Tag: emphysema

COPD is a serious public health problem in the United States, and is the third leading cause of death. Falling under the umbrella of COPD are chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and small airways disease, which is characterized by inflammation and thickening of the mucosae of the airways, weakening or destruction of alveolar walls, and excess mucus production. The overall effect of these conditions is airflow limitation, especially on expiration, and
We found a comprehensive article on the COPD Store website titled “The Beginners Guide to Emphysema,” that, in its thorough treatment of the subject, could be likened to an introductory course on the disease.  The topics covered include statistics, resources, effects, causes and contributing factors, symptoms, progression of the disease, the signs of emphysema, current treatments, ways to cope, ways to prevent the disease, associated symptom
APPROVAL #13041956.1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT Michelle McAdam, Chronic Communications michelle@chronic-comm.com, (310) 902-1274 NEW CLINICAL TRIAL AT LA BIOMED/HARBOR-UCLA AND USC OFFERS HOPE FOR EMPHYSEMA PATIENTS Investigational Treatment May Help Lungs Function More Effectively Without Surgery, Enabling Better Breathing and Quality of Life LOS ANGELES, Calif. – June 4, 2015 – A clinical trial for patients suffering from severe e