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HOT TOPICS: COPD / Are providers in the U.S. seeing more COPD patients now compared with 10 years ago? If so, why?

Those are the questions MedPage Today asked Rodney Landreneau, MD, co-director of the Allegheny Health Network's Esophageal and Lung Institute in Pittsburgh, and Zab Mosenifar, MD, executive vice-chair of medicine at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.
MedPage Today
added Dec 1, 2014 18:34

[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $4 Million Verdict Against 3 Cigarette Companies

jury found that Nicholas Perrotto was addicted to cigarette smoking and that smoking cigarettes manufactured by the companies were the legal cause of Perrotto's lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
added Nov 26, 2014 17:07

[Florida] LIVE VIDEO: Allen v. R.J. Reynolds

Allen claims defendant tobacco manufacturers concealed the dangers of smoking while furthering his wife, Patricia Dawn Allen's, tobacco addiction, causing her fatal, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 26, 2014 10:45

[Florida] $3M to Family of Smoker Who Died From COPD

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA liable for $3.094 million in damages for the death of Patricia Dawn Allen, who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after decades of smoking the tobacco manufacturers' cigarettes.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:07

Silica and Smoking Synergistically Boost RA Risk

Whereas smoking and silica exposure each significantly boosted the likelihood of developing anti-citrullinated protein/peptide antibody (ACPA) positive rheumatoid arthritis, the risk was turbo-boosted more than eight-fold when both factors are combined, a
MedPage Today
added Nov 22, 2014 13:10

What do you believe is the most significant clinical issue in COPD today and why is the issue important to clinicians?

That's the question MedPage Today asked R. William Vandivier, MD, professor of medicine and director of the COPD Center at the University of Colorado Denver.
MedPage Today
added Nov 21, 2014 17:31

Cigarette Smoking Impairs Human Pulmonary Immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

In smokers, the pulmonary compartment has a number of macrophage-specific immune impairments which provide some mechanistic explanations whereby cigarette smoking renders a patient susceptible to tuberculosis infection and disease.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
added Nov 16, 2014 18:16

[New Zealand] Scientists unlock crucial mechanism driving colliding epidemics of smoking and tuberculosis

the white blood cells located in the lungs of smokers and ex-smokers, which are responsible for fighting infections, showed a weakened response to the TB infection. In the smoker’s lungs, these cells malfunction, and fail to make the chemical messengers t
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Nov 16, 2014 18:15

[Africa, Kenya] Why COPD Will Be the 3rd Leading Killer by 2030

Key among the causes of COPD is cigarettes smoking. To reduce the number of COPD cases, several countries have drafted stringent laws that govern smokers. These laws are aimed at discouraging people from stopping to smoke....the launch of Global Alliance
onislam (eg)
added Nov 16, 2014 16:13

Secondhand Smoke in Vehicles Exposes Nonsmokers to Toxic Compounds

may ultimately increase risk for cancer and for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases in nonsmokers, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.Neal
added Nov 14, 2014 22:34
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