Researchers participated in a multi-site study that disproved a once-promising theory that statins might have a beneficial effect on lung function.
A UAB study describes the process that contributes to persistent scarring of organ tissue in older patients with fibrotic diseases and offers two targets to reduce or control fibrosis.
ECMO, or extra corporeal membrane oxygenation, takes on the function of the heart and lungs by routing the patient’s blood into the machine where carbon dioxide is removed and oxygen is added.
Physicians are employing ECMO technology to treat severe cases of the flu when conventional therapy fails.
UAB offers U.S. Preventive Services Task Force-recommended CT scans for lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
Grant will allow researchers to study novel therapies for pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly lung disease with no approved treatments.