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Epidemiologic studies in households in developing countries have strongly linked exposure to indoor air pollution from solid fuels to acute lower respiratory infections (ALRI) in children, chronic obstructive lung diseases and associated heart conditions, and lung cancer.
com , for Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
About GOLD: The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) is a nonprofit organization that was created to increase awareness of COPD among health professionals, public health authorities, and the general public, and to improve prevention and management through a concerted worldwide effort.
Pharmaxis Ltd is developing Bronchitol for the management of chronic obstructive lung diseases including cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and chronic bronchitis.
The major health issues in populations across the globe are Chronic obstructive lung diseases (COLD).
People at greatest risk of lung cancer are current and former smokers, as well as people whose relatives have already developed lung cancer or chronic obstructive lung diseases, experts say.
For every 100 micrograms of particulates per cubic meter of air, Schwartz found that the risk of dying increased by 32 percent from emphysema, 19 percent from other chronic obstructive lung diseases (such as bronchitis and asthma), 12 percent from pneumonia and about 9 percent from cardiovascular disease.
Combining bronchodilators of different pharmacological classes, as recommended by The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases (GOLD), has been shown to improve efficacy and may decrease the risk of side effects compared to increasing the dose of a single bronchodilator.
Ferraris Respiratory is focused on the diagnosis and care of patients with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases that affect millions worldwide -- health care spending in the United States for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases alone is estimated by the American Lung Association to be 18 billion dollars annually.
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Lung Diseases affect about 36 million Americans -- health care spending in the United States for COPD alone is estimated by the American Lung Association to be 18 Billion dollars annually.
The patent filing resulted from the joint research and development program in chronic obstructive lung diseases, such as asthma, with the Division of Genomic Medicine at the University of Sheffield.

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