse, Rat - Lung Tissue Array (5 slides/pk) Cell/Tissue Protein Lysate TAS-1003
Image: by Phil Schatz License: CC BY 4.0. Basically, a distinction is made between right and left lung. The left lung consists of two cloth (Lobi superior and inferior pulmonis sinistri), which are separated from each other by the fissura obliqua. The right lung, in turn, consists of three lobes (lobi superior, medius and inferior pulmonis dextri). The subdivision is done by the Fissura obliqua and the Fisura horizontalis pulmonis dextri. These fissures extend deep into the lung tissue and are, like the surface of the lung, lined with the visceral pleura.. The further structure is identical in both lungs. One distinguishes between the lung tip (Apex pulmonis), the lung base (Base pulmonis), the lung surfaces and the lung margins. The lung surface is covered by a serous skin, the visceral pleura, and appears pale pink in the healthy to gray. Depending on the position and the relationship to the thorax one differentiates with the lung surfaces (Facies pulmonis) between the facies costalis, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Foxf1 haploinsufficiency reduces Notch-2 signaling during mouse lung development. AU - Kalinichenko, Vladimir V.. AU - Gusarova, Galina A.. AU - Kim, Il-man. AU - Shin, Brian. AU - Yoder, Helena M.. AU - Clark, Jean. AU - Sapozhnikov, Alexander M.. AU - Whitsett, Jeffrey A.. AU - Costa, Robert H.. PY - 2004/3/1. Y1 - 2004/3/1. N2 - The forkhead box (Fox) f1 transcription factor is expressed in the mouse splanchnic (visceral) mesoderm, which contributes to development of the liver, gallbladder, lung, and intestinal tract. Pulmonary hemorrhage and peripheral microvascular defects were found in approximately half of the newborn Foxf1(+/-) mice, which expressed low levels of lung Foxf1 mRNA [low-Foxf1(+/-) mice]. Microvascular development was normal in the surviving newborn high-Foxf1(+/-) mice, which compensated for pulmonary Foxf1 haploinsufficiency and expressed wild-type Foxf1 levels. To identify expression of genes regulated by Foxf1, we used Affymetrix microarrays to determine ...
Matched Pair (Normal and Carcinoma) Human Lung Tissue Array (5 slides/pk) Cell/Tissue Protein Lysate TAS-1002 Matched Pair (Normal and Carcinoma) Human Lung Tissue Array (5 slides/pk) Cell/Tissue Protein Lysate TAS-1002
The development of lungs and the process that enables respiration is still not well understood at the molecular level. To fill the knowledge gaps, PNNL scientists are systematically characterizing normal lung development in mice and humans.
We are working with NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group to offer lung health checks to people at the Practice. This programme is known as the Liverpool Healthy Lung Programme. You can find out more about it online here: http://bit.ly/LiverpoolHealthyLungs Here you can also watch an inspiring video about Dennis, who recently attended a clinic. The clinics are offered to people aged 55-75 who have ever smoked or who have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). If you are in this group you should receive a clinic invite letter in April, after which you should book an appointment as soon as possible. At your appointment you will see a specialist lung nurse who will ask about your general health and also some questions about your lungs and breathing. S/he may also check your breathing using Spirometry (a tube you blow in). With your permission s/he will also offer to assess your risk of lung cancer using a Lung Risk Score. If you decide to have the Lung Risk Score, you may be offered a ...
While the adult murine lung utilizes multiple restricted progenitor cells during homeostasis and fix compartmentally, very much less is known about the progenitor cells from the human lung. fix utilizing murine versions have got provided essential ideas into both lung regeneration and homeostasis. These research have got proven that the adult mouse lung epithelium can be fairly quiescent and will not really adhere to the traditional control cell model [1]. Rather, the lung shows up to conform to a maintenance structure identical to that of various other tissue with gradual turnover prices, such as the pancreas [2], [3]. During regular tissues homeostasis, abundant facultative progenitor cells located throughout the lung epithelium mediate any 1420477-60-6 manufacture required maintenance. These facultative progenitor cells, Clara cells and Type II pneumocytes, are quiescent and function as differentiated cells of the mature lung epithelium, but keep the capability to differentiate and self-renew ...
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains a major respiratory illness in extremely premature infants. The biological mechanisms leading to BPD are not fully understood, although an arrest in lung development has been implicated. The current study aimed to investigate the occurrence of autophagy in the developing mouse lung and its regulatory role in airway branching and terminal sacculi formation. We found 2 windows of epithelial autophagy activation in the developing mouse lung, both resulting from AMPK activation. Inhibition of AMPK-mediated autophagy led to reduced lung branching in vitro. Conditional deletion of beclin 1 (Becn1) in mouse lung epithelial cells (Becn1Epi-KO), either at early (E10.5) or late (E16.5) gestation, resulted in lethal respiratory distress at birth or shortly after. E10.5 Becn1Epi-KO lungs displayed reduced airway branching and sacculi formation accompanied by impaired vascularization, excessive epithelial cell death, reduced mesenchymal thinning of the interstitial ...
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) remains a major respiratory illness in extremely premature infants. The biological mechanisms leading to BPD are not fully understood, although an arrest in lung development has been implicated. The current study aimed to investigate the occurrence of autophagy in the developing mouse lung and its regulatory role in airway branching and terminal sacculi formation. We found 2 windows of epithelial autophagy activation in the developing mouse lung, both resulting from AMPK activation. Inhibition of AMPK-mediated autophagy led to reduced lung branching in vitro. Conditional deletion of beclin 1 (Becn1) in mouse lung epithelial cells (Becn1Epi-KO), either at early (E10.5) or late (E16.5) gestation, resulted in lethal respiratory distress at birth or shortly after. E10.5 Becn1Epi-KO lungs displayed reduced airway branching and sacculi formation accompanied by impaired vascularization, excessive epithelial cell death, reduced mesenchymal thinning of the interstitial ...
Carlon, Marianne ; Toelen, Jaan ; Himmelreich, Uwe ; Debyser, Zeger ; Deprest, Jan. Combined non-invasive bioluminiscence and magnetic resonance imaging improves detection after pulmonary gene transfer in a fetal mouse model.30th Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Maternal-Fetal-Medicine (Chicago(Il), Feb 01-06, 2010). In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 201, no. 6, p. S261 (2009 ...
For normal lifelong lung function, the prerequisites are: (1) normal lung function at birth; (2) normal growth in lung function until the adult plateau at 20-25 years of age; and (3) no accelerated deterioration from the plateau. Cohort studies have established that lung function either tracks or deteriorates, but never improves, after the preschool years.26-28 Thus, lung function in adult life is critically dependent on in utero and post-natal lung development.. An important antenatal factor affecting newborn lung function is maternal smoking, which causes structural effects on the developing lung.29 A study in more than 13 000 people showed that childhood disadvantage defined by either maternal or paternal asthma, childhood asthma, maternal smoking and childhood respiratory infections predicts worse adult lung function, a faster rate of lung function decline, and a greater prevalence of COPD.30 Other important influences include maternal antibiotic31 and paracetamol32 use, maternal ...
Biology Assignment Help, Mammalian lungs - respiration, Mammalian Lungs - Respiration In this we will study mainly mammalian lungs as it is the best representative of a respiratory surface adapted for terrestrial respiration. For this purpose, human lung can be taken as a model as shown in Figure. Wh
Optimal lung health from embryo through adulthood requires the complex interaction of pulmonary airspaces, interstitial and vasculature, beginning with organ development and culminating in programmed senescence. Technological advances have fostered a growing appreciation for the impact of cellular plasticity and the importance of cellular niche both during development and in response to both injury and repair. In addition to expanding the role of reactivation of developmental pathways lung repair, recent discoveries have demonstrated unique aging programs that will provide novel treatment strategies for chronic lung disease. The 5th Gordon Research Conference on Lung Development, Injury and Repair in August of 2019 seeks to attract cutting edge science to drive forward the field of lung development, injury, and repair toward the goal of facilitating novel therapeutic approaches to maximize lung health across the lifespan. This conference will strive to highlight new concepts behind the interactions
The lung is the main organ in the respiratory system and doesnt develop till about week 4 in the embryo. This stage of development is known as the Embryonic stage that covers the period of week 4-5 of the developing embryo. In this stage the 2 lung buds would have formed and lung lobes and the bronchopulmonary segments. The stem diverticulum will have differentiated into trachea and larynx. The Pseudoglandular stage is the period from 6 weeks to 16 weeks in the growing fetus. The events that occur in this stage include the formation of extensive airway branching of about 14 or more generations of branching resulting in terminal bronchioles. The conducting epithelium tubes are formed and are surrounded by thick mesenchyme. At 2 months all of the segmental bronchi would have formed. The distal structures at this stage are lined with cuboidal epithelium. The next stage is the Canalicular stage, from the period of week 16 to 25. The terminal bronchioles divide into two or more respiratory ...
If you are not aware of the lung problems then see here. There is a healthy lung month that will aware you about the various lungs problems.
Research in the Cardoso lab focuses on the mechanisms that regulate lung progenitor cell fate during lung development and on the contribution of developmental mechanisms to disease pathogenesis and regeneration-repair of the adult lung. We are investigating how progenitor cells generate the wide diversity of cell types of the mature respiratory system. In this context, we have been identifying early markers of cell fate and characterizing the genetic programs associated with acquisition of the various airway epithelial cell phenotypes as the lung forms. These studies have provided insights into the role of specific pathways, including retinoids, Fgf, Tgf beta and Notch in controlling the specification and expansion of lung progenitors, airway branching and differentiation of the various lung epithelial cell lineages. Over these years Our studies continue to explore the basic mechanisms of lung development, using this knowledge to understand the role of stem/progenitor cells in lung ...
The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on respiratory system has highlighted the exigent needs to research pulmonary mechanics. This mini-symposium aims to showcase some recent studies using mathematical models to examine lung development, normal lung function, diseased lung conditions and functional deterioration. These research explorations provide insights to diseases such as asthma, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis and treatment of lung infection. They have also advanced pulmonary tissue characterization and understanding of age related alterations in lung function. Lung diseases often leads to reduced lung function and poor quality of life and mathematical models can provide excellent avenues to unravel the complex dynamics that orchestrate lung decline in various health conditions. The models employed in these works cut across different areas of mathematical and computational mathematics, including reaction-diffusion models, partial differential equation models, agent-based models, image-based analyses
Epithelia from lung rudiments in which secondary bronchial buds are already established (14th and 13th gestational day for rat and mouse respectively) are able to undergo branching morphogenesis and cytodifferentiation in submandibular mesenchyme in vitro, whereas lung epithelium from one day younger foetuses rarely gives a morphogenetic response to submandibular mesenchyme and usually differentiates into primary (non-budding) bronchial epithelium.. The failure of 13-day rat lung epithelium to respond to submandibular mesenchyme can be prevented by peeling off the submandibular mesenchyme from the lung epithelium after 2½ days culture and replacing the same mesenchyme, or renewing it with fresh salivary mesenchyme ex vivo. Changes in the epithelial contour are visible by 10 h and buds form within 24 h; this is followed by branching morphogenesis in more than 66% of the samples.. The number of cells in S-phase in the epithelium is doubled within 3 to 5 h after the operation and the number of ...
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Lung cancer is a malignant tumour in the tissue of one or both lungs. A tumour may be found in the bronchi or in the spongy lung tissue. A tumour that starts in the lung is known as a primary lung cancer. Tumours in the lung may also be due to cancer which has spread through the blood from another part of the body such as the breast, bowel, or prostate - these cancers are called lung secondary or metastases. The following information refers to primary lung cancer.. Like other cancers, lung cancer is the result of the uncontrolled growth and multiplication of cells in the lung(s). Over time, this abnormal cell growth develops into a progressively larger mass which starts to invade functional parts of the lung, affecting breathing, causing pain and symptoms related to the loss of normal lung function. Doctors call this abnormal cluster of cells a tumour. These abnormal cells grow and divide uncontrollably and, if left untreated, eventually spread throughout the body.. ...
Aim: Chronic exposure to indoxacarb and pulmonary expression of toll-like receptor 9 (TLR-9) in mice.. Materials and Methods: In this study, healthy male Swiss albino mice (n=30) aging 8-10 weeks were used to evaluate TLR-9 expression in lungs of mice following indoxacarb exposure with and without lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Indoxacarb was administered orally dissolved in groundnut oil at 4 and 2 mg/kg/day for 90 days. On day 91, five animals from each group were challenged with LPS/normal saline solution at 80 μg/animal. The lung tissues were processed for real time and immunohistochemical studies.. Results: LPS resulted increase in fold change m-RNA expression level of TLR-9 as compare to control, while indoxacarb (4 mg/kg) alone and in combination with LPS resulted 16.21-fold change and 29.4-fold change increase in expression of TLR-9 m-RNA, respectively, as compared to control. Similarly, indoxacarb (2 mg/kg) alone or in combination with LPS also altered TLR-9 expression. Further at protein ...
Fall is almost upon us and the weather is changing! This cold, dry season is often accompanied by a variety of symptoms, such as coughing, breathing difficulty, and other lung ailments. Additionally, by midlife, many people have compromised their lung health by smoking or by breathing urban air with its bounty of toxic pollutants. Studies show that lifespan is directly proportional to lung capacity. If our lungs arent working optimally to supply the body with oxygen, all the metabolic processes go haywire. Follow these tips to increase your lung health, expand your longevity, and quit coughing this fall.. Breathe Deeper For A Longer Life A larger lung capacity is related to a longer life, so it is important to work on your breathing. An effective way to increase your lung capacity is to play a wind instrument-a saxophone, trumpet, flute, or even a recorder. Practicing for as little as 10 or 15 minutes a day will give you expanded results for your lungs!. Antioxidants For Better Breathing ...
When lung cells are injured, there seems to be a cross talk between the damaged cells, the lung endothelial cells and the stem cells, explains Lee.. Lee and Kim are still trying to eavesdrop on this cross-talk, but one key factor produced by endothelial cells is a protein called thrombospondin (TSP-1). By adding it to 3-D cultures exposed to the air, mimicking the lung environment, Kim and Lee were able to prod even a single lung stem cell to start churning out alveolar cells. And by simply taking the TSP-1-rich liquid surrounding cultured endothelial cells and injecting it into the mice, they were able to reverse the lung damage caused by pulmonary fibrosis.. Conversely, when the researchers engineered lung endothelial cells to lack TSP-1 and added them to the 3-D cultures, the stem cells went down a different pathway, producing more airway cells. And in live mice unable to make TSP-1, airway repair was enhanced after injury.. TSP-1 is clearly a potential target for manipulation in patients ...
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With the increasing prevalence of more infective and/or virulent strains of influenza, understanding the impact of virus on the host epithelium and the processes involved in lung repair are of great importance, says John F. Alcorn, PhD, an immunologist affiliated with the department of pediatrics at the Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He notes that the findings open up new possibilities for developing therapeutic agents that promote recovery of normal lung function and architecture after influenza infection and lessen the likelihood of secondary infections. A key finding is that even after the resolution of infection, influenza results in lung parenchymal remodeling that may be critical to susceptibility to further injury, says Dr. Alcorn. This series of experiments used 6- to 8-week-old wild-type (WT) mice (C57BL/6 strain) as well as IL-22-deficient mice, infected with influenza A PR/8/34 H1N1 or control vehicle. To determine the distribution of IL-22 in the lung, they used ...
You know that smoking is bad for your lungs, but what does that mean? Heres what you need to know about the smokers lung vs. healthy lung discussion.
Stress is defined as the force applied to a material, while strain is the consequent deformation. In the whole lung, stress can be roughly approximated by the transpulmonary pressure, whereas the approximation of the average strain is the change in volume relative to the lung resting volume. The same tidal volume per kilogram may result in completely different strain according to the size of the baby lung (the V0 of the previous equation). For example, a 70-kg man with ARDS may have, according to the severity of the lung injury, a residual baby lung equal to 60%, 40%, or 20% of his normal lung size. If the ventilator is set to deliver 10 mL/kg, the actual delivered tidal volume would generate an alveolar strain, which would result from the application, in normal lung, of a tidal volume equal to 17 mL/kg, 25 mL/kg, and 50 mL/kg, values associated with a significant lung injury in laboratory studies. Recently we attempted to quantify the relationship between stress-strain and VILI in healthy ...
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Work in the Robert H. Brown Lab explores several topics within pulmonary physiology, with a long-term goal of understanding the structural changes in the lungs that lead to the pathophysiology of lung disease. Our core studies examine the structure-function relationship of pulmonary airways and vessels as well as their role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and reactive airway disease. Recent research has involved studying the mechanisms and treatment of COPD progression, new methods for treating asthma, and lung inflation and airway hyperresponsiveness. We are also exploring the impact of HIV infection on the etiology of lung disease and the pathophysiologic consequences of lung distention.. Research Areas: asthma, HIV, pulmonary physiology, lung disease, COPD, reactive airway disease ...
The NF-kappaB pathway has been shown to play a critical role in both adaptive and innate immunity and has been implicated as a focal point for induction of lung inflammation by a variety of inflammatory stimuli; however, the role of NF-kappaB in specific lung cell types remains unclear. We hypothesized that individual cell types in the lungs make important and unique contributions to the NF-kappaB dependent innate immune response. To determine the temporal and cell specific activation of NF-kappaB in vivo, an NF-kappaB reporter mouse in which expression of an enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP)/luciferase fusion protein cDNA driven by an NF-kappaB inducible promoter (NGL mouse) was generated. NF-kappaB activity was detected in intact, anesthetized animals by bioluminescence imaging and at the cellular level by detection of GFP on lung tissue sections. Using Eschericia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa models of lung inflammation, the timing and duration of NF-kappaB ...
To understand lung cancer, we must first understand the lungs. The lungs are two sponge-like organs in the chest. The right lung has three sections, called lobes. The left lung has two lobes. It is smaller because the heart takes up more room on that side of the body. The lungs bring air in and out, taking in oxygen and getting rid of carbon dioxide gas, which is a waste product of the body.. The lining which surrounds the lungs is called the pleura. The pleura protects the lungs. The windpipe, or trachea, brings air down into the lungs, and divides into tubes called bronchi, which divide into smaller branches called bronchioles. At the end of these small branches are tiny air sacs known as alveoli.. Most lung cancers start in the lining of the bronchi. But lung cancer can also begin in other areas such as the trachea, bronchioles, or alveoli. Lung cancer usually takes many years to develop.. ...
Patients who survive an acute lung injury are able to recover their lung function, suggesting that adult lungs regenerate to a certain extent. Depending on the cause and severity of the injury, multiple progenitor cells, including alveolar type II cells and distal airway stem cells, have been shown to drive lung tissue regeneration in mice. Now, Vaughan et al. describe another cell type involved in the repair process in mouse models lung damage from influenza virus infection or bleomycin inhalation: the rare lineage-negative epithelial progenitor (LNEP).. LNEP cells are quiescently present within normal distal mouse lung and do not express mature lineage markers, such as club cell 10 (CC10) protein and surfactant protein C (SPC). However, the authors demonstrate that these cells are activated to proliferate and migrate to damaged sites and mediate lung remodeling following major injury. Using lineage tracing approaches and cell transplantation, Vaughan et al. showed that LNEP cells, but not ...
Dendritic cells (DCs) residing in the lung are known to acquire inhaled Ag and, after migration to the draining bronchial lymph node (brLN), to present it to naive T cells in an either tolerogenic or immunogenic context. To visualize endogenous lung-derived DCs, we applied fluorescent latex beads (LXs) intratracheally, thereby in vivo labeling the majority of phagocytic cells within the lung. Of note, LX-bearing cells subsequently arriving in the draining brLN were found to represent lung-derived migratory DCs. Imaging explanted brLN by two-photon laser-scanning microscopy, we quantitatively analyzed the migration and interaction behavior of naive CD4+ T cells and endogenous, lung-derived DC presenting airway-delivered Ag under inflammatory or noninflammatory conditions. Ag-specific naive CD4+ T cells engaged in stable as well as transient contacts with LX-bearing DCs in both situations and displayed similar overall motility kinetics, including a pronounced decrease in motility at 16-20 h after ...
The use of the porcine lung to demonstrate recruitment maneuvers stimulated us to consider the possibility of using the ASL 5000 to investigate ways to improve protocols for the handling of ex-vivo perfused lungs. We believe this would provide interesting research projects for students and faculty. Many of the current ex-vivo perfusion protocols involve using positive pressure and high concentrations of oxygen to maintain isolated perfused lungs. The longest time that perfused lungs have been kept viable ex-vivo is about 10 hours. Using the ASL 5000 to model breathing, we would like to explore the possibility of extending survival time of ex-vivo perfused lungs. We believe that lowering the FiO2 and avoiding positive pressure ventilation could improve viability. Further development of this model could lead to advances in therapeutics related to airway clearance, mechanical ventilation, and airway pharmacology.. In the video below, the porcine lungs are attached to an Avea ventilator in the CPAP ...
Through the use of developmental and knock out studies Mig-6 has been shown to have a role in development. It has also been shown to be a tumour suppressor gene. Little work has been done as yet looking at its role in the adult. This study examined the role of Mig-6 in the lung with the ultimate goal being to determine if the pulmonary phenotype due to Mig-6 ablation is due to a developmental programming or loss of function in the adult. This was investigated in two ways. 1. To investigate if knocking out Mig-6 in adult lung has an effect on lung function2. Investigate the role of Mig-6 in lung epithelial cells by RNAi (Investigation of the Role of Mig-6 in Pulmonary Epithelial Cells and Vascular Cells In Vitro).Knocking out Mig-6 in the adult mice showed no difference in epithelial markers and after staining morphology and airway size were found to be normal. This would seem to indicate that the Mig-6 phenotype is due to altered development of the lungs during the neonatal period and not due to a loss
We have read with interest the article by Taylor et al. concerning the mechanism of lung development in the etiology of congenital malformations of the pulmonary airways in adults. The authors discussed the etiology of congenital malformations of the pulmonary airways, suggesting a partial modification of lung development with a potential risk of malignancy.. Although we generally agree with their assessment, there are some weaknesses in their work that we would like to highlight as well as some points on which we would like to propose an alternative point of view. Different transcription factors known to be involved in lung development have already been studied in CPAM. Two of them, SOX2 and SOX9 are described as important in the spatiotemporal branching development since the pseudoglandular stage [1, 2]. In CPAM, SOX2 is present in both CPAM types (1 and 2), but their expression differs between them [3]. In addition, previously published papers have shown persistent SOX2 expression in ...
Goal of the present study is to investigate the specific cellular responses to nCeO2 and nFe2O3 in various lung cell types and develop an in vitro chronic exposure model to predict the potential fibrogenic and carcinogenic effects. Primary human lung fibroblasts were treated with nCeO2 (size dXRD = 17 nm, SSA = 61 m2/g) and direct stimulation of collagen production (a hallmark of fibrosis) was evaluated. In separate experiments, primary human small airway epithelial cells were exposed to a sub-lethal concentration (0.625 µg/cm2) of nCeO2 and nFe2O3 (size dXRD = 20 nm, SSA = 50 m2/g) for 6 weeks and their effects on cell transformation and invasion were evaluated. Our results showed new data that nCeO2 can induce a dose-dependent increase in collagen production by lung fibroblasts; nCeO2 can induce proliferation of lung epithelial cells as compared to vehicle-treated control and nFe2O3 induced neoplastic transformation of epithelial cells as determined by soft-agar colony formation assay and transwell
Intestinal bacteria transferred at birth affect lung development, bacterial resistance and susceptibility to inflammatory conditions in newborns, according to a new mouse study.
Lung development is a highly orchestrated process characterized by timed expression and activation of growth factor and protease/antiprotease systems. This interplay is essential in regulating vasculogenesis, alveolarization, and epithelial to mesenchymal transition during lung development. Alterati …
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YALE (US)-Scientists have achieved an important first step in regenerating fully functional lung tissue that can exchange gas-the key role of the lungs.. Details appear in the June 24 issue of Science Express.. Lung disease accounts for around 400,000 deaths each year in the United States. Lung tissue is difficult to regenerate because it does not generally repair or regenerate beyond the microscopic level.. The only current way to replace damaged adult lung tissue is to perform lung transplantation, which is highly susceptible to organ rejection and infection and achieves only 10 percent to 20 percent survival at 10 years.. The researchers goal was to see if it was possible to successfully implant tissue-engineered lungs, cultured in vitro, that could serve the lungs primary function of exchanging oxygen and carbon dioxide.. They took adult rat lungs and first removed their existing cellular components, preserving the extracellular matrix and hierarchical branching structures of the airways ...
The Lung Scan provides a detailed visualization of the lungs. The Advanced Lung Analysis software allows highly accurate volume measurement of lung nodules. With its 3D volume measurement, we are better able to determine changes in nodule volume and to quantify growth rate and doubling time for lesions, allowing earlier and more accurate identification of small lung cancers. This enables our radiologists to detect lung cancer at its earliest stage, usually undetectable by an ordinary chest x-ray.. The Lung Scan can also detect other lung damage such as emphysema from smoking or lung scarring from prior infection. ...
Caveolin-1 is a key regulator of pulmonary endothelial barrier function. interleukin-6, and promoted BAL neutrophilia in WT mice. Lung injury by these criteria was significantly reduced in Cav-1-/- mice but fully restored by i.v. injection of liposome/Cav-1 cDNA complexes that rescued expression of Cav-1 in lung microvessels. As thrombin is known to play a significant role in mediating stretch-induced vascular injury, we observed in cultured mouse lung microvascular endothelial cells (MLECs) thrombin-induced albumin hyperpermeability and phosphorylation of p44/42 MAP kinase in WT but not in Cav-1-/- MLECs. Thus, caveolin-1 expression is required for mechanical stretch-induced lung inflammation and endothelial hyperpermeability in vitro and in vivo. was measured in isolated lung preparations explanted from mice after two hours of injurious or control ventilation. The procedure is usually described in detail by Gorovoy in WT and Cav-1-/- mice (Fig. 2). For 125I-BSA determination, mice were ...
Small airways are abnormal in asthma [1]. One measurement of small airway function is Sacin, derived from the multiple-breath nitrogen washout (MBNW) test. Sacin reflects ventilation heterogeneity in diffusion-dependent airways, and is correlated with airway hyperresponsiveness [2] and asthma control [3]. Theoretically, heterogeneity of diffusion-dependent ventilation can arise due to the heterogeneity of cross-sectional areas of airway openings in terminal airways and the acini [4]. Therefore, Sacin may be affected by structural changes in those airways. The elastic properties of the lung may also affect Sacin, as the phase III slope, a marker of ventilation heterogeneity derived from the single-breath nitrogen washout, correlates with lung compliance in explanted lungs of smokers and in healthy lungs [5]. ...
lung. Pneumonectomy. Lobectomy. Wedge resection. Lung transplantation. Decortication of lung. Heart-lung transplant. ... Total lung capacity (TLC)[edit]. Total lung capacity (TLC) is the maximum volume of air present in the lungs ... Static lung compliance (Cst)[edit]. When estimating static lung compliance, volume measurements by the spirometer needs to be ... Tidal volume: that volume of air moved into or out of the lungs during quiet breathing (TV indicates a subdivision of the lung ...
However this places the lungs at increased risk from separate lung injury patterns caused by accidental forced over-inflation ( ... the lungs open, causing air to enter the lungs to inflate under a gentle vacuum. However, when using a manual resuscitator, as ... so any regurgitation is less likely to enter the lungs, and so that forced inflation pressure can only go into the lungs and ... lung injury from over-stretching (called volutrauma); and/or (3) lung injury from over-pressurization (called barotrauma). ...
... tumors are also found in the lungs.. Other sites / metastases[edit]. Metastasis of carcinoid can lead to carcinoid ... Lung[edit]. Main article: Typical lung carcinoid tumor. ... Non-small-cell lung carcinoma. *Squamous-cell carcinoma. * ...
Lung cancer[edit]. Main article: Lung cancer. Some of these cancers have environmental causes such as smoking. When a tobacco ... The lungs are the largest organs in the lower respiratory tract. The lungs are suspended within the pleural cavity of the ... The lungs are divided into different lobes. The right lung is larger in size than the left, because of the heart's being ... The right lung has three lobes - upper, middle, and lower (or superior, middle and inferior), and the left lung has two - upper ...
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... involving a reduced lung volume.[26] Other associated lung conditions include pneumonitis, chronic diffuse interstitial lung ... Lungs. Inflammation of the pleurae known as pleurisy can rarely give rise to shrinking lung syndrome.[25] SLE can cause ... Males tend to have more seizures, kidney disease, serositis (inflammation of tissues lining the lungs and heart), skin problems ... Serositis: Pleurisy (inflammation of the membrane around the lungs) or pericarditis (inflammation of the membrane around the ...
Lungs[edit]. Ranitidine and other histamine H2 receptor antagonists may increase the risk of pneumonia in hospitalized patients ...
"Guideline for Lung Scintigraphy" (PDF) (3.0 ed.). Society of Nuclear Medicine Procedure. 7 February 2004.. ... The most common indication for lung scintigraphy is to diagnose pulmonary embolism, e.g. with a ventilation/perfusion scan and ... may be appropriate for excluding PE in pregnancy.[3] Less common indications include evaluation of lung transplantation, ...
... can be used for detecting both acute and chronic changes in the lung parenchyma, that is, the internals of the lungs. ... Lungs[edit]. High-resolution computed tomographs of a normal thorax, taken in the axial, coronal and sagittal planes, ... This ranges from arteries serving the brain to those bringing blood to the lungs, kidneys, arms and legs. An example of this ... Bronchial wall thickening can be seen on lung CTs, and generally (but not always) implies inflammation of the bronchi.[25] ...
The lungs expand and contract during the breathing cycle, drawing air in and out of the lungs. The volume of air moved in or ... Both the lungs and the skin serve as respiratory organs in amphibians. The ventilation of the lungs in amphibians relies on ... In land animals the respiratory surface is internalized as linings of the lungs.[1] Gas exchange in the lungs occurs in ... If the volume of the lungs were to be instantaneously doubled at the beginning of inhalation, the air pressure inside the lungs ...
After undergoing tests a small malignant lesion was found in his right lung.[40] He was diagnosed with lung cancer in October ... "Tony Greig diagnosed with lung cancer". Wisden India. 20 October 2012.. *^ a b Hills, Brendan (29 December 2012). "Tony Greig ... Lung cancer and death[edit]. Greig began to have severe bouts of coughing in May 2012; initially bronchitis was diagnosed.[40] ... A long-term sufferer from epilepsy, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in October 2012.[7] Greig died in Sydney, on 29 December ...
Lung diseases[edit]. Main article: Occupational lung disease. Occupational lung diseases include asbestosis among asbestos ... Bad indoor air quality may predispose for diseases in the lungs as well as in other parts of the body. ... miners and those who work with friable asbestos insulation, as well as black lung (coalworker's pneumoconiosis) among coal ...
Humans have two lungs, a right lung and a left lung. They are situated within the thoracic cavity of the chest. The right lung ... The left lung (left) and right lung (right). The lobes of the lungs can be seen, and the central root of the lung is also ... These fixed size lungs are called "circulatory lungs", as distinct from the "bellows-type lungs" found in most other animals.[ ... Some types of chronic lung diseases are classified as restrictive lung disease, because of a restriction in the amount of lung ...
Kee Lung-class destroyers[edit]. The first two ships, ex-Scott and ex-Callaghan, arrived at Su-ao, a military port in eastern ... Present name: Kee Lung (基隆, DDG-1801); was to be Chi Teh (紀德); commissioned on 17 December 2005 ... Following the tradition of ship class naming, ROCN has referred these vessels as Kee Lung-class destroyers. The remaining two ... Sold to Taiwan, 30 May 2003; commissioned as ROCS Kee Lung (DDG-1801) ...
Lungs[edit]. Lung involvement is typically in the form of hemoptysis, pleuritis, cough, or fever, and in severe cases can be ... pulmonary artery develops an aneurysm which ruptures causing severe vascular collapse and death from bleeding in the lungs.[4] ...
Lungs[edit]. Main article: Tuberculosis. Tubercles are nodules that contain caseous necrosis, which form in the lungs as a ...
β-Carotene and lung cancer in smokers[edit]. Chronic high doses of β-carotene supplementation increases the probability of lung ... Increases in lung cancer may be due to the tendency of β-carotene to oxidize,[29] and may hasten oxidation more than other food ... Russel, R.M. (2002). "Beta-carotene and lung cancer". Pure Appl. Chem. 74 (8): 1461-1467. CiteSeerX doi: ... Tanvetyanon T, Bepler G (July 2008). "Beta-carotene in multivitamins and the possible risk of lung cancer among smokers versus ...
Lungs[edit]. Unlike diethyl ether, methoxyflurane is a significant respiratory depressant. In dogs, methoxyflurane causes a ...
Lung transplantation[edit]. The Duffy antigen has been implicated in lung transplantation rejection.[92] ... Its expression is increased in the vascular beds and alveolar septa of the lung parenchyma during suppurative pneumonia.[94] ... "The role of chemokine receptors in acute lung allograft rejection". Eur. Respir. J. 35 (1): 167-75. doi:10.1183/ ... "Enhanced expression of Duffy antigen in the lungs during suppurative pneumonia". J. Histochem. Cytochem. 51 (2): 159-66. doi ...
The most common indication for lung scintigraphy is to diagnose pulmonary embolism, e.g. with a ventilation/perfusion scan. ... Less common indications include evaluation of lung transplantation, preoperative evaluation, evaluation of right-to-left shunts ... Society of Nuclear Medicine Procedure - Guideline for Lung Scintigraphy. Version 3.0, approved February 7, 2004 [1] ...
Lung cancer[edit]. Whether a patient is positive or negative for a mutation in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) will ... Somatic KRAS mutations are found at high rates in leukemias, colorectal cancer,[15] pancreatic cancer[16] and lung cancer.[17] ... However, the mutation of KRAS and EGFR are generally mutually exclusive.[29][30][31] Lung cancer patients who are positive for ... Riely GJ, Marks J, Pao W (April 2009). "KRAS mutations in non-small cell lung cancer". Proceedings of the American Thoracic ...
Lung[edit]. In some kinds of lung cancer (with squamous-cell histology) sorafenib administered in addition to paclitaxel and ... "Addition of Sorafenib May Be Detrimental in Some Lung Cancer Patients". login.medscape.com.. ...
A focal lung pneumatosis, is a solitary volume of air in the lung that is larger than alveoli. A focal lung pneumatosis can be ... CLE affects the upper lung lobes more than the lower lobes, and the left lung more often than the right lung.[21] CLE is ... Compensatory emphysema, is overinflation of part of a lung in response to either removal by surgery of another part of the lung ... Left lung completely affected by bullae shown in contrast to a normal lung on the right. ...
Advanced non-smallcellular lung carcinoma[edit]. Mutations in the kinase domain of the EGFR are observed with approximately 2 ... Clinical trial number NCT00111839 for "Effects of Matuzumab in Combination With Pemetrexed for the Treatment of Advanced Lung ... lung,[3] esophageal and stomach cancer[4] early in the 2000s. In August 2007, Merck Serono announced that the preliminary ... to 25% of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) patients. Some studies have shown a negative correlation between the ...
"Lung Cancer Risk Rises in the Presence of HPV Antibodies". Lung Cancer Risk Rises in the Presence of HPV Antibodies. Archived ... Klein F, Amin Kotb WF, Petersen I (July 2009). "Incidence of human papillomavirus in lung cancer". Lung Cancer. 65 (1): 13-8. ... looking for HPV among 1,633 lung cancer patients and 2,729 people without the lung disease found that people with lung cancer ... "Lung Cancer Patients More Likely to Have High-Risk Human Papillomavirus". NPIN. Archived from the original on 27 July 2012.. ...
Principal cancer types under study: breast, prostate, blood (leukemia, lymphoma); melanoma; liver; ovarian and cervical; lung; ...
a b c d Heinrich D. Becker, M. F. (2005). Bronchoscopic Biopsy of Peripheral Lung Lesions Under Electromagnetic Guidance. ... "Homepage - American Lung Association". lungusa.org.. *^ US Department of Health and Human Services. The Health Consequences of ... "Electromagnetic navigation diagnostic bronchoscopy for small peripheral lung lesions". ersjournals.com.. *^ "IEEE Xplore - Sign ... Lung cancer diagnosed in the early stages yields an 88% survival rate at ten years versus 16% at five years when found in the ...
The term zàng (臟) refers to the five entities considered to be yin in nature-Heart, Liver, Spleen, Lung, Kidney-, while fǔ (腑) ... Metal (金) = Lung (肺, pinyin: feì) and Large Intestine (大腸, pinyin: dàcháng) ... In China he Introduced hygiene practised in India.[50] Formulae for lung diseases were imported from India during the Tang ... "Liver fire rushes upwards and scorches the Lung, injuring the blood vessels and giving rise to reckless pouring of blood from ...
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Lower RT/lung disease. (including LRTIs). Bronchial/. obstructive. acute. Acute bronchitis. chronic. COPD Chronic bronchitis. ... lung disease. Pneumoconiosis Aluminosis. Asbestosis. Baritosis. Bauxite fibrosis. Berylliosis. Caplan's syndrome. Chalicosis. ... If there is lung collapse, it is imperative the affected individual lies on the side of the collapse, although painful, this ... Hatzitolios A, Ntaios G (2007). "Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum May Be Associated with Both Anorexia Nervosa and Obesity". Lung ...
... product use associated lung injury (EVALI). Learn CDCs recommendations, and the latest outbreak information. ... Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-cigarette Use, or Vapingplus icon*For Healthcare Providers ... Vitamin E acetate has been found in product samples tested by FDA and state laboratories and in patient lung fluid samples ... As of February 18, 2020, a total of 2,807 hospitalized e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) cases ...
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Check out these 5 easy steps to increase lung capacity for better breathing. Keep reading to learn more and call us at (800) ... For people with lung disease, lung function and lung capacity can diminish over time. Lung function is a metric determined by ... Simply put, lung function is how your body uses air while lung capacity is how much air your body can use. While lung function ... Lung capacity differs from lung function because lung capacity is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use. ...
Humans have two lungs, a right lung and a left lung. They are situated within the thoracic cavity of the chest. The right lung ... The left lung (left) and right lung (right). The lobes of the lungs can be seen, and the central root of the lung is also ... These fixed size lungs are called "circulatory lungs", as distinct from the "bellows-type lungs" found in most other animals.[ ... Some types of chronic lung diseases are classified as restrictive lung disease, because of a restriction in the amount of lung ...
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Find out about lung transplants, including when one is needed, the different types of transplant, what the procedure involves ... When a lung transplant is needed. A lung transplant will often be recommended if:. *a person has advanced lung disease that ... a heart-lung transplant - where the heart and both lungs are removed and replaced with a donated heart and lungs; this is often ... a single lung transplant - where a single damaged lung is removed from the recipient and replaced with a lung from the donor; ...
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  • Asbestos workers who smoke increase their risk of developing lung cancer by 50-100 times. (encyclopedia.com)
  • This scarring may increase the risk of developing lung cancer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Although scientists are yet to find a clear association between tuberculosis and lung cancer, evidences suggest that tuberculosis patients have a higher risk of developing lung cancer. (amazonaws.com)
  • Smoking remains the biggest risk to developing lung cancer, and is responsible for more than 85% of cases. (news-medical.net)
  • Using other types of tobacco including cigars, pipe tobacco, snuff or chewing tobacco also poses increased risks of developing lung cancer, mouth cancer and oesophageal cancer. (news-medical.net)
  • ETS, otherwise known as passive smoking or second-hand smoking, where smoke is inhaled from someone else's cigarette, pipe, or cigar, can increase the risk of developing lung cancer even though you are not smoking yourself. (news-medical.net)
  • The risk of developing lung cancer is proportional to the number of cigarettes smoked per day. (healthy.net)
  • If you stop smoking, within 15 years your risk of developing lung cancer will be roughly the same as a non-smoker. (medic8.com)
  • Smokers and former smokers have a ten- to fiftyfold greater risk of developing lung cancer. (technologyreview.com)
  • If someone stops smoking, their risk of developing lung cancer gets lower over time. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • There are three main types of lung cancer. (cancer.org)
  • If you aren't sure which type of lung cancer you have, ask your doctor so you can get the right information. (cancer.org)
  • We provide resources to help countless Americans manage lung diseases, such as asthma, COPD, lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. (lung.org)
  • LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer. (lung.org)
  • Lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. (cdc.gov)
  • More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. (cdc.gov)
  • See rates or numbers of new lung and bronchus cancers or lung and bronchus cancer deaths for the entire United States and individual states. (cdc.gov)
  • See rates or numbers of new lung and bronchus cancers or lung and bronchus cancer deaths by race/ethnicity, sex, and age group. (cdc.gov)
  • For people with lung cancer , a blood test known as a liquid biopsy can be a useful tool for guiding treatment decisions, according to a new study from researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering, the University of Sydney, and a biotech company called Resolution Bioscience. (mskcc.org)
  • We still don't have good evidence showing whether and how a liquid biopsy can help people who are struggling with cancer today," says Bob Li , a medical oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering who specializes in the treatment of people with lung cancer . (mskcc.org)
  • That's why, two years ago, Dr. Li and his colleagues began a prospective clinical study to evaluate whether a liquid biopsy test could help guide treatment decisions for people with lung cancer. (mskcc.org)
  • They all had advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer that either had no known mutation that could be targeted with a drug or had stopped responding to a targeted therapy. (mskcc.org)
  • Given that people with late-stage lung cancer can be quite sick, that time difference can be significant. (mskcc.org)
  • The overall health of a person suffering from advanced-stage lung cancer can deteriorate very rapidly in the space of a couple of weeks," Dr. Li says. (mskcc.org)
  • The tissue of the lungs can be affected by a number of diseases , including pneumonia and lung cancer . (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, a lung transplant wouldn't be recommended for someone with lung cancer because the cancer could reoccur in the donated lungs. (www.nhs.uk)
  • When to Add Chemotherapy to IO in Lung Cancer? (medscape.com)
  • 3. AT MOLECULAR LEVELGenetic changes include mutation of key regulatory genes, changesin protein products, and changes in gene expression.As changes accumulate, cells become more abnormal and cancer progresses There are over 100 genes known to be associated with the development of lung cancer. (slideshare.net)
  • 4. HOW COMMON IS LUNG CANCER?WHO reports OVER 1.1 million people die of lung cancer each year. (slideshare.net)
  • 6. RISK FACTORS Smoking Ten years after quitting, lung cancer risk drops to a level that is only 20-50% of the risk experienced by those who continue to smoke. (slideshare.net)
  • 13. LUNG CANCER GROWTH Very SlowIn Average, it takes 8-15 years to grow 1 centimetre in diameter.But, they have the ability to spread or metastasize to other parts of thebody early in their growth.This process is called early micrometastasis, metastasis that isnot detectable by ordinary means. (slideshare.net)
  • 14. LUNG CANCER SPREADSpread of the tumour can occur by the lymphatic vessels to lymphnodes located within the lung, mediastinum and thorax.Most cancer cells that enter the bloodstream die.If spread by the blood stream, it can lead to deposits of tumour in theliver, opposite lung, bone and brain.The process of determining whether lung cancerhas spread beyond the original tumour is calledstaging. (slideshare.net)
  • 15. TYPES OF LUNG CANCER A cancer arising in the 20% epithelial tissue of the 80% skin or of the lining of Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) the internal organs.Squamous cell carcinoma Adenocarcinoma Large cell carcinoma SCLC and NSCLC have different patterns of growth and spread. (slideshare.net)
  • After treatment with antibiotics and steroids he feels no better, and after two further consultations he is referred for chest radiography, which is reported as showing a lesion suspicious of lung cancer. (bmj.com)
  • Lung cancer accounts for 22% of deaths from cancer in the UK. (bmj.com)
  • Lung cancer refers to primary tumours of the lung and is initially classified histologically as small cell lung cancer (SCLC) or non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) because these two types behave very differently. (bmj.com)
  • Lung cancer is harder to diagnose than most other cancers so the diagnosis is often delayed. (bmj.com)
  • Lung cancer is a disease in which the cells of the lung tissues grow uncontrollably and form tumors. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that in 1998, at least 172,000 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed, and that lung cancer accounted for 28% of all cancer deaths, or approximately 160,000 people. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Only 15 percent of people with lung cancer will live five years. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Primary lung cancer (also called adenocarcinoma) starts in the lung itself. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Primary lung cancer is divided into small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, depending on how the cells look under the microscope. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Secondary lung cancer is cancer that starts somewhere else in the body (for example, the breast or colon) and spreads to the lungs. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Lung cancer is rare among young adults. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In 1987, lung cancer replaced breast cancer as the number one cancer killer among women. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Smoking marijuana cigarettes is considered yet another risk factor for cancer of the lung. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Repeated exposure to asbestos fibers, either at home or in the workplace, also is considered a risk factor for lung cancer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Studies show that compared to the general population, asbestos workers are seven times more likely to die from lung cancer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Besides asbestos, mining industry workers who are exposed to coal products or radioactive substances, such as uranium, and workers exposed to chemicals, such as arsenic, vinyl chloride, mustard gas , and other carcinogens, also have a higher than average risk of contracting lung cancer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • High levels of a radioactive gas (radon) that cannot be seen or smelled pose a risk for lung cancer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Other forms of environmental pollution (e.g., auto exhaust fumes) also may slightly increase the risk of lung cancer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In 2002, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) linked for the first time long-term exposure to fine-particle air pollution to lung cancer deaths. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The risk of death from lung cancer increased substantially for people living in the most heavily polluted metropolitan areas. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Although the exact cause of lung cancer is not known, people with a family history of lung cancer appear to have a slightly higher risk of contracting the disease. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In 2003, researchers were continuing work aimed at learning why some smokers were more susceptible to lung cancer than others. (encyclopedia.com)
  • They discovered a type of DNA repair characteristic apparent in smokers who were less likely to get lung cancer. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Lung cancer is a disease in which certain cells in the lungs become abnormal and multiply uncontrollably to form a tumor . (medlineplus.gov)
  • Lung cancer may not cause signs or symptoms in its early stages. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Some people with lung cancer have chest pain, frequent coughing, blood in the mucus, breathing problems, trouble swallowing or speaking, loss of appetite and weight loss, fatigue, or swelling in the face or neck. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Lung cancer occurs most often in adults in their sixties or seventies. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Lung cancer is generally divided into two types, small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer, based on the size of the affected cells when viewed under a microscope. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Non-small cell lung cancer accounts for 85 percent of lung cancer, while small cell lung cancer accounts for the remaining 15 percent. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Non-small cell lung cancer is divided into three main subtypes: adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell lung carcinoma. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In the United States, lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer, after breast cancer , accounting for about one-quarter of all cancer diagnoses. (medlineplus.gov)
  • It is estimated that more than 222,500 people develop lung cancer each year. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Approximately 6.6 percent of individuals will develop lung cancer during their lifetime. (medlineplus.gov)
  • An estimated 72 to 80 percent of lung cancer cases occur in tobacco smokers. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, accounting for an estimated 27 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In nearly all cases of lung cancer, these genetic changes are acquired during a person's lifetime and are present only in certain cells in the lung. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Somatic mutations in many different genes have been found in lung cancer cells. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Is It Lung Cancer? (webmd.com)
  • In its early stages, lung cancer doesn't typically have symptoms you can see or feel. (webmd.com)
  • Of course, lung cancer isn't the only thing that can cause these symptoms. (webmd.com)
  • It's not common, but finger clubbing is strongly linked to lung cancer: Around 80% of people who have it also have the disease. (webmd.com)
  • In a Danish study, the odds of being diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer were higher for people who had seen a mental health professional for the first time in the past year for illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and dementia. (webmd.com)
  • A Pancoast tumor is a type of lung cancer that grows in the upper part of your lung and spreads to your ribs, vertebrae in your spine, nerves, and blood vessels. (webmd.com)
  • A low red blood cell count, or anemia, is a very common effect of lung cancer. (webmd.com)
  • Some people with small-cell lung cancer cell get Cushing's syndrome. (webmd.com)
  • Small-cell lung cancer that turns your immune system against your nervous system can show up as trouble seeing. (webmd.com)
  • It's rare for lung cancer to be the cause of gynecomastia, but it's possible. (webmd.com)
  • Large-cell lung cancer can disrupt your hormone balance and cause tenderness and swelling in male breast tissue. (webmd.com)
  • Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer deaths for men and women in America. (medicinenet.com)
  • In light of the recent death of news anchor Peter Jennings and the announcement by Christopher Reeve's widow, Dana, WebMD Live invited Peter Shields, MD, from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University to answer your questions lung cancer . (medicinenet.com)
  • He is here to answer questions about lung cancer. (medicinenet.com)
  • There's a whole lot of current smokers out there and several-fold more ex-smokers, all at risk for lung cancer. (medicinenet.com)
  • Before smoking lung cancer was a rare disease. (medicinenet.com)
  • How does lung cancer first manifest itself? (medicinenet.com)
  • Lung cancer remains silent for a long period, and that's when it can be small enough to do something about. (medicinenet.com)
  • It's not recommended to have a CAT scan for lung cancer screening, even for smokers. (medicinenet.com)
  • I know X-rays do not show lung cancer until it's too late. (medicinenet.com)
  • Of course I can't give specific medical advice, but you do have risk factors for lung cancer and obviously with a persistent cough you should have quality medical care. (medicinenet.com)
  • Do chest X-rays detect lung cancer? (medicinenet.com)
  • That's the only known way to reduce one's risk of lung cancer. (medicinenet.com)
  • a workup for a lung cancer lesion seen on X-ray can be substantial. (medicinenet.com)
  • What role does secondhand smoke play in the development of lung cancer? (medicinenet.com)
  • Secondhand smoke is a clear cause of lung cancer. (medicinenet.com)
  • Every learned and scientific committee and governmental agency who has looked at this has concluded that secondhand smoke causes lung cancer. (medicinenet.com)
  • Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs. (familydoctor.org)
  • Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking. (familydoctor.org)
  • Non-small cell - This is the most common form of lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • More than 85% of people with lung cancer have non-small cell. (familydoctor.org)
  • The cells grow and spread faster than in non-small cell lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • Symptoms of lung cancer can be different from person to person. (familydoctor.org)
  • Many people with lung cancer don't experience symptoms until the disease is in an advanced stage. (familydoctor.org)
  • There are several known causes of lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • In most cases (80% to 90%), smoking causes lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • Smokers are 15 to 30 times more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers. (familydoctor.org)
  • People who use other tobacco products are also at increased risk of getting lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • Your risk of getting lung cancer is higher the earlier you started smoking, and the more cigarettes you smoked per day. (familydoctor.org)
  • If you used to smoke but don't anymore, your risk of lung cancer decreases. (familydoctor.org)
  • Thousands of people who never smoked die every year from lung cancer because they've been around secondhand smoke. (familydoctor.org)
  • Exposure to radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. (familydoctor.org)
  • A variety of other substances have been linked to lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • How is lung cancer diagnosed? (familydoctor.org)
  • Lung cancer is often found on an X-ray or CT scan being done for another reason. (familydoctor.org)
  • If you have symptoms of lung cancer, your doctor will do a physical exam. (familydoctor.org)
  • If they hear fluid around your lungs, they may suspect lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • Your doctor will probably order tests that can look for lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • Can lung cancer be prevented or avoided? (familydoctor.org)
  • In most cases, lung cancer can be prevented. (familydoctor.org)
  • If you smoke and are between 55 and 80 years old, you can get a screening for lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • There are several treatment options for lung cancer. (familydoctor.org)
  • and how lung cancer patients' quality of life can be improved. (cancer.org)
  • These efforts have helped reduce lung cancer death rates in men by 36% over the past two decades and in women by 11% since 2002. (cancer.org)
  • Despite this progress, lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. (cancer.org)
  • In January 2014, the American Cancer Society and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a charitable organization that supports cancer research initiatives, announced a collaboration focused on lung cancer. (cancer.org)
  • The two organizations worked together to create a lung cancer research "Dream Team" that is working to develop new therapies for lung cancer. (cancer.org)
  • This initiative has the potential to result in new life-saving lung cancer treatments. (cancer.org)
  • Following are some of the lung cancer investigators currently being funded by the American Cancer Society who are working to find the answers that will save more lives and better prevent, treat, and manage lung cancer. (cancer.org)
  • Percac-Lima is investigating whether bilingual community outreach workers can help increase lung cancer screening rates among older current and former smokers. (cancer.org)
  • Percac-Lima hopes her study will reveal a way to prevent the development of lung cancer screening disparities. (cancer.org)
  • His research focuses on African American smokers, because they are more likely than Caucasians to die from lung cancer, even though they smoke about the same amount. (cancer.org)
  • Chong is testing more than 1,000 drugs to find ones that could be used in lung cancer patients whose tumors have become resistant to current treatments. (cancer.org)
  • Chong is focused on lung cancer patients who have a mutation in a gene called EGFR as this form of lung cancer very often develops resistance to the drug currently used to treat it. (cancer.org)
  • Smith is researching the lung cancer care needs and barriers to receiving palliative care specific to minority patients with advanced lung cancer and their caregivers. (cancer.org)
  • Smith notes that minority lung cancer patients often underutilize palliative care. (cancer.org)
  • Smith's goal is for her findings to help inform the development of a culturally-appropriate palliative care intervention to help minority lung cancer patients. (cancer.org)
  • The American Cancer Society employs a staff of full-time researchers who relentlessly pursue the answers that help us better understand cancer, including lung cancer. (cancer.org)
  • One of the main ways we study lung cancer is through long-term cancer prevention studies, which we have been conducting since 1952. (cancer.org)
  • Our long-term follow-up studies confirmed the link between smoking and lung cancer, secondhand smoke and lung cancer, and radon exposure and lung cancer. (cancer.org)
  • Researchers in the Society's Epidemiology Research Program continue to make new discoveries related to lung cancer by analyzing data on an ongoing basis from Cancer Prevention Study II (CPS-II), which the Society began in 1982. (cancer.org)
  • Women who smoke today have a much greater risk of death from lung cancer than did female smokers 20 or 40 years ago, likely reflecting changes in smoking behavior. (cancer.org)
  • Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers. (mskcc.org)
  • People who smoke tend to be at greater risk for the disease, and studies have shown that female smokers may be more likely to develop lung cancer than male smokers. (mskcc.org)
  • But lung cancer can also occur in people who have never smoked. (mskcc.org)
  • Non-small cell lung cancer is more common than small cell lung cancer , which tends to grow and spread faster than non-small lung cancer. (mskcc.org)
  • Because small cell lung cancer tends to grow and spread quickly, the primary treatment is chemotherapy. (mskcc.org)
  • Treatment for non-small cell lung cancer, on the other hand, usually involves surgery. (mskcc.org)
  • As the second-most common cancer in both men and women, lung cancer is responsible for the majority of cancer-related deaths. (slideshare.net)
  • The American Cancer Society estimates more than 160,000 people will lose their battle with lung cancer this year, accounting for more victims than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. (slideshare.net)
  • In recognition of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, Oklahoma CyberKnife encourages local residents to take preventive steps to protect themselves and their loved ones from common and lesser-known causes of lung cancer. (slideshare.net)
  • 2. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month November is dedicated to increasing public understanding of lung cancer, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention and treatment options. (slideshare.net)
  • 3. The Facts: Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. (slideshare.net)
  • It is estimated that smoking is the principal cause of about 90% of lung cancer in men and almost 80% in women. (slideshare.net)
  • About 226,160 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in 2012 (116,470 in men and 109,690 in women). (slideshare.net)
  • Exposure to asbestos, radon, environmental factors or secondhand smoke can cause lung cancer. (slideshare.net)
  • 5. Lung Cancer Treatment OptionsSurgery: Some patients have small tumors that can beremoved surgically, but they may suffer from othermedical problems that prevent them from being surgicalcandidates or they may be opposed to surgery. (slideshare.net)
  • At risk for lung cancer? (merck.com)
  • Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide. (merck.com)
  • June 7, 2010 (Chicago) -- An experimental pill shrank tumors in lung cancer patients who have a specific genetic abnormality. (webmd.com)
  • After treatment with the drug crizotinib, tumors shrank or stopped growing in more than 90% of 82 advanced lung cancer patients with the genetic abnormality. (webmd.com)
  • That's huge for a population of lung cancer patients where most treatments have only a 10% response (tumor shrinkage) rate, with considerable toxicity," says Indiana University's George W. Sledge Jr., MD, incoming president of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). (webmd.com)
  • And only the 4% of lung cancer patients worldwide with the gene abnormality targeted by the drug are typically helped by crizotinib. (webmd.com)
  • In some people, an aberration causes the ALK gene to fuse with another gene, typically EML4 in lung cancer . (webmd.com)
  • No one knows exactly why it happens, but lung cancer patients with the abnormality are generally nonsmokers. (webmd.com)
  • People in the study had advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the most common type of cancer. (webmd.com)
  • Herbst says that two other gene-targeted treatments, Tarceva and Iressa , help another 10% to 20% of lung cancer patients. (webmd.com)
  • Lung cancer does not usually present with symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage, which means patient outcomes are often less positive than with some other forms of cancer. (news-medical.net)
  • Research has shown that around one in three people diagnosed with lung cancer will live for one year or more, but only one in ten will live for five years or more. (news-medical.net)
  • People should seek medical advice if they develop any lung cancer symptoms such as coughing up blood, a persistent cough or shortness of breath. (news-medical.net)
  • Lung cancer usually shows up as a white or grey mass on X-ray. (news-medical.net)
  • When a mass is revealed, patients are referred to a lung specialist who carries out more detailed investigations to check whether lung cancer is present and how advanced it is. (news-medical.net)
  • Once lung cancer is diagnosed, it is staged to help predict the potential outcomes and treatment options. (news-medical.net)
  • Stage 1 - The cancer is confined to the lung and has not spread to nearby lymph nodes. (news-medical.net)
  • Stage 4 - Here, the cancer is either affecting both lungs or has spread to another body part such as the brain or liver. (news-medical.net)
  • Stage 4 cancer also describes cancer that has caused an accumulation of fluid-filled cancer cells around the lungs or heart. (news-medical.net)
  • This less common form of lung cancer is either described as limited disease if it has not spread beyond the lung or extensive disease if it has spread beyond the long. (news-medical.net)
  • Retrieved on January 24, 2020 from https://www.news-medical.net/health/Lung-Cancer-Diagnosis.aspx. (news-medical.net)
  • The Lung Cancer Forum is sponsored by the Women's Lung Cancer Initiative. (massgeneral.org)
  • The Lung Cancer Forum, supported by the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, is an initiative that brings medical experts together with the shared goal of furthering education, conversation and coordinated action around the topic of lung cancer . (massgeneral.org)
  • Together, the community strives to expand support services and improve quality of life for patients and survivors of lung cancer, raise awareness about the occurrence of lung cancer, erase the stigma of smoking associated with lung cancer and provide support and empowerment for patients and their families facing a diagnosis of lung cancer. (massgeneral.org)
  • Each month, there is a guest speaker who addresses an aspect of lung cancer. (massgeneral.org)
  • Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD, talks about lung cancer patient care, diversity in the workplace & staying open to opportunities & mentorship in your career. (massgeneral.org)
  • In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Massachusetts General Hospital physicians answer common questions related to lung cancer. (massgeneral.org)
  • Upon consultation, he was informed that he not only need to undergo treatment for an inguinal hernia, but also for stage 1 lung cancer. (massgeneral.org)
  • If you or someone you know may have lung cancer and you want an evaluation, please contact the Mass General Thoracic Surgery team today. (massgeneral.org)
  • Lung cancer is any type of malignant (cancerous) growth in the lungs. (healthcentral.com)
  • Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in both men and women. (healthcentral.com)
  • There will be 158,000 estimated deaths from lung cancer in 1999, which represents 28 percent of all cancer deaths. (healthcentral.com)
  • If the cells lose their ability to control division, excess growth takes place, tumors form, and lung cancer emerges. (healthcentral.com)
  • There are four main types of lung cancer - adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, small cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma. (healthcentral.com)
  • Small cell lung cancer is grouped by itself and the other three types - adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and large cell carcinoma are collectively referred to as Non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. (healthcentral.com)
  • The type of lung cancer is determined by the appearance of the cancerous cells under a microscope. (healthcentral.com)
  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is sometimes called oat cell cancer, because the cancer cells look like oats when they are viewed under a microscope. (healthcentral.com)
  • This type of lung cancer makes up about 20 to 25 percent of all cases. (healthcentral.com)
  • Virtually all patients with small cell lung cancer have a smoking history. (healthcentral.com)
  • Squamous cell carcinoma , makes up 25 to 30 percent of all lung cancer cases. (healthcentral.com)
  • This type of lung cancer often begins in the bronchi and may remain in the chest without spreading for longer periods than other cancers. (healthcentral.com)
  • This is the most common type of lung cancer. (healthcentral.com)
  • Non-smokers who get lung cancer almost always get adenocarcinoma. (healthcentral.com)
  • Large cell carcinomas make up about 10 to 20 percent of all lung cancer cases. (healthcentral.com)
  • The number one cause of lung cancer is cigarette smoking, representing 85 to 90 percent of all cases. (healthcentral.com)
  • Cigar and pipe smoking are also associated with lung cancer. (healthcentral.com)
  • Lung cancer often does not produce symptoms in the early stages. (healthcentral.com)
  • A review of the epidemiologic literature providing evidence for the effect of lycopene (diet or serum) or tomatoes on the risk of lung cancer reveals 27 observational epidemiologic studies (18 case-control and nine cohort studies) reporting relative risk (RR) estimates. (nih.gov)
  • The published epidemiologic literature shows an interaction between study design and the relationship between lycopene and/ or tomatoes and risk of lung cancer. (nih.gov)
  • Although lycopene can be found in the human lung, and there is evidence, albeit weak, for a protective association with lung cancer, its biologic role remains to be elucidated. (nih.gov)
  • What are the odds that a heavy smoker will get lung cancer? (esquire.com)
  • If you have, say, mid- to late-stage lung cancer, that's still pretty much true. (esquire.com)
  • The small cell lung cancer, although less common, metastasize rapidly, spreading to other parts of the body at a faster speed than the other form of lung cancer. (amazonaws.com)
  • Even a person who has never smoked is vulnerable to lung cancer when exposed to secondhand smoke for a prolonged period. (amazonaws.com)
  • The rising level of pollutants in the air emitted from factories, vehicles and other sources damage the lung tissues, thereby increasing the risk of lung cancer. (amazonaws.com)
  • The Lung Cancer program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Thoracic Surgery employs a variety of minimally-invasive and advanced surgical approaches, including video-assisted thorascopic surgery (VATS) to treat lung cancer. (massgeneral.org)
  • The first anatomic segmentectomy for lung cancer was reported by Dr. Churchill in 1939. (massgeneral.org)
  • The Division of Thoracic Surgery has board-certified thoracic surgeons with decades of experience to treat patients with all stages of lung cancer. (massgeneral.org)
  • News and reporting on lung cancer. (genomeweb.com)
  • The IP licensed by Allegro relates to a gene expression-based platform that detects common molecular responses that occur throughout the respiratory tract in current and former smokers with lung cancer. (genomeweb.com)
  • By testing 1,000 individuals with lung cancer for driver mutations in 10 genes, members of the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium are finding mutations to help physicians offer more targeted treatment and clinical trial options for those with the disease. (genomeweb.com)
  • A study published earlier this spring by OSU researchers identified a set of miRNA signatures in blood that could yield a new test for lung cancer development and prognosis. (genomeweb.com)
  • The trials will evaluate biomarker panels for lung, colon, and prostate cancer, and may include a comparison of proteomics-based lung cancer tests from Somalogic and Celera. (genomeweb.com)
  • Without smoking, it is believed that lung cancer would be a rare disease. (news-medical.net)
  • However, there are many other risk factors associated with increased lung cancer incidence. (news-medical.net)
  • Lung cancer is more common in older people. (news-medical.net)
  • Lung cancer is rare in those under 40, and about 80% of lung cancers are found in people over the age of 60. (news-medical.net)
  • There is evidence that women are more susceptible to the carcinogenic effects of tobacco smoke, but women's lung cancer survival rates are better than men's, when compared stage by stage. (news-medical.net)
  • There is evidence that estrogen may play a role in lung cancer development, and molecular differences have been found when comparing the tumours of men and women. (news-medical.net)
  • Geographically there is a lot of variation in lung cancer risk, both globally and within nations. (news-medical.net)
  • Lung cancer burden between developed and developing countries was nearly equal in 2002, and this concentration of lung cancer burden is thought to increase further in developing countries in the future. (news-medical.net)
  • Although the main causes of lung cancer stems from environmental factors, the evidence for genetic susceptibility to lung cancer is compelling as genome-wide association studies have shown several regions associated with cancer risk and accumulation of familial cases have been observed in clinical studies. (news-medical.net)
  • However, knowledge in this area is still lacking because environmental factors often cover or confuse results in familial lung cancer studies. (news-medical.net)
  • Studies have shown that the risk of lung cancer is increased by approximately 50% in those with a family history of lung cancer in first-degree relatives, when compared with those without a family history. (news-medical.net)
  • Hereditary predisposition is attributed to 10-15% of cancer cases, not limited to lung cancer. (news-medical.net)
  • Chromosomal abnormalities have also been identified in lung cancer. (news-medical.net)
  • Smokers have been advised not to take beta-carotene supplements as studies have shown an increased risk of lung cancer associated with this dietary supplement. (news-medical.net)
  • Alcohol consumption has also been linked to increased lung cancer risk. (news-medical.net)
  • There are over 60 different toxic substances in tobacco smoke, and can lead to lung cancer developing. (news-medical.net)
  • This risk increases with the duration and amount of smoking, but duration has the biggest effect on lung cancer risk. (news-medical.net)
  • Starting smoking at a younger age increases risk of lung cancer. (news-medical.net)
  • People exposed to ETS who have never smoked before are believed to have a lung cancer risk 31% higher than those who have never smoked and were not exposed to ETS. (news-medical.net)
  • There are several statistics that show the benefits of quitting smoking in regards to lung cancer. (news-medical.net)
  • 15.9% of men who have smoked all their lives die from lung cancer by age 75 versus 9.9% of men who stop smoking by age 60. (news-medical.net)
  • With women, 9.5% of women who have smoked all their lives die from lung cancer by age 75, versus 5.3% of women who stop by age 60 and 2.2% by age 50. (news-medical.net)
  • There are a number of materials people will regularly come into contact with through their work that may increase lung cancer risk. (news-medical.net)
  • Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of contracting lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data published online ahead of print in the International Journal of Cancer . (norml.org)
  • Authors concluded, "Results from our pooled analyses provide little evidence for an increased risk of lung cancer among habitual or long-term cannabis smokers. (norml.org)
  • In a recent presentation given at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Research, investigators from the university of California, Los Angeles provided the latest data reaffirming that cannabis consumption is not associated with an elevated risk of lung cancer. (norml.org)
  • Our pooled results showed no significant association between the intensity, duration, or cumulative consumption of cannabis smoke and the risk of lung cancer overall or in never smokers," investigators reported. (norml.org)
  • News on Lung Cancer continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. (topix.com)
  • A new analysis has provided evidence that adjuvant lung cancer immunotherapy benefits those with lingering ctDNA, but not necessary those without. (genomeweb.com)
  • The diagnostic firm has agreed with Streck to incorporate its blood collection tubes into sample collection protocols for its genomic lung cancer tests. (genomeweb.com)
  • The partners will extend the lung cancer biomarker study to countries in and outside Europe, and see if liquid biopsy could offer benefits to tissue-based testing. (genomeweb.com)
  • The team anticipates launching its first clinical diagnostic assay, which will detect targeted, low-frequency genetic mutations in lung cancer, in 2021. (genomeweb.com)
  • A genome-wide association study uncovered six loci associated with heavy drinking and additional analysis found ties to other conditions including lung cancer. (genomeweb.com)
  • About 150,000 Americans die from lung cancer each year, and more than 85 percent of them can thank cigarettes for the disease. (healthy.net)
  • In less than a decade, lung cancer deaths for white females have increased 60 percent, replacing breast cancer as the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women. (healthy.net)
  • Besides cigarette smoke, the risk for getting lung cancer increases with exposure to asbestos or other carcinogens (cancer-causing agents). (healthy.net)
  • Lung cancer is especially deadly because the rich network of blood vessels that deliver oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body can also spread cancer very quickly. (healthy.net)
  • Lung cancer is difficult to detect in its early, more treatable stages, so the best way to combat the disease is to prevent it. (healthy.net)
  • Also, the longer a person smokes and the more deeply the smoke is inhaled, the greater the risk of getting lung cancer. (healthy.net)
  • A diagnosis of lung cancer can leave you and your loved ones feeling uncertain, anxious and overwhelmed. (cancercare.org)
  • What type of lung cancer do I have? (cancercare.org)
  • Lung cancer occurs when the cells in the lung begin to change and grow uncontrollably, forming a tumor (also called a lesion or a nodule), which can be either cancerous or benign. (cancercare.org)
  • The two main types of lung cancer are small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (cancercare.org)
  • Subtypes of non-small cell lung cancer are broken down into three further types based on the kind of cells that the cancer originated in. (cancercare.org)
  • The type of lung cancer that you have is an important factor in determining which treatments may work best for you. (cancercare.org)
  • Chemotherapy and radiation are the main treatment options for people with small cell lung cancer. (cancercare.org)
  • Surgery is rarely used for patients with small cell lung cancer and is only considered for individuals with very early-stage lung cancer. (cancercare.org)
  • Treatment options for non-small cell lung cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapies and immunotherapy. (cancercare.org)
  • Read Cancer Care 's booklet titled, " Treatment Update: Lung Cancer " for more information on lung cancer treatments options. (cancercare.org)
  • How can I have lung cancer? (cancercare.org)
  • A lung cancer diagnosis may lead some people to ask, "Did you smoke? (cancercare.org)
  • Many people with lung cancer have never smoked or stopped smoking many years before they were diagnosed with lung cancer, and it's natural to find such a personal question offensive. (cancercare.org)
  • Your health care team can help you find ways to talk about lung cancer and its association with smoking cigarettes. (cancercare.org)
  • Individuals with advanced lung cancer may experience cachexia. (cancercare.org)
  • Your health care team can help you cope with side effects of lung cancer treatment. (cancercare.org)
  • Lung cancer begins in the cells of your lungs. (mayoclinic.org)
  • You just viewed M2 Respiratory- Lung Cancer . (merlot.org)
  • Lung cancer is any cancerous growth in lung tissue . (everything2.com)
  • In the earliest stages of lung cancer there are often no symptoms. (everything2.com)
  • The main treatment s for lung cancer are surgery , chemotherapy , and radiation . (everything2.com)
  • Surgery is not the main treatment for patients with cancer in both lungs or for those whose cancer has metastasized to distant organs. (everything2.com)
  • Small -cell carcinoma responds better to chemotherapy than do other types of lung cancer. (everything2.com)
  • Because most patients have extensive lung cancer at the time of diagnosis, however, the outlook is generally poor. (everything2.com)
  • Early detection and diagnosis of lung cancer, causing most of cancer-related deaths worldwide, can improve effectiveness of the treatment and increase chances of patients to survive. (hindawi.com)
  • Seven papers selected for this special issue cover different aspects of early lung cancer detection and diagnostics, such as registration and segmentation of lung regions and motion correction, detection, and diagnosis of lung nodules. (hindawi.com)
  • The paper " Computer-aided diagnosis systems for lung cancer: Challenges and methodologies " by A. El-Baz et al. (hindawi.com)
  • Some implementation challenges and strengths and drawbacks of the known lung cancer CAD systems are also discussed. (hindawi.com)
  • The lung was modeled as an anisotropic poroelastic medium and its geometry at the end-expiration was reconstructed from a 4DCT dataset of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (hindawi.com)
  • Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK, and smoking is the principal risk factor. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the UK - claiming over 36,000 lives each year according to the British Lung Foundation - and smoking is the principal risk factor. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Basically, if tobacco didn't exist, lung cancer would be a rare disease,' says Amanda Sandford, research manager at UK charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) . (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • There's a direct link between how much you smoke over your lifetime and your risk,' says Dr Michael Peake, consultant and senior lecturer in respiratory medicine at the Glenfield Hospital, national clinical lead for NHS Cancer Improvement, and clinical chair of the UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC). (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • If a person, who smokes nothing, has a risk factor of one - then someone who smokes 10 a day will be 10 times more likely to develop lung cancer, someone who smokes 20 a day will be 20 times more likely, and 30 cigarettes a day, 30 times more likely to develop lung cancer by the time they are 75. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Eventually this damage can produce cells that grow uncontrollably, which leads to cancer of the lung or larynx (voice box). (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Five pack years over a lifetime is the lower threshold - below which the extra risk of lung cancer from smoking is fairly small. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Even stopping at 60, you will still be reducing your risk of lung cancer significantly. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • the risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • For someone who has never smoked, there's a 0.5 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • If you started smoking in your teens and gave up at 30, you would have a 1.8 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • You would have a 3 per cent chance of getting lung cancer by the age of 75. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • But you would still cut the risk of lung cancer significantly,' says Dr Peake. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Some 42,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK every year, with about 35,000 deaths from the disease. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer patients, which make up about 78% of lung cancers diagnosed in England and Wales, will be recruited. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Lead researcher Prof Charlie Swanton, of Cancer Research UK's London Research Institute and University College London, said success in treating lung cancer had been difficult to achieve, but his team hoped to change that. (bbc.co.uk)
  • He told BBC News: "The main hope will be a much better understanding of how non-small-cell lung cancer changes and adapts over time. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Joe Suckling was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 50. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Dr Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK's chief executive, said research into lung cancer had been underfunded compared with other cancers, which was why the charity was now making it a research priority. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Typically we're diagnosing lung cancer patients very, very late," he said. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Dr Kumar said it was a myth that lung cancer was just a smoker's disease as two out of 10 lung cancers were unrelated to smoking. (bbc.co.uk)
  • We know that smoking causes a quarter of all cancer deaths not just lung cancer - of all cancer deaths. (bbc.co.uk)
  • But it is wrong to think that all lung cancer is caused by smoking. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Lung cancer is a common form of cancer that arises in the lungs. (medic8.com)
  • Cancer can also spread to the lungs from other areas of the body, which is known as secondary lung cancer. (medic8.com)
  • There are around 38,000 new diagnoses made of lung cancer every year, it being the second most common UK cancer. (medic8.com)
  • There are two main kinds of lung cancer, including non small-cell lung cancer and small-cell lung cancer. (medic8.com)
  • Non small-cell cancer is more common, accounting for 4 out of 5 cases of lung cancer. (medic8.com)
  • Lung cancer is more common in males, but this is largely due to the higher percentage of men who smoke in comparison to women. (medic8.com)
  • Smoking is often the major cause of lung cancer and increases the risk of lung cancer considerably. (medic8.com)
  • If your GP reasons that you may have lung cancer they will refer you for an urgent chest X-ray. (medic8.com)
  • If the X-ray suggests that you have lung cancer, your GP will relate you to a specialist for other tests. (medic8.com)
  • Which treatments are available for lung cancer? (medic8.com)
  • Treatments depend on the type of lung cancer. (medic8.com)
  • Small-cell lung cancer is usually treated using chemotherapy, while non small-cell lung cancer is often treated using surgery. (medic8.com)
  • What is the outlook for people with lung cancer? (medic8.com)
  • Lung cancer is the most common cancer-related cause of death in the UK. (medic8.com)
  • In 2009 almost 30,000 people died from lung cancer in England and Wales. (medic8.com)
  • Lung cancer often remains undiagnosed until an advanced stage and as a result of this the statistics are not very positive, with only 25 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer surviving for more than 12 months after diagnosis. (medic8.com)
  • Coming to accept that you have lung cancer will be one of the greatest challenges of your life and can bring about many emotions. (medic8.com)
  • To breathe new life into your lung cancer research, ATCC provides numerous lung cancer cell lines, human primary cells, and h-TERT-immortalized cell lines. (atcc.org)
  • And to increase the throughput of your lung cancer experiments, ATCC has lung cancer cell lines organized into tumor cell panels. (atcc.org)
  • EML4-ALK Fusion-A549 Isogenic Cell Line is the first cell line derived from the parental non-small cell lung cancer cell line A549. (atcc.org)
  • The ATCC Lung Tumor Cell Panel combines authenticated, well-characterized cell lines with mutation data from the Sanger Institute Catalogue of Somatic Mutations in Cancer (COSMIC) to create powerful tools for cancer research and drug discovery. (atcc.org)
  • The newspaper says that doctors' and patients' desire to be cautious can often result in patients being given single-drug therapy for advanced lung cancer, but that new research has shown that using two drugs at a time could enable patients to live months longer. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The news is based on a trial that compared a combination therapy with two chemotherapy drugs against single-drug therapy for patients aged over 70 with advanced lung cancer. (www.nhs.uk)
  • NICE guidelines already suggest that advanced non-small-cell lung cancer should be treated with combination therapies when they can be tolerated, irrespective of age. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This was a randomised control trial of people between the ages of 70 to 89 with advanced lung cancer. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Between April 2006 and December 2009 researchers recruited lung cancer patients from 61 medical centres (university hospitals, cancer centres and community hospitals) in France. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The participants were aged between 70 and 89 and had advanced inoperable lung cancer which had spread to other parts of the body. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The type of lung cancer the participants had was non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (www.nhs.uk)
  • A metastatic, or stage IV, lung cancer is one that has spread beyond the lungs to other sites in the body. (medicinenet.com)
  • What medications are used in the treatment of stage IV lung cancer with ALK rearrangment? (medicinenet.com)
  • Identification of an ALK gene rearrangement in a lung cancer is important for deciding the optimal treatment course. (medicinenet.com)
  • ALK in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (medicinenet.com)
  • Toenails can show if you are likely to get lung cancer," reported The Sun . It said that a study measuring nicotine levels in toenail clippings from both smokers and non-smokers found that people with the highest nicotine readings were over three times more likely to get cancer than those with the lowest levels. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This research compared nicotine levels in toenail samples from 210 men who developed lung cancer between 1988 and 2000, and 630 men who did not. (www.nhs.uk)
  • However, in the absence of genetic or physiological tests, a person's smoking habits remain the most effective way of predicting their risk of lung cancer. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This study investigated whether there is an association between nicotine levels in people's toenails and their risk of lung cancer. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This means that the researchers took people with lung cancer (the cases) and without the disease (the controls ) from a large cohort study , and compared them in a smaller, separate study. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The researchers' theory was that toenail clippings would strongly predict the risk of lung cancer. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The use of nail clippings to determine nicotine levels in a person's body, rather than relying on people to report how much they smoke, could be considered a more "objective marker" of smoking, the main cause of lung cancer. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Lung cancer is quite common, as is smoking, so a cohort design is appropriate. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Eric Todisco, PEOPLE.com , "12 Drug-Resistant Staph Infection Cases Confirmed in Pittsburgh Hospital - Including 6 Babies," 2 July 2019 In Denver, people in the lower-income neighborhoods of Globeville, Elyria and Swansea have suffered from asthma, cancer and heart- lung ailments - possibly related to air pollution. (merriam-webster.com)
  • EVANSTON, Ill. --- Researchers from Northwestern University and NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) have developed a method to detect early signs of lung cancer by examining cheek cells in humans using pioneering biophotonics technology. (northwestern.edu)
  • By examining the lining of the cheek with this optical technology, we have the potential to prescreen patients at high risk for lung cancer, such as those who smoke, and identify the individuals who would likely benefit from more invasive and expensive tests versus those who don't need additional tests," said Hemant K. Roy , M.D., director of gastroenterology research at NorthShore . (northwestern.edu)
  • The lung cancer findings are published online today (Oct. 5) by the journal Cancer Research . (northwestern.edu)
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. (northwestern.edu)
  • Currently there are no recommended tests for large population screening to detect lung cancer early. (northwestern.edu)
  • The disease is already advanced by the time most lung cancer patients develop symptoms. (northwestern.edu)
  • The five-year survival rate for lung cancer patients is only 15 percent. (northwestern.edu)
  • After testing the technology in a small-scale trial, Roy and Backman focused the study on smokers, since smoking is the major risk factor related to 90 percent of lung cancer patients. (northwestern.edu)
  • The study was comprised of 135 participants including 63 smokers with lung cancer and control groups of 37 smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), 13 smokers without COPD and 22 non-smokers. (northwestern.edu)
  • Results were markedly elevated (greater than 50 percent) in patients with lung cancer compared to cancer-free smokers. (northwestern.edu)
  • The paper is titled "Optical Detection of Buccal Epithelial Nanoarchitectural Alterations in Patients Harboring Lung Cancer: Implications for Screening. (northwestern.edu)
  • Lung cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer. (technologyreview.com)
  • A telltale protein present only in the blood of patients with lung cancer can be detected in a standard lab test called an ELISA (pictured above). (technologyreview.com)
  • Now researchers at a Gaithersburg, MD, pharmaceutical company say they have found that 99 percent of patients with all stages of lung cancer have detectable levels of a particular protein in their blood that healthy individuals do not. (technologyreview.com)
  • Lung cancer is the only major cancer with no approved screening procedure," points out David Carbone , director of Vanderbilt University's Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's research program in lung cancer. (technologyreview.com)
  • But "there's no way to detect [lung cancer] before they're coughing up blood and suffering shoulder pain," signs of advanced cancer, says Carbone. (technologyreview.com)
  • Carbone cites a recent study showing that one-fifth of patients diagnosed with lung cancer who had part of their lungs surgically removed didn't have cancer at all. (technologyreview.com)
  • The protein is a telltale sign of not only lung-cancer cells, but also many other kinds of cancer, including that of the liver, brain, prostate, and gastrointestinal tract, says Wands. (technologyreview.com)
  • CHICAGO -- The elusive goal of an accurate and noninvasive screening test for early detection of lung cancer among people who smoke moved a small step closer to reality. (wsj.com)
  • Thomas Zander, a researcher in the University Clinic Cologne, Lung Cancer Group in Germany presented early results of a genetic test he said can identify outwardly healthy smokers who will go on to develop lung cancer on the basis of genetic changes. (wsj.com)
  • Dr. Zander said he identified a set of genetic changes that he said are associated with diagnosed cases of lung cancer in 88% of cases. (wsj.com)
  • Spitting up gray mucas and brown mucas.Smoked for 20+ years just decided to quit a few days ago cause of problems breathing.He is sure its lung cancer.Has been tired alot but has been working 10 to 12 hours a day(works nights).Are we just freaking out or could this be lung cancer.Has has hystory of sinus problems and broncitus. (medhelp.org)
  • Symptoms of lung cancer include: productive cough (especially with blood), weight loss, night sweats. (medhelp.org)
  • If your husband is concerned about lung cancer, it's worth getting checked by his physician with a full exam and chest xray. (medhelp.org)
  • Lung cancer has different forms and symptoms vary. (medhelp.org)
  • As your problem is related to lung cancer please read the information completely. (medhelp.org)
  • Can this be an early sign of Lung Cancer? (medhelp.org)
  • Neil Bayman, a clinical oncologist, talks you through what lung cancer is, the main types, risk factors, stages and common treatments available to you. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Sometimes cancer spreads to the lungs from somewhere else in the body. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • This is called lung metastases or secondary lung cancer . (macmillan.org.uk)
  • We also have information about cancer that affects the lining that covers the lungs (the pleura). (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Some people may get another type of cancer that starts in the lung. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • For example, a neuroendocrine tumour is a rare cancer type that sometimes starts in the lungs. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • This booklet is about lung cancer. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • It is for anyone who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • If you are worried about lung cancer, we have more information about the signs and symptoms . (macmillan.org.uk)
  • People who do not smoke can still develop lung cancer, but their risk is much lower. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • We have more information about the causes and risk factors of lung cancer . (macmillan.org.uk)
  • This test can help diagnose lung cancer and show whether it is SCLC or NSCLC. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • If tests show you have lung cancer, your specialist will arrange further tests. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Now the Dr. has ordered a PET scan for tomorrow (the first ct was 3 wks ago)--I am a non smoker and have never lived with a smoker, should lung cancer be a concern for me? (medhelp.org)
  • Hi, Even non-smokers have a risk for lung cancer albeit lower over all. (medhelp.org)
  • While the PET scan may be helpful, in the absence of any risk factors for lung cancer, it would also be reasonable to simply do surveillance images after 6 months or so. (medhelp.org)
  • they said I had fibroses and a small lump in left lung, situated behind the breast, on the same side I had cancer 8 years ago. (medhelp.org)
  • Lung metastasis is cancer that started in another part of the body and spread to the lungs. (cancer.ca)
  • It's sometimes called secondary lung cancer or metastatic lung tumours. (cancer.ca)
  • Lung metastasis is not the same as cancer that starts in the lung (called primary lung cancer). (cancer.ca)
  • Some kinds of cancer are more likely to spread to the lung than others. (cancer.ca)
  • Cancer can spread to anywhere in the lungs. (cancer.ca)
  • Cancer can also spread to areas outside of the lung, such as the pleura and mediastinum . (cancer.ca)
  • An increase in the level of tumour markers in the blood may mean that the primary cancer has come back and spread to the lungs. (cancer.ca)
  • It is common for people to have one or more imaging tests when the doctor thinks that cancer may have spread to the lungs. (cancer.ca)
  • If you have had cancer, doctors may be able to diagnose lung metastasis with imaging tests alone. (cancer.ca)
  • If you haven't had cancer, doctors may do a biopsy to find out if the cancer started in the lung or spread to the lung. (cancer.ca)
  • If lung metastases are found before the primary cancer is diagnosed, the doctor may order tests to find out where the cancer started. (cancer.ca)
  • A lung biopsy is a procedure in which samples of lung tissue are removed (with a special biopsy needle or during surgery) to determine if lung disease or cancer is present. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Because Todd is fighting Stage IV Lung Cancer and No One Fights Alone! (firstgiving.com)
  • If you think lung cancer only happens to smokers, think again. (firstgiving.com)
  • OUR MISSION is to ensure surviving lung cancer is the expectation, not the exception. (firstgiving.com)
  • OUR VISION: Double lung cancer survival by 2022. (firstgiving.com)
  • and advocate for increasing federal funding for lung cancer research to $450 million by 2020. (convio.net)
  • Lung cancer is categorized into two basic disease types: small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer based on the appearance of the cancer cells under the microscope and the behavior of the disease. (uptodate.com)
  • Small cell lung cancer makes up about 15 percent of all lung cancers, with the remainder being non-small cell lung cancer. (uptodate.com)
  • Small cell lung cancer occurs almost exclusively in smokers, particularly heavy smokers, and former smokers. (uptodate.com)
  • Because of this, surgery is useful for very few patients with small cell lung cancer. (uptodate.com)
  • Non-small cell lung cancer is discussed in detail in separate topic reviews. (uptodate.com)
  • Patients with small cell lung cancer are traditionally classified as having either limited-stage or extensive-stage disease. (uptodate.com)
  • Many experts have recommended that small cell lung cancer should be classified using the same system that is used for non-small cell lung cancer, with classifications as stage I, II, III, or IV, in order to provide a more detailed assessment of the extent of disease. (uptodate.com)
  • See 'Patient education: Lung cancer risks, symptoms, and diagnosis (Beyond the Basics)' . (uptodate.com)
  • Limited-stage disease - Limited-stage small cell lung cancer is defined as cancer within only one lung and/or in the lymph nodes in the mediastinum (the area in the middle of the chest between the two lungs). (uptodate.com)
  • About one-third of patients with small cell lung cancer have limited-stage disease at the time they are diagnosed. (uptodate.com)
  • Most people with limited-stage small cell lung cancer are treated with chemotherapy in combination with radiation therapy directed at the disease in the chest. (uptodate.com)
  • In the rare patient with very early-stage disease (stage I) where the only site of cancer is a single tumor within one lung, surgery should be considered. (uptodate.com)
  • Extensive-stage disease - Most patients with small cell lung cancer have extensive-stage disease at the time of initial diagnosis. (uptodate.com)
  • Thirty nine per cent of lung cancers present as an emergency (a marker for poor outcomes)-only cancers of the brain and pancreas are higher. (bmj.com)
  • There are two kinds of lung cancers, primary and secondary. (encyclopedia.com)
  • About one-fourth of all lung cancers are small cell cancers. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Non-small cell cancers account for the remaining 75% of lung cancers. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Ninety percent of lung cancers can be prevented by completely giving up tobacco. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Large cell carcinoma encompasses non-small cell lung cancers that do not appear to be adenocarcinomas or squamous cell carcinomas. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Somatic mutations in the TP53 , EGFR , and KRAS genes are common in lung cancers. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Small-cell lung cancers may tell your immune system to attack your nervous system, which can in turn affect how your muscles work. (webmd.com)
  • Part of the problem here is that lung cancers grow so fast that someone could have no evidence of disease by X-ray or CAT scan one year, and the next year they can have a large tumor . (medicinenet.com)
  • Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of most lung cancers, but there are other factors, too. (slideshare.net)
  • Adenocarcinoma accounts for about 25 to 30 percent of all lung cancers. (healthcentral.com)
  • We have a rich history of clinical innovation in the treatment of thoracic disease - especially the care of lung and esophageal cancers - dating back to the 1930s. (massgeneral.org)
  • Mass General has one of the most experienced programs in the world treating lung cancers with genetic mutations. (massgeneral.org)
  • Our pathologists are recognized for their expertise in thoracic pathology, including lung cancers and mesotheliomas. (massgeneral.org)
  • The cancers can arise in the lungs, or be metastic (spread) from other sources. (everything2.com)
  • Lung cancers form in the epithelium (lining) the bronchi ( tubes by which air passes to the lungs), or in the fine air sacs that terminate the passage. (everything2.com)
  • In one of the largest studies of its kind, scientists will analyse genetic changes inside lung cancers of hundreds of patients from diagnosis and throughout treatment. (bbc.co.uk)
  • Lung cancers are classified by type: small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). (atcc.org)
  • Since both SCLC and NSCLC are usually diagnosed after the disease has spread beyond the primary site, the overall survival rates for lung cancers are poor. (atcc.org)
  • Non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) have been shown over the past several years to contain so-called "driver" mutations in certain oncogenes. (medicinenet.com)
  • In some lung cancers of the non-small cell type (NSCLC), there is a genetic abnormality known as translocation (in which a portion of a gene is moved to a different gene) of the ALK gene. (medicinenet.com)
  • ALK rearrangements are found in about 3%-7% of lung cancers. (medicinenet.com)
  • In these men, 221 lung cancers were diagnosed between 1988 and 2000. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Acute lung injury is a part of the systemic inflammatory process where the lung demonstrates symptoms similar to other tissues such as extravascation of protein rich fluid, destruction in capillary endothelium, and interstitial edema. (tmrresearch.com)
  • But if you're having symptoms related to the lung, then a physician might consider a CAT scan is indicated. (medicinenet.com)
  • While treatments exist to limit and manage symptoms, currently there is no cure for popcorn lung, and it is considered life-threatening. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The symptoms of popcorn lung may be subtle and therefore easy to overlook, and the condition may be mistaken for other lung diseases. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A general approach to immunocompromised patients with respiratory symptoms and the evaluation of interstitial lung disease in patients receiving chemotherapy are presented separately. (uptodate.com)
  • What Are the Signs & Symptoms of a Fetal Lung Mass? (kidshealth.org)
  • Most fetal lung masses don't cause symptoms before the baby is born. (kidshealth.org)
  • If the lung mass causes symptoms after the baby is born, doctors usually do surgery right away to remove it. (kidshealth.org)
  • Even if you don't yet have symptoms, it's a good idea to get your lungs checked out periodically. (nolo.com)
  • Children's Hospital is now treating at least four teens for serious lung damage, and in Wisconsin, 25 more kids are getting medical care for similar symptoms. (msn.com)
  • Lung metastases may not cause any symptoms at first. (cancer.ca)
  • The symptoms of lung metastases vary depending on the number of tumours and where they are in the lungs. (cancer.ca)
  • Other health conditions can cause the same symptoms as lung metastases. (cancer.ca)
  • In taking a health history, your doctor will ask questions about a personal history of symptoms that suggest lung metastases. (cancer.ca)
  • You may need a lung scan if you have symptoms of a blood clot in your lung. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Serum antibodies are present in most patients with tobacco worker's lung, but a lack of correlation between the presence of serum antibodies and pulmonary symptoms has been noted. (medscape.com)
  • Read up on the latest in respiratory news with Lung Foundation Australia. (lungfoundation.com.au)
  • The lungs are the primary organs of the respiratory system in humans and many other animals including a few fish and some snails . (wikipedia.org)
  • The lungs are part of the lower respiratory tract that begins at the trachea and branches into the bronchi and bronchioles , and which receive air breathed in via the conducting zone . (wikipedia.org)
  • Acute lung injury (ALI) comprises acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a grave and deadly form of acute lung injury, and other minor degrees of lung injuries. (tmrresearch.com)
  • It includes acute respiratory failure owing to progressive hypoxemia, diffuse bilateral pulmonary infiltration, and reduced lung compliance. (tmrresearch.com)
  • Black lung , also called Black-lung Disease , or Coal-workers' Pneumoconiosis , respiratory disorder, a type of pneumoconiosis caused by repeated inhalation of coal dust over a period of years. (britannica.com)
  • In addition to respiratory activities, the lungs perform other bodily functions. (britannica.com)
  • Healed lung tissue becomes a fibrous scar unable to perform respiratory duties. (britannica.com)
  • The lung is the main organ of the respiratory system. (healthcentral.com)
  • Patients typically suffer so much lung damage that they often go into respiratory failure, which is why Sarah needs a lung transplant to survive. (go.com)
  • CF may ultimately lead to extensive lung damage and respiratory failure. (memorialhermann.org)
  • People who suffer from respiratory issues like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease often have problems with their lung function and capacity. (wikihow.com)
  • Eventually, if simple black lung progresses to what's known as "complicated black lung" (or "progressive massive fibrosis"), it becomes more and more difficult to breathe-which can lead to respiratory or heart failure. (nolo.com)
  • Occupational respiratory disease is any lung condition you get at work. (familydoctor.org)
  • The lower respiratory tract includes the lungs, bronchi, and alveoli. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The lungs are the center of the respiratory (breathing) system. (healthline.com)
  • The lungs are the main part of the respiratory system. (healthline.com)
  • Other parts of the respiratory system help your lungs to expand and contract as you breathe. (healthline.com)
  • If you have a respiratory illness, your lungs may make too much mucus. (healthline.com)
  • Lung function tests also provide a measure of the efficiency of the respiratory system (Evans, 1994). (everything2.com)
  • or bronchi: are the main airways connected to the upper respiratory system (nose/sinuses/mouth), which carry oxygen to the lungs. (bellaonline.com)
  • One pathological hallmark of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome is the uncontrolled transmigration of neutrophils into the lung interstitium and alveolar space. (hindawi.com)
  • White lung or white lung syndrome may refer to: Acute respiratory distress syndrome Asbestosis Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis Silicosis White Lung, a Canadian punk rock group This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title White lung. (wikipedia.org)
  • Journal of the American Medical Association put a dent in the arguments against Marijuana smoking today, with release of a new report showing casual pot smokers might even have stronger lungs than non smokers. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A part of the increased capacity was put down to the way pot smokers usually take deep breaths when they smoke, but one joint per day is hardly giving your lungs great exercise. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • It develops most often in the bronchial submucosa (a layer of tissue beneath the epithelium - the lining of the lungs) and is found predominately in people who are heavy smokers. (healthcentral.com)
  • The toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke enter the lungs of secondhand smokers through the nostrils and mouth, thereby injuring the lung cells. (amazonaws.com)
  • Doctors know that smokers and former smokers are at much greater risk than the rest of the population, yet there's no safe way to screen them, and lung tumors are rarely discovered in early, more curable stages. (technologyreview.com)
  • Aspergillus sensitisation in bidi smokers with and without chronic obstructive lung disease. (medscape.com)
  • Some lung tumors make hormone-like chemicals. (webmd.com)
  • Lung tumors are a frequently treated disease at our center. (slideshare.net)
  • present in their paper " Modeling airflow using subject-specific 4DCT-based deformable volumetric lung models " a subject-specific modeling of lung tumors and adjacent tissues motions based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD). (hindawi.com)
  • Medical terms related to the lung often begin with pulmo- , from the Latin pulmonarius (of the lungs) as in pulmonology , or with pneumo- (from Greek πνεύμων "lung") as in pneumonia . (wikipedia.org)
  • Other contributory factors which are likely to lead to acute lung injury comprise pneumonia, sepsis, major trauma, and inhalation of noxious fumes. (tmrresearch.com)
  • Popcorn lung can be mistaken for a different condition called bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia (BOOP). (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • While in the coma, Eric developed infections in his left lung and necrotizing pneumonia, which causes tissue to die, in both lungs. (nypost.com)
  • Other, less common forms of lung injury include organizing pneumonia and hypersensitivity pneumonitis [ 3 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic (inherited) disorder in which a defective gene causes a thick, sticky buildup of mucus in the lungs (as well as other organs), causing wheezing or shortness of breath, chronic cough and frequent lung infections, such as bronchitis or pneumonia. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Learn about topics such as How to Strengthen Your Lungs After Having Pneumonia , How to Increase Your Lung Capacity , How to Heal the Lungs Naturally , and more with our helpful step-by-step instructions with photos and videos. (wikihow.com)
  • The right lung is bigger than the left, which shares space in the chest with the heart . (wikipedia.org)
  • The lungs are located in the chest on either side of the heart in the rib cage . (wikipedia.org)
  • The lungs stretch from close to the backbone in the rib cage to the front of the chest and downwards from the lower part of the trachea to the diaphragm. (wikipedia.org)
  • A cut is made in your chest and the damaged lungs removed. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The donated lungs will then be connected to the relevant airways and blood vessels and the chest will be closed. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Lung , in air-breathing vertebrates, either of the two large organs of respiration located in the chest cavity and responsible for adding oxygen to and removing carbon dioxide from the blood. (britannica.com)
  • The lungs always remain somewhat inflated because of a partial vacuum between the membrane covering the lung and that which lines the chest . (britannica.com)
  • Air is drawn into the lungs when the diaphragm (the muscular portion between the abdomen and the chest) and the intercostal muscles contract, expanding the chest cavity and lowering the pressure between the lungs and chest wall as well as within the lungs. (britannica.com)
  • Comparing to conventional chest radiography, advanced lung imaging modalities, for example, low-dose helical CT, cone-beam CT, and PET (positron emission tomography), together with the progress of image analysis techniques provide the means for detecting smaller pulmonary nodules and at earlier stages. (hindawi.com)
  • Transplantation surgery is performed with general anesthesia, using an incision on the side of the chest for single lung transplantation or across the sternum or breastbone for double and heart-lung transplantation. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • The donor lung (or allograft) is placed in the chest in the normal anatomic position. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • In the case of a double lung transplant, the procedure is repeated for the second lung in the other side of the chest. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • The incisions are then closed and two more chest tubes are placed around the new lung to help it re-expand with air. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • A chest X-ray or CT scan can detect masses, fluid, or inflammation in your lungs. (familydoctor.org)
  • Doctors use chest x-ray to look for any lung tumours. (cancer.ca)
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest is a common test used to check for lung metastases. (cancer.ca)
  • It provides more detailed images of lung tumours than a chest x-ray, including the size and location of the tumours. (cancer.ca)
  • After a general anesthetic is given, the doctor makes an incision in the skin on the chest and surgically removes a piece of lung tissue. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The lungs are surrounded by your sternum (chest bone) and ribcage on the front and the vertebrae (backbones) on the back. (healthline.com)
  • This bony cage helps to protect the lungs and other organs in your chest. (healthline.com)
  • The medial surfaces of the lungs face towards the centre of the chest, and lie against the heart, great vessels, and the carina where the trachea divides into the two main bronchi. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Lung Institute , the largest stem cell treatment center in the U.S. for chronic lung diseases, applauds this legislation, particularly in light of the great success they've already seen at their Dallas clinic, which opened in April of 2016. (prweb.com)
  • The Lung Institute is the leading medical provider of regenerative cellular therapy for lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung disease in the United States. (prweb.com)
  • These developments help in diagnosing other diseases and conditions, such as chronic obstructive lung disease, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary embolism, too. (hindawi.com)
  • By 40 some people will have developed signs of COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) , diseases of the lungs in which the airways become narrowed chronic bronchitis and emphysema . (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • The following are common diseases or conditions which may require a lung transplant. (memorialhermann.org)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used to describe progressive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and non-reversible asthma. (memorialhermann.org)
  • The NHLBI Lung Division convened a workshop in September 2013, at which pulmonary experts provided state-of-the-art status of prevention for several specific lung diseases, identified key questions, and considered approaches to facilitate prevention. (nih.gov)
  • Likewise, successful prevention of lung diseases requires clear demarcation of the pre-disease state from the onset of disease. (nih.gov)
  • In addition to lung health, specific diseases under review and discussion included: asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, chronic obstructive lung disease, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, and pulmonary hypertension. (nih.gov)
  • Tobacco worker's lung (TWL) is one disease in the group of parenchymal lung diseases categorized as hypersensitivity pneumonitis (United States) or extrinsic allergic alveolitis (Britain). (medscape.com)
  • Diagnosing and caring for children with rare lung diseases is our specialty. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • They combine knowledge of the latest treatments with findings from advanced research to their care of children with the most complex lung diseases. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Our Rare Lung Diseases Program is part of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine -- one of the nation's top treatment centers for pulmonary disorders. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • The Rare Lung Diseases Program at Cincinnati Children's accepts referrals from both physicians and families. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • A number of occupational lung diseases can be caused by substances such as coal dust, asbestos fibres, and crystalline silica dust. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients typically inhale the drug, yet find themselves chronically infected their whole lives, eventually needing a lung transplant. (msu.edu)
  • A lung transplant is an operation to remove and replace a diseased lung with a healthy human lung from a donor. (www.nhs.uk)
  • You also won't be considered for a lung transplant if you smoke. (www.nhs.uk)
  • It's possible for a person to receive a lung transplant from living donors (two living donors are usually required for one recipient). (www.nhs.uk)
  • During this type of lung transplant, the lower lobe of the right lung is removed from one donor, and the lower lobe of the left lung is removed from the other donor. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Read more about preparing for a lung transplant . (www.nhs.uk)
  • A lung transplant usually takes between four and 12 hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the operation. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Read more about how a lung transplant is performed . (www.nhs.uk)
  • A lung transplant is a major operation that may take at least three months to recover from. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Read more about recovering from a lung transplant . (www.nhs.uk)
  • A lung transplant is a complex type of surgery that carries a high risk of complications. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Read more about risks associated with a lung transplant . (www.nhs.uk)
  • The outlook for people who've had a lung transplant has improved in recent years and it's expected to continue improving. (www.nhs.uk)
  • For decades, heart and lung transplant surgeons have followed a strict directive: Get the donor organ into the recipient as soon as possible. (latimes.com)
  • We won't just transplant an organ," said Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, the senior author of the study and director of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program at Toronto General Hospital. (latimes.com)
  • In the United States, 1,786 people are on the waiting list for a lung transplant, according to the Department of Health and Human Services' Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. (latimes.com)
  • About one-third of these patients wait at least three years for a suitable pair of donor lungs, and about 10% to 15% of people die before receiving a transplant. (latimes.com)
  • Researchers treated 23 sets of lungs that were impaired in some manner - and would have been rejected for transplant - with perfusion for four hours and transplanted 20 of them that looked viable after the treatment. (latimes.com)
  • There is still some discrepancy from the transplant community on whether this will really bring significant benefit," said Dr. Christian A. Bermudez, associate director of heart and lung transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. (latimes.com)
  • Some people may develop popcorn lung after transplant surgery, but it may take months to years to develop. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Transplant surgeries may cause a condition called graft-versus-host disease, which occurs when the body rejects organ transplantation, particularly after lung, bone marrow , or stem cell transplants. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • During a lung transplant, surgeons remove your diseased lung and then attach a donor lung to your airway and to the blood vessels that lead to and from your heart. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A lung transplant is a surgical procedure to replace a diseased or failing lung with a healthy lung, usually from a deceased donor. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A lung transplant is reserved for people who have tried other medications or treatments, but their conditions haven't sufficiently improved. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Depending on your medical condition, a lung transplant may involve replacing one of your lungs or both of them. (mayoclinic.org)
  • While a lung transplant is a major operation that can involve many complications, it can improve your health and quality of life. (mayoclinic.org)
  • When faced with a decision about having a lung transplant, know what to expect of the lung transplant process, the surgery itself, potential risks and follow-up care. (mayoclinic.org)
  • But when these measures no longer help or your lung function becomes life-threatening, your doctor might suggest a single-lung transplant or a double-lung transplant. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Some people with coronary artery disease may need a procedure to restore blood flow to a blocked or narrowed artery in the heart, in addition to a lung transplant. (mayoclinic.org)
  • In some cases, people with serious heart and lung conditions may need a heart-lung transplant. (mayoclinic.org)
  • A lung transplant isn't the right treatment for everyone. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Certain factors may mean you're not a good candidate for a lung transplant. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Complications associated with a lung transplant can sometimes be fatal. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The risk of rejection is highest soon after the lung transplant and is reduced over time. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Four of the eight workers were ill and put on lung transplant waiting lists. (cdc.gov)
  • The 10-year-old girl whose family successfully fought a rule preventing her from qualifying for adult lungs has woken up nine days after receiving a lung transplant from an adult donor. (go.com)
  • Sarah was dying of cystic fibrosis when her family brought the Under 12 Rule, a little-known organ transplant policy, to national attention after arguing that it had been pushing Sarah to the bottom of the adult lung transplant waiting list. (go.com)
  • On June 12 Sarah underwent a lung transplant with lungs from an adult donor. (go.com)
  • Today, lung transplants are performed under the auspices of the multidisciplinary Women's Guild Lung Institute, part of the Comprehensive Transplant Center. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Once an individual is deemed to be a good lung transplant candidate, he or she is listed with the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • People waiting for a transplant are assigned an organ on the basis of a lung allocation score. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • This score is calculated using objective criteria that predict how serious their disease is and the probability of their getting benefit from a lung transplant. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Every lung transplant program in the country depends on the generosity of potential organ donors and their families. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • When lungs cease to function normally, whether from damage or disease, a lung transplant - a surgical procedure to replace one or both diseased lungs with a healthy lung(s), usually from a deceased donor - may be necessary. (memorialhermann.org)
  • The Memorial Hermann Lung Transplant program partners with the Center for Advanced Heart Failure at the Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (TMC), a recognized national leader in the treatment of advanced cardiothoracic disease. (memorialhermann.org)
  • The multidisciplinary lung transplant team at the Transplant Center is led by affiliated pulmonary and critical care specialist Soma Jyothuyla, MD , and affiliated cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Keshava Rajagopal, MD, PhD . Drs. Jyothula and Rajagopal are respectively medial and surgical directors of the Lung Transplant program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and associate professors at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston. (memorialhermann.org)
  • A lung transplant may be an option, but only if the patient is healthy enough to withstand the procedure. (nolo.com)
  • The lungs have a unique blood supply, receiving deoxygenated blood from the heart in the pulmonary circulation for the purposes of receiving oxygen and releasing carbon dioxide, and a separate supply of oxygenated blood to the tissue of the lungs, in the bronchial circulation . (wikipedia.org)
  • He or she will remove a piece of tissue from your lung. (familydoctor.org)
  • Each lung is divided into lobes separated from one another by a tissue fissure . (britannica.com)
  • There is no functional evidence that lung tissue, once destroyed, can be regenerated. (britannica.com)
  • About 85% of lungs made available for donation are not used due to tissue damage that potentially could be repaired with perfusion or other techniques. (latimes.com)
  • Here an endoscopic tube called a bronchoscope is used to look at the lungs and take a biopsy sample of the tissue. (news-medical.net)
  • The function of the cells is to divide, reproduce and repair worn-out or injured lung tissue and to allow for growth. (healthcentral.com)
  • It often grows along the outer edges of the lungs and under the tissue lining the bronchi. (healthcentral.com)
  • Popcorn lung is characterized by the lung tissue scarring and becoming narrow. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Zeltsman said Eric had to be put on a special ventilator and a CAT scan showed air outside his lungs, which was making his lungs convert into dead tissue. (nypost.com)
  • The surgeon said the operation to remove dead tissue and preserve Eric's lungs was difficult because he could not identify major blood vessels in the area amid so much infection. (nypost.com)
  • Surgery was first done on Eric's left lung, where black tissue was either scarred or dead and the same was then performed on his right lung. (nypost.com)
  • By using this waste product from the meat industry, we are able to conduct experiments which use real lung tissue but which do not require the slaughter or infection of live animals. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • Both the airflow and the associated structural deformation of the lungs were described simultaneously with an airflow-tissue interaction model. (hindawi.com)
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive and irreversible form of lung disease that causes fibrosis, or scarring, of lung tissue for an unknown reason. (memorialhermann.org)
  • It's a complex process, but essentially the scavenger white blood cells (called macrophages) get overwhelmed, releasing enzymes that damage the lungs and create scar tissue. (nolo.com)
  • As the scarring builds up, it can shrink the volume of the lungs, resulting in even more damage to surrounding tissue. (nolo.com)
  • The doctor or nurse collects samples (biopsies) of cells or tissue from the lung or nearby lymph nodes. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Various types of biopsy tools can be inserted through the endoscope to obtain lung tissue for examination. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped organs made up of spongy, pinkish-gray tissue. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Uncontrolled, excessive infiltration of leukocytes into the tissue leads to a destruction of organ structure and is a main characteristic of acute and chronic inflammatory disorders like atherosclerosis, reperfusion injury or acute lung injury (ALI) [ 1 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Together, the lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million alveoli. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lung publishes original articles, reviews and editorials on all aspects of the healthy and diseased lungs, of the airways, and of breathing. (springer.com)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways that causes breathing difficulties and irreversible damage to the lung tissues. (amazonaws.com)
  • Popcorn lung is a rare medical condition that damages the bronchioles, the lung's smallest airways. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Over time, inflammation associated with popcorn lung causes lung tissues and airways to scar and narrow, causing breathing difficulties. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Cigarette smoke contains gases like carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, as well as tiny solid particles containing tar, which damages cells in the airways of your lungs. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • A bronchoscopy is a test used to look inside the trachea (windpipe), bronchi (large airways of the lungs) and lungs using an endoscope . (cancer.ca)
  • This type of biopsy is performed through a fiberoptic bronchoscope (a long, thin tube that has a close-focusing telescope on the end for viewing) through the main airways of the lungs (bronchoscopy). (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • the smallest airways in the lungs, branching out from the bronchial tubes in each lung, finally ending with the alveoli. (bellaonline.com)
  • is a high-pitched whistling sound, produced by the lungs, when the airways are severely constricted. (bellaonline.com)
  • Both lungs have a central recession called the hilum at the root of the lung, where the blood vessels and airways pass into the lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • In humans each lung is encased in a thin membranous sac called the pleura , and each is connected with the trachea (windpipe) by its main bronchus (large air passageway) and with the heart by the pulmonary arteries. (britannica.com)
  • The trachea and major bronchi of the human lungs. (britannica.com)
  • After passing through the trachea (windpipe), the air travels into the lungs and through the tracheobronchial system, which consists of the bronchi (a system of branching airway tubes that become smaller as they reach deeper into the lung), the bronchioles (the smallest of the bronchi) and the alveoli (balloon-like sacs located at the end of the bronchi). (healthcentral.com)
  • It then travels down the throat through the larynx (voice box) and trachea (windpipe) and goes into the lungs through tubes called mainstem bronchi. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The lungs begin at the bottom of your trachea (windpipe). (healthline.com)
  • The trachea is a tube that carries the air in and out of your lungs. (healthline.com)
  • Each lung has a tube called a bronchus that connects to the trachea. (healthline.com)
  • The bronchial tubes branch out from the trachea and form two separate branches-one going to each lung. (bellaonline.com)
  • Lung capacity differs from lung function because lung capacity is the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use. (lunginstitute.com)
  • Exercise causes your heart and breathing rates to increase, so your body has enough oxygen and strengthens your heart and lungs. (lunginstitute.com)
  • Acute lung injury (ALI) is a medical disorder with concentrated oxygenation capacity of the lungs in spite of administering oxygen in high concentrations. (tmrresearch.com)
  • The new technique pumps a liquid consisting of oxygen, proteins and nutrients into the donor lungs after they've been removed and transported to the recipient's hospital. (latimes.com)
  • By removing oxygen poor blood from the right side of the heart and returning oxygen rich blood to the left side, heart-lung bypass is achieved. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The more you struggle for air, the harder your lungs work to get oxygen, and the more distressed you feel. (cancercare.org)
  • Alveolar - The alveoli are small air sacks in the lungs where oxygen is transferred into blood cells . (everything2.com)
  • Unhealthy or damaged lungs can make it difficult for your body to get the oxygen it needs to survive. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The lungs are essential in transporting oxygen to the rest of the body. (memorialhermann.org)
  • This helps lungs adapt to storing more oxygen and allows good gaseous exchange without getting breathless. (wikihow.com)
  • Doing an activity like cardio or aerobics can lead to a significant increase in lung capacity and stamina, due to the increased demand for oxygen. (wikihow.com)
  • Exercises done in water are very beneficial as the water provides resistance, increasing the workload Since more energy and oxygen is required, lung capacity increases. (wikihow.com)
  • Since higher altitudes have less oxygen, it becomes more difficult for the lungs to cope. (wikihow.com)
  • We're looking at men in their 30s and 40s on oxygen, being evaluated for lung transplants," Crum said. (yahoo.com)
  • The level of oxygen in your blood, or oxygen saturation, may also be measured to check if your lungs are bringing enough oxygen into your body. (cancer.ca)
  • The lungs take in oxygen, which cells need to carry out their normal functions. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The oxygen-rich blood from your lungs is sent back to your heart, where it's pumped to your entire body. (healthline.com)
  • The diaphragm enables the lungs to function (via the suction mechanism) by causing oxygen to flow in during inhalation, and carbon dioxide to flow out during exhalation. (bellaonline.com)
  • Humans have two lungs, a right lung and a left lung. (wikipedia.org)
  • The right lung has three lobes and the left has two. (wikipedia.org)
  • You could be dizzy from anemia or from a backup in your superior vena cava, the large vein that moves blood from your head to your heart, if it's crowded by a tumor in the upper right lung. (webmd.com)
  • Medial view of the right lung. (britannica.com)
  • One mainstem bronchus leads to the right lung and one to the left lung. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The right lung is made up of three lobes. (healthline.com)
  • After investigating numerous possible sources, researchers ultimately determined the cause of lung damage: a vapor from butter flavoring added to the popcorn. (cdc.gov)
  • This sac also divides each lung into sections called lobes . (wikipedia.org)
  • the left lung, which is slightly smaller because of the asymmetrical placement of the heart, has two lobes. (britannica.com)
  • When an unborn baby's lungs form during pregnancy , they grow in parts called lobes . (kidshealth.org)
  • Most lung metastases develop near the edges of the lungs and in the lower lobes . (cancer.ca)
  • The left lung has only two lobes to make room for your heart. (healthline.com)
  • Summary Each lung is divided into lobes. (healthline.com)
  • I was given the choice of a PET/CT every three months or a CT Guided Lung Biopsy. (medhelp.org)
  • The Lung Biopsy was performed by an Interventional Radiologist as a day surgery through the SPU. (medhelp.org)
  • What is a lung biopsy? (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • A lung biopsy may be performed using either a closed or an open method. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Depending on the results of the biopsy, more extensive surgery, such as the removal of a lung lobe may be performed during the procedure. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • The type of biopsy performed will depend on several factors, such as the type of lung problem, the location of the lesion, and the overall condition of the person. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Both transbronchial and video-assisted thoracoscopic lung biopsy are used to provide adequate specimens for histopathological examination. (medscape.com)
  • The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. (lung.org)
  • Every year, we fund the best and the brightest in medical and scientific research to drive innovation, discover the unknown, and improve the lives of those living with lung disease. (lung.org)
  • Searching for lung disease cures, addressing the youth vaping epidemic, supporting laws that protect the air we all breathe-see how we work to save lives every day. (lung.org)
  • Every donation to the American Lung Association supports those affected by lung disease through our programs and services. (lung.org)
  • Research is essential to improving the lives of all those affected by lung disease. (lung.org)
  • Our trailblazing scientific research is the key to helping us achieve our mission of a world free of lung disease. (lung.org)
  • Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans. (lung.org)
  • Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease. (lung.org)
  • Lung Foundation Australia is working to improve lung health and reduce the impact of lung disease for all Australians. (lungfoundation.com.au)
  • Show your support for the 7 million Australian men, women and children battling a debilitating and often fatal lung disease. (lungfoundation.com.au)
  • Anyone can get lung disease. (lungfoundation.com.au)
  • When you have a chronic lung disease , such as pulmonary fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), having enough oxygenated blood can be challenging. (lunginstitute.com)
  • For people with lung disease, lung function and lung capacity can diminish over time. (lunginstitute.com)
  • For many people with a chronic lung disease, shortness of breath presents many challenges. (lunginstitute.com)
  • I started my post yesterday with my version of the famous quote from the film Casablanca: "I'm shocked, shocked to find an epidemic of black lung disease. (scienceblogs.com)
  • It was my reaction to the latest story by NPR's Howard Berkes about nearly 2,000 recently diagnosed cases of the most severe form of black lung disease. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The disease gets its name from a distinctive blue-black marbling of the lung caused by accumulation of the dust. (britannica.com)
  • Georgius Agricola , a German mineralogist, first described lung disease in coal miners in the 16th century, and it is now widely recognized. (britannica.com)
  • Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used primarily in the treatment of lung disease. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Both treatments can be instituted in the critical care unit when severe heart or lung disease is no longer treatable by less invasive conventional treatments such as pharmaceuticals, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), and mechanical ventilation with a respirator. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Continued research and design has allowed the heart-lung machine to become a standard of care in the treatment of heart and lung disease, while supporting other non-conventional treatments. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Camus P. Interstitial lung disease from drugs, biologics, and radiation. (uptodate.com)
  • On Wednesday, January 30th the "We Were There" lecture series presented "Not Everything Is Better with Butter-flavoring: Popcorn Lung Disease and the Dangers of Diacetyl," at the Roybal Campus, Alexander D. Langmuir Auditorium . (cdc.gov)
  • In 2000, a physician reported that eight former microwave-popcorn factory workers had developed a rare and disabling lung disease, bronchiolitis obliterans. (cdc.gov)
  • Attendees heard a fascinating story of how disease detectives unraveled the mystery of popcorn-lung disease, and how we can protect workers from permanent lung damage caused by diacetyl in butter flavoring. (cdc.gov)
  • As one of only a few medical centers in Southern California with Medicare certification for lung transplants, Cedars-Sinai offers a high level of experience and expertise in the surgical treatment of lung disease. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Candidates for lung transplants have end-stage lung disease with a poor prognosis and have failed to respond to conventional medical therapy. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Learn what black lung disease is, how to get screening and a diagnosis, and how to file a claim for benefits under state workers' comp or federal law. (nolo.com)
  • Black lung is a serious, and sometimes fatal, disease caused inhaling coal dust. (nolo.com)
  • If you've developed black lung disease as a result of your work mining coal-or you're the surviving dependent of a miner who died from the condition-you may file a claim and get benefits through your state's workers' compensation system or a special federal black lung program. (nolo.com)
  • Black lung disease may sound like something out of the past. (nolo.com)
  • Also called coal workers' pneumoconiosis, black lung disease begins when the body's immune system tries to rid itself of small particles of coal dust lodged in the lungs. (nolo.com)
  • The name of the disease comes from the appearance of its sufferers' lungs, which develop dark spots and eventually turn black. (nolo.com)
  • Black lung disease can be stealthy. (nolo.com)
  • To confuse matters even more, people with black lung have a higher risk of developing chronic bronchitis or emphysema, and the disease often appears alongside silicosis (a similar lung disease caused by inhaling silica dust). (nolo.com)
  • Historically, it took at least 10 or 20 years of exposure to develop black lung disease. (nolo.com)
  • Early detection is particularly important for black lung, because the only way to keep the disease from progressing is to stop the exposure to coal dust. (nolo.com)
  • As a surge of black lung disease scars miners' lungs at younger ages than ever, Robinson worries not only about cuts to his benefits, but that younger miners won't get any coverage. (yahoo.com)
  • I just feel that Mitch McConnell has let the citizens of Kentucky down, especially the miners," said Patty Amburgey, whose husband, Crawford, died of black lung disease at age 62 in 2007. (yahoo.com)
  • In less than four years, Crum has seen 200 miners diagnosed with a severe form of black lung disease, called pulmonary massive fibrosis. (yahoo.com)
  • His findings were published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a December 2016 report that showed a shockingly high level of severe black lung cases at his clinic. (yahoo.com)
  • Kevin Krause, Dallas News , "Pharmacy owner whose drugs led to doped racehorses admits to peddling unsafe equine drugs," 5 July 2019 The fungus can cause disease in people who have weakened immune systems, damaged lungs or have allergies, the website states. (merriam-webster.com)
  • Workshop participants distinguished two major concepts as uniquely important to primary prevention of lung disease: the promotion of lung health and the prevention of lung disease. (nih.gov)
  • In this context, a major barrier to health promotion and disease prevention is the current lack of biomarkers or proxy measures of lung health or disease. (nih.gov)
  • Lung health and disease: These are dynamic states and need to be defined using biologic phenomena as a foundation. (nih.gov)
  • Metrics of health: Population measures of lung physiology and defense across the life stages should be developed that identify relevant, specific markers for comparison to early disease. (nih.gov)
  • Coal workers' pneumoconiosis, also known as Black Lung Disease. (familydoctor.org)
  • A federal advisory panel backed the approval of a proposed lung drug that would be marketed by Forest Laboratories Inc. to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (wsj.com)
  • Some types may lead to, or be a sign of, lung disease. (healthline.com)
  • Results indicate whether dyspnoea is due to heart or lung disease. (everything2.com)
  • By supporting the American Lung Association you are helping us fight for all those affected by lung disease. (convio.net)
  • Seeing an average of 200 patients a year, we are experts in managing conditions such as interstitial lung disease (ILD), surfactant mutations, lung development disorders and lymphatic disorders. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Under the direction of Christopher Towe MD , the program includes some of the nation's most respected experts in lung disease. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Kuwaiti children with rare lung disease find help at Cincinnati Children's. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • We have compiled a list of support and information resources to help you better understand your child's rare lung disease. (cincinnatichildrens.org)
  • Lung transplants aren't carried out frequently in the UK. (www.nhs.uk)
  • In England, during 2013-14, 198 lung transplants were carried out. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The demand for lung transplants is far greater than the available supply of donated lungs. (www.nhs.uk)
  • However, lung transplants from living donors are currently rare in the UK. (www.nhs.uk)
  • Most people who receive lung transplants from living donors have cystic fibrosis and are close relatives of the donors. (www.nhs.uk)
  • In a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine , researchers said the number of donor lungs and successful transplants may be dramatically increased by treating the organs on a perfusion machine for several hours before transplantation. (latimes.com)
  • Scanning electron micrograph of the adult human lung showing alveolar duct with alveoli. (britannica.com)
  • Frequently they are found in alveolar arrangement, retaining the original outline of the alveoli of the lung (Fig. 4, b). (dictionary.com)
  • There are about 600 million alveoli in your lungs. (healthline.com)
  • The small bubble shapes of the alveoli give your lungs a surprising amount of surface area - equivalent to the size of a tennis court. (healthline.com)
  • The bronchial tree running through your lungs is made up of the windpipe, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli. (healthline.com)
  • The carbon dioxide is breathed out of the lungs and alveoli through your mouth and nose. (healthline.com)
  • [1] The left lung shares space with the heart, and has an indentation in its border called the cardiac notch of the left lung to accommodate this. (wikipedia.org)
  • I had a CT of my abdomen and it showed an accidental finding of a 10mm non calcified nodule in my left lung. (medhelp.org)
  • They found a 11mm nodule on my left lung. (medhelp.org)
  • to the lungs (bronchi). (medlineplus.gov)
  • In the inner side of each lung, about two-thirds of the distance from its base to its apex, is the hilum , the point at which the bronchi, pulmonary arteries and veins, lymphatic vessels, and nerves enter the lung. (britannica.com)
  • It develops when abnormalities occur in either the lungs or the bronchi (the air tubes leading to the lungs). (mskcc.org)
  • In the lungs, the mainstem bronchi divide into smaller bronchi and then into even smaller tubes called bronchioles. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • In particular, it looks at how air moves through the bronchi and bronchioles within your lungs. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • Inflammation from toxic substances, such as tobacco smoke, asbestos, and environmental dusts, can also produce significant damage to the lung. (britannica.com)
  • The perfusion technique essentially repairs damage caused by swelling or inflammation in the lung, Dark said. (latimes.com)
  • The Lung Biology laboratories seek to identify the novel mechanisms of lung inflammation and host defense, and explore how these mechanisms may be exploited to develop novel treatment and prevention strategies. (lsu.edu)
  • The Lung Biology group in the Schol of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) uses vertically integrated experimental cutting edge methodologies aimed at dissecting lung inflammation and host defense with expertise ranging from cell culture to animal (in vivo) models. (lsu.edu)
  • Popcorn lung is a rare condition that causes airway scarring due to inflammation and eventually lung damage. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Lung biopsies in patients with long-term exposure usually demonstrate chronic interstitial inflammation and poorly formed nonnecrotizing granulomas. (medscape.com)
  • Policies that improve lung health, reduce tobacco use, protect us from secondhand smoke, and clean up air pollution. (lung.org)
  • These include the ribs around the lungs and the dome-shaped diaphragm muscle below them. (healthline.com)
  • or also known as the thoracic diaphragm: is the muscle at the base of the lungs at the bottom of the rib cage. (bellaonline.com)
  • Vitamin E acetate was identified in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid samples (fluid samples collected from the lungs) from 48 of the 51 EVALI patients, but not in the BAL fluid from the healthy comparison group. (cdc.gov)
  • Acute lung injury, a common condition characterized by acute severe hypoxia without evidence of hydrostatic pulmonary edema, remains a key source of mortality and morbidity in critically ill patients. (tmrresearch.com)
  • Ongoing research in the area of fluid conservation and lung-protective ventilation strategies have demonstrated improvements in survival rate of patients. (tmrresearch.com)
  • It has been observed that even in patients who survive acute lung injury, the quality of life is adversely affected in the long term. (tmrresearch.com)
  • The hydrostatic pressure however remains unaffected in the patients suffering with acute lung injury (ALI). (tmrresearch.com)
  • Surgery outcomes were compared with 116 patients who received conventional donor lungs. (latimes.com)
  • After 72 hours, 15% of the patients who received treated lungs suffered primary graft dysfunction, a potentially fatal complication, compared with 30% of the patients in the control group. (latimes.com)
  • Use of this treatment in the emergency room is not limited to patients suffering heart or lung failure. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Being that this technology serves both adult and pediatric patients specialized children¸s hospitals may provide treatment with the heart-lung machine for Venoarterial ECMO. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Lung Institute's in-house outcomes summary shows that 84.5 percent of COPD patients studied saw an improvement in their quality of life. (prweb.com)
  • Most patients wait an average of 3 to 6 months for a donor lung, although there are some factors that may prolong the time until a donor lung becomes available. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • The screens have a high rate of false positives, which means that some patients are subjected to lung biopsies and other harrowing and risky procedures that may turn out to be unnecessary. (technologyreview.com)
  • One Lung Institute patient from Texas, Herbert K., decided to visit the Lung Institute for treatment when his lung capacity was as low as 15 percent due to COPD. (prweb.com)
  • Stage 2B also describes a tumor that has not spread to lymph nodes, but has spread to other tissues, a main airway, or caused the lung to collapse. (news-medical.net)
  • The basic idea is that smoking not only affects the lungs but the entire airway tract," Roy said. (northwestern.edu)
  • Gives a crude estimate of lung function, reflecting larger airway function. (everything2.com)
  • symptom s at the time of diagnosis often reflect invasion of the lymph node s, pleura, the other lung or the metastasis to other organs . (everything2.com)
  • They take samples (biopsies) of the lining of the lungs (the pleura) and can remove fluid that may have collected there. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • The lungs are enveloped in a membrane called the pleura. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • However, it can be difficult to distinguish between a tumor and a lung abscess, meaning an X-ray is not a definitive test. (news-medical.net)
  • See some of the current topics American Lung Association funded researchers are investigating. (lung.org)
  • Researchers say that there is good evidence that occasional marijuana use can cause an increase in lung airflow rates and lung volume. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • We hope that this approach will help researchers explore different aspects of chronic lung infection microbiology while reducing reliance on animal experiments. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • al.com , "America's military accomplished an amazing feat 100 years ago -- driving across country," 7 July 2019 Medical researchers have reported that sildenafil can boost performance in racehorses, which are prone to lung bleeding and edema after races. (merriam-webster.com)
  • A donor is usually a person who's died, but in rare cases a section of lung can be taken from a living donor. (www.nhs.uk)
  • In some situations, the lungs may be transplanted along with a donor heart. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Even with the best possible match between you and the donor, your immune system will try to attack and reject your new lung or lungs. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The native diseased lung or lungs are removed from the recipient while the donor lung is being recovered. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Our ex vivo model of chronic lung infection avoids some key drawbacks of in vitro or animal models of lung infection. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • Chronic lung infections are life-limiting or even life-threatening. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • We are excited by our recent collaborative funding from the National Biofilms Innovation Centre, which will enable us to work together to assess a novel method to detect how well antibiotics penetrate biofilms in chronic lung infections. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • Vitamin E acetate has been found in product samples tested by FDA and state laboratories and in patient lung fluid samples tested by CDC from geographically diverse states. (cdc.gov)
  • Vitamin E acetate has not been found in the lung fluid of people that do not have EVALI. (cdc.gov)
  • When the lungs are formed the fetus is held in the fluid -filled amniotic sac and so they do not function to breathe. (wikipedia.org)
  • thoracentesis (samples fluid that has built up around the lungs). (familydoctor.org)
  • He needed 17 tubes to help remove fluid buildup and inflate his lungs as well as a tracheotomy to help him breathe and tubes for feeding. (nypost.com)
  • correlates fluid redistribution and reabsorption to changes in regional lung function by image matching. (hindawi.com)
  • If the heart can't keep up with the baby's needs, fluid builds up around the lungs and in the belly, a condition called hydrops fetalis (HI-drops fee-TAL-iss). (kidshealth.org)
  • Your lungs make a fluid called surfactant to help them stay open. (healthline.com)
  • Each lung is enclosed within a pleural sac that contains pleural fluid, which allows the inner and outer walls to slide over each other whilst breathing takes place, without much friction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chemical damage to the lung tissues can cause popcorn lung, as can a few other factors. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The vessel-related constraint is integrated into the registration to correct mismatches of small lung vessels and their surrounding tissues. (hindawi.com)
  • Lung function is a metric determined by how much air your lungs can hold, how quickly you can take in and let out air from your lungs and how well your lungs oxygenate and remove carbon dioxide from your blood. (lunginstitute.com)
  • The lungs also get rid of carbon dioxide, a waste product of the body's cells. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • That poses a challenge because lungs are easily damaged from injury or in the final stages of terminal illness. (latimes.com)
  • The paper " Quantification of lung damage in an elastase-induced mouse model of emphysema " by A. Muñoz-Barrutia et al. (hindawi.com)
  • With marijuana use increasing and large numbers of people who have been and continue to be exposed, knowing whether it causes lasting damage to lung function is important for public-health messaging and medical use of marijuana. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • He continues that even at daily usage levels of one joint per day over seven years, people were not seeming to have any degradation of lung capacity or function. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Keeping a positive attitude and having self-confidence can help people improve their mood and outlook, which can help you stay motivated on your path to increasing your lung capacity. (lunginstitute.com)
  • The American Lung Association is committed to supporting those affected by asthma. (lung.org)
  • Here is a glossary of common asthma lung terms to start you on your self-education asthma journey. (bellaonline.com)
  • Learning the proper lung terminology will help you to understand how the lungs work, and how asthma affects the lungs. (bellaonline.com)
  • Breathe easier by learning all you can about asthma and how it affects your lungs. (bellaonline.com)
  • Oxidative damage to the lung appears important in the pathophysiology of lung injury, and antioxidants may ameliorate the process [ 4,8 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • Faron Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. is at present engaged in the development of pharmacological treatments for acute lung injury with the help of a consortium consisting European Commission, Traumakine program (University College London Hospital (UCLH) and University of Torino and University of Turku). (tmrresearch.com)
  • There is currently no cure for IPF, or treatments that can remove the scarring from the lungs. (memorialhermann.org)
  • COEBURN, Va. (AP) - Former coal miner John Robinson's bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration. (yahoo.com)
  • Slowly breathe in, and expand your lungs to the maximum capacity. (lunginstitute.com)
  • Luckily, there are things you can do at home to improve your lung function, and therefore your ability to breathe. (wikihow.com)
  • Other than reducing exposure to coal dust, treatment options for black lung are limited and generally focused on helping the patient breathe. (nolo.com)
  • Many, including Robinson, struggle to breathe as their lungs are slowly stifled by tiny dust and particles trapped there. (yahoo.com)
  • The lungs are the parts of the body that we use to breathe. (macmillan.org.uk)
  • Your lungs are specially designed to exchange these gases every time you breathe in and out. (healthline.com)
  • It results in a thick mucus in the lungs, which becomes a magnet for bacteria. (msu.edu)
  • your body's eliminated the carbon monoxide and your lungs start to clear out mucus and other smoking debris. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • A common complication is the immune system rejecting the donated lungs. (www.nhs.uk)
  • tuberculosis is also more common in victims of black lung. (britannica.com)
  • in the paper " Improving intensity-based lung CT registration accuracy utilizing vascular information " exploits common intensity-based lung registration criteria, a feature-based constraint on vessels and a linear elastic smoothing constraint. (hindawi.com)
  • Lung biopsies are rarely required to confirm diagnosis, because diagnosis is primarily derived from a thorough occupational history, clinical features, and radiography. (medscape.com)
  • Tobramycin is currently the most widely used treatment for CF, but it typically doesn't clear the lungs of infection, Waters said. (msu.edu)
  • Potential treatment methods such as statin therapy and nutritional strategies are also expected to gain more focus from research bodies operating in the area of treatment of acute lung injury. (tmrresearch.com)
  • This report presents a detailed overview of the present scope of growth for companies operating in the global acute lung injury treatment market. (tmrresearch.com)
  • The market intelligence report is a comprehensive review of the growth trail in terms of current, historical, and future scenarios of the global acute lung injury treatment market. (tmrresearch.com)
  • The report probes into the strategies related to marketing, shares, and product portfolio of the key participants operating in the global acute lung injury treatment market. (tmrresearch.com)
  • The FP-1201-lyo treatment for acute lung injury is now in the 3rd phase of clinical trials and is anticipated to obtain European marketing authorization in the near future. (tmrresearch.com)
  • Lungs, however, provide a unique opportunity because they are greatly needed and appear so amenable to perfusion treatment, said John Dark, a professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Newcastle University, U.K., and president of the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation. (latimes.com)
  • JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is 94 and has been in hospital since Saturday for tests, has suffered a recurrence of a lung infection but is responding to treatment, the government said on Tuesday. (reuters.com)
  • Doctors have concluded the tests and these have revealed a recurrence of a previous lung infection, for which Madiba is receiving appropriate treatment and he is responding to the treatment," the government said in a statement. (reuters.com)
  • Within two months of treatment, a pulmonary function test revealed his lung capacity had improved to 31 percent. (prweb.com)
  • Treatment with immunosuppressive medication is begun to prevent rejection of the transplanted lung by the patient's immune system. (cedars-sinai.edu)
  • Many of the same tests can help your healthcare team plan treatment and monitor lung metastases. (cancer.ca)
  • A lung scan may also be used to see how well treatment is working. (hopkinsmedicine.org)
  • when combined with culture medium tailored to reflect the unique chemistry of lung secretions characteristic of specific infection contexts, this model allows the culture of microbes in environments with enhanced clinical validity when compared with standard surface-attached biofilm platforms or acute animal models. (warwick.ac.uk)
  • These cells "eat" germs and irritants before they can cause an infection in your lungs. (healthline.com)