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Death Rate Drops for Americans Hospitalized With COPD

"Other studies suggest possible explanations for the higher COPD burden women in the U.S. have," said Goel, "including the growing number of women who smoke, the increased severity of symptoms they may experience and longer life expectancy."
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2017 23:00
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NHLBI Unveils COPD National Action Plan

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has released the COPD National Action Plan, which calls for multidisciplinary, national guidelines for the treatment and management of the disease. The plan, described as a "patient-centered roadmap" for ad
MedPage Today
added May 24, 2017 16:54
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Smokers with low muscle mass may be likelier to die

Regardless of whether the smokers have COPD or not, smokers who have less chest muscle may be likelier to die prematurely, suggests the study. Diaz and team examined computed tomography (CT) scans from almost 7,000 smokers, who were aged 60 years on ave
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added May 23, 2017 12:44
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[Florida] Philip Morris Smacked with $1.3M Punitive Award, $2.4M Total, for Cancer That Cost Smoker Her Lung

capping a $2.4 million total award to a Cuban immigrant who lost a lung after smoking the company’s cigarettes for more than a decade. Martin v. Philip Morris, 07-CA-34267.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 23, 2017 00:03
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Appeal $35M Sick Smoker Case

Philip Morris USA and Liggett Group LLC are challenging a 2nd District Court of Appeal ruling last month in favor of Richard Boatright, who developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age 39 because of smoking and had to undergo two double-lung tr
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 18, 2017 17:54
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[Florida] Smoker Who Lost Lung Wins $1.1M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, in Trial Against Philip Morris

A Cuban immigrant who lost a lung and suffers from emphysema won a $1.1 million verdict, plus possible punitive damages... Martin v. Philip Morris... jury in Dade County needed just two-and-a-half hours to find Philip Morris liable for hooking Martin to c
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 18, 2017 01:27
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Standardized Tobacco Packaging Can Combat the Prevalence of COPD, Says Infiniti Research

A new study conducted by the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group has found that plain tobacco packaging has the potential to reduce tobacco use, thereby causing a drop in the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other tobacco-relat
Business Wire
added May 17, 2017 23:45
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Experimental animal models for COPD: a methodological review [FREE FULL TEXT]

The present review provides various methods used for induction of animal models of COPD, different animals used (mainly mice, guinea pigs and rats) and measured parameters. The information provided in this review is valuable for choosing appropriate anim
BioMed Central (uk)
added May 3, 2017 22:33
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Depression, anxiety and panic disorders in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients: correlations with tobacco use, disease severity and quality of life

In conclusion, the results of this study indicate that anxiety, depression and panic attacks were constant characteristics among COPD patients- regardless of their current tobacco use.
BioMed Central (uk)
added Apr 17, 2017 19:08
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R.J. Reynolds Settles Engle Progeny Suit In Florida State Court ($$)

settled with a tobacco company before the jury was scheduled to hear closing arguments in a suit where the plaintiff claimed the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her mother that led to her illness and death (Linda Bean v. R.J. Reynolds Toba
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 15, 2017 17:22
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