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Items Tagged ‘pulmonology’

July 8, 2020

Defining the evidence: What works to treat COPD exacerbations

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

Chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is the third leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Approximately 16 million Americans are living with COPD, a disease characterized by lung inflammation and difficulty breathing. People with COPD often – on average more than […]

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Tags: Abdul Majzoub, Bashar Hasan, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Claudia Dobler, COPD, Evidence-based Practice Center, Lubna Daraz, lung disease, M. Hassan Murad, Magdoleen Farah, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Michael Wilson


March 4, 2020

Providers investigate less invasive procedures for lung cancer and COPD

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sara Nick At Mayo Clinic, research and care often weave together. Many times this results in Mayo patients being the first to benefit from novel options for diagnosis or treatment. For instance, pulmonologists are testing the potential for new, minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat conditions including lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

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Tags: chronic bronchitis, collaboration, COPD, emphysema, Janani Reisenauer, lung cancer, minimally invasive procedure, pulmonary and critical care medicine, pulmonology, robotic technology, Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, team science


January 29, 2020

A case for public health initiatives

By Elizabeth Zimmermann Elizabeth Zimmermann

COPD is a chronic lung disease that makes it difficult to breath. According to the American Lung Association, COPD is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 15 million people currently living with the disease. It also increases the likelihood that people will develop heart disease, lung cancer and other […]

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Tags: Aaron Spaulding, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, collaboration, COPD, health care policy, lung disease, population health, public health, pulmonology, readmissions, tobacco cessation, University of North Florida


September 16, 2019

Research breathes new air into donor lungs

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor

By Sara Nick Four hundred: That’s the number of U.S. patients who die each year awaiting a lung transplant, or are removed from the wait list when they become too ill. Now, cutting-edge research underway on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus aims to save as many of those lives as possible. “We’re hoping to wipe out […]

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Tags: Abba Zubair, Center for Regenerative Medicine, David Erasmus, ex vivo lung perfusion, Jorge Mallea, lung transplant, pulmonology, regenerative medicine, stem cells, Transplant Center


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