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Oestrogen and the sexual dimorphism of pulmonary arterial hypertension: a translational challenge
Source: European Respiratory Journal Jessica K. Paulus*,# and Kari E. Roberts¶⇑ *Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Tufts University, Boston, MA #Dept of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA ¶Dept of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA K.E. Roberts, Tufts Medical Center, Dept of Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division, 800 Washington Street, #257, Boston, MA 02111, USA. E-ma…
Riociguat Shows Promise in Pulmonary Hypertension
Source: American Thoracic Society By Ed Susman, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Published: May 22, 2013 Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner PHILADELPHIA -- The investigative agent riociguat increased distance walked by patients diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers reported here. In patients…
Astellas Pharma Canada pledges additional funding in support of Canadian National Transplant Research Program
July 4, 2013 Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. has announced a new partnership with the recently launched Canadian National Transplant Research Program (CNTRP), a novel research initiative that brings a collaborative and transdisciplinary approach to advancing research and patient care in the field of transplant. Astellas has pledged $1 Million over a period of five years to support Canadian investigators in the transplant field as they work to ad…
Singing opera with someone else's lungs
Source: Washington Post By Maggie Fazeli Fard, Published: May 27 Growing up in a family of 11 children, Charity Tillemann-Dick accumulated what she calls “a lovely collection of scars”: pinched skin from the time one of her brothers accidentally twisted her right arm in a playground swing; a teenage shaving nick on her right shin; a pockmark, also on her right leg, from tripping in a pothole in Russia. But the masterpiece of her collection i…
Annual pulmonary hypertension screening recommended for systemic sclerosis
By: MITCHEL L. ZOLER, Internal Medicine News Digital Network MADRID – Patients with systemic sclerosis should undergo annual screening for pulmonary arterial hypertension using a combination of transthoracic echocardiography and pulmonary function tests, an international expert panel said. These are the first evidence- and consensus-based recommendations for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) screening in patients with systemic sclerosis, …
Lung Transplant Patient Hélène Campbell Uses Crowdfunding To Help Other Transplant Patients
Source: Health News Network April 23, 2013 Hélène Campbell announced the Give2Live Campaign, a social media effort that uses crowdfunding to support the needs of those waiting for transplants throughout Canada. "Many patients waiting for an organ transplant at Toronto General Hospital and other transplant centres are required to live within two hours of the hospital," said Ms. Campbell. "More often than not, this means uprooting from their h…
Health Canada Endorsed Important Information on FLOLAN® (epoprostenol sodium)
Source: Health News Network April 25, 2013 GlaxoSmithKline Inc., in consultation with Health Canada, is providing Canadians with updated information on the use of the pulmonary hypertension drug, FLOLAN®. Some vials of Sterile Diluent for FLOLAN® have been found to contain glass-related particles that may not be easily visible under normal lighting conditions. Studies indicate filtration through a 0.22 or 0.2 micron pore size filter is an effec…
Mother runs the London Marathon for PH
Source: This is Surrey Today THIS Sunday 36,000 runners will take on the challenge of the London Marathon, raising tens of millions of pounds for good causes along the way. Many East Surrey residents will be among the runners going through the pain – and pride – barrier. Here, we hear from some of those tackling the 26.2 mile race, and let you know how to support them. A DEVOTED mum will endure the toil and sweat of the London Marathon to ra…
PHA Campaigns to End Misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis of life-threatening pulmonary hypertension (PH) didn’t matter much 20 years ago, when no treatment existed. But nine treatments now can help patients live longer and better -- if enough medical professionals know how to differentiate PH from widespread illnesses with similar symptoms such as asthma, COPD and sleep apnea. Colleen Connor of West Chester, Pa., never looked sick, but after childbirth this new mother found breathing an…
Dr. Robyn Barst, PH Pioneer, Has Died
Source: PHA Daily Beat "Words cannot express my family's gratitude to Robyn for her dedication to the pediatric pulmonary hypertension population and to each and every patient she treated, including our daughter." - Linda Carr, parent of PH patient Hannah Lahmeyer PHA extends our condolences to Samuel Barst, MD, on the passing of his wife Robyn Barst, MD. Dr. Robyn Barst passed away early this morning following a long illness. Dr. Barst …
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