Author | Jaime Rosenberg


Continued Cough Reflex Hypersensitivity After COPD Exacerbation Predicts More Attacks

August 05, 2020


Researchers found that cough reflex sensitivity is amplified during chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation and reduces after recovery, while its persistence can help serve as a predictor for future exacerbations.

Research Offers Clues Into T Cell Differentiation in Worsening of Acute Gut GVHD

August 01, 2020


Previous research has established acute graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in the gastrointestinal tract as the primary cause of both GVHD severity and mortality, and as a result, emphasis is placed on preventing acute gut GVHD while still preserving the graft-versus-leukemia effect of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

Researchers Determine Repeatability Limits, Predictive Equation for COPD Inhalers

July 31, 2020


Using data from 2 phase 2 trials, researchers were able to determine the peak inspiratory flow (PIF) repeatability limit, and show that the 2 highest of 3 PIF values met the repeatedly limit.

Onset of Pneumothorax Carries Poor Prognosis for Patients With CTD-ILD

July 30, 2020


According to a new study, patients with connective tissue disease-associated interstitial disease (CTD-ILD) had significantly higher mortality rates and worse 10-year survival rates than patients who did not develop the complication.