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