June 21, 2021

Cleveland Clinic first to offer lung valve treatment for COPD patients in South Florida

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FDA-approved device improves breathing without major surgery Cleveland Clinic Weston recently announced that it is now offering a new procedure designed to help patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or advanced emphysema breathe easier. The procedure, which involves placing endobronchial valves in patients’ lungs, was recently FDA-approved. Cleveland Clinic Weston is the first hospital […]

Daily aspirin may ease COPD flare-ups

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From Newsmax Many Americans take a daily low-dose aspirin to protect their hearts. Now it appears aspirin may also reduce flare-ups of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a study of COPD sufferers, researchers found that aspirin was linked to fewer moderate exacerbations, but not severe bouts, of the lung disease. It also reduced moderate […]

Giving hope to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary patients

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is recognised all over the world as a public health problem and the Cayman Islands is not an exception. In the Cayman Islands, diseases of the respiratory system account for 10% of deaths, the third leading cause of death among residents as of 2015 according to the Economics and Statistics […]

COPD action plan shortens duration of flare-ups and hospital admissions

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By J ANNEKE VAN DEN ELSHOUT From University of Twente. The University of Twente carried out the first study worldwide that shows patients with COPD (lung disease caused by smoking) and other illnesses (heart disease, diabetes, anxiety and depression) have better outcomes if they follow a self-management programme with a customised action plan. Anke Lenferink […]