A new national, multisite study, chaired by a UAB pulmonologist, shows that supplemental oxygen does not reduce mortality or hospitalization for COPD patients with moderately low levels of blood oxygen.
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Ben Branscomb, a pioneering physician and long-time UAB faculty member, was often called the father of pulmonary medicine.
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Michelle Harris came to UAB on maximal life support, unsure if she would live after a rare multisystem autoimmune disease attacked her lungs. Now, she will go home with her eyes on upcoming prom and graduation.
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UAB launches new clinic for primary ciliary dyskinesia, a rare, inherited respiratory disease.
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UAB researchers probe basic molecular mechanisms that lead to the lung scarring of pulmonary fibrosis, a lethal disorder.
UAB researchers led a team that discovered that a smoking-related condition called expiratory airway collapse — often thought inconsequential — is associated with lung disease.
Best of 2015 2Telemedicine helps UAB take pulmonary rehabilitation into the home via smartphone technology, in an effort to reduce hospital readmissions from COPD.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognizes UAB’s Adult CF Program with Quality Care Award.
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Macrophage cells require agility to scavenge and digest dead cells and prevent an immune response to self. In lupus, the macrophages lose that agility.
A UAB researchers suggests that autoimmune disease therapy may be an effective treatment for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
An experimental lung-volume-reduction procedure using one-way valves shows promise for a UAB patient.
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UAB’s William Bailey honored by his alma mater with a lifetime achievement award for 50 years of exemplary service in medicine.
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UAB was part of a promising international study of a combination therapy for patients with the most common cystic fibrosis mutation.
UAB is implanting one-way valves in patients with severe emphysema in an effort to reduce their overall lung volume, which improves lung function.
UAB research identifies enzyme that protects lungs and gills following damage from oil dispersant.
UAB’s annual Pulmonary and Critical Care Update features up-to-date info on lung diseases.
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UAB has been selected to join the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network.
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A UAB researcher is looking for clues in the cell walls of fungi to alleviate severe fungal reactions in patients with asthma.
Best of 2014 2ECMO, 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.
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UAB researchers participated in a multi-site study that disproved a once-promising theory that statins might have a beneficial effect on lung function.
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