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.
Need help putting the pack down? The UAB Lung Health Center is here for you.
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In findings published April 9 in Science Translational Medicine, the UAB team describes the mechanism that contributes to persistent fibrosis in the aged, and suggests targets that may help reverse the buildup of scar tissue.
UAB employing ECMO technology to treat severe cases of the flu when conventional therapy fails.
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UAB offers U.S. Preventive Services Task Force-recommended CT scans for lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, causing more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.
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UAB investigators have found a new pathway that contributes to an often fatal lung disease with no cure and no effective treatments, and possibly a way to shut that pathway down.

UAB treated the first patient in the nation in an experimental lung reduction procedure for emphysema.

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UAB Hospital participating in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services initiative designed to improve patient care, lower health care costs
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Investigators have developed a new imaging method to enhance research into new treatments.

The latest edition of Best Doctors in America ® recognizes 325 UAB physicians — voted by their peers as the best.

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Researchers at UAB have performed the first U.S. trial of a foam sealant injected into the lungs.

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UAB-hosted seminar looking at the effects of air quality on human health.

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CT scans can help physicians predict which COPD patients are likely to take a turn for the worse, say UAB researchers.

A new drug that improves lung function for some patients with cystic fibrosis may also help treat smokers with the incurable lung disease COPD.

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The Program in Environmental and Translational Medicine combines clinical care with research to prevent, treat diseases caused from air pollution, water contamination, other causes.

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UAB doctors can now employ a new procedure, using thermal energy, to open constricted airways in patients whose severe asthma is not controlled by medication.

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UAB was a lead site in the testing of Kalydeco, the first drug to target the underlying genetic causes of cystic fibrosis.

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A UAB researcher has received a grant to study idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

An antibiotic can help reduce acute COPD attacks and improve quality of life, a new study shows.

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