lungs

August 16, 2018

People with pulmonary hypertension – high blood pressure in the vessels that carry blood to the lungs – have higher risks for complications after any surgery. Because pulmonary hypertension is growing in the United States, due to our aging popul

picture of smoky sky in Seattle, caused by recent fires
September 5, 2017

(Downloadable video soundbites and b-roll) The smoke-filled air that has enveloped Seattle for several days makes breathing especially difficult for people with asthma and other lung conditions, says UW Medicine pulmonologist Joshua Benditt.

September 4, 2017

The smoke-filled air that has enveloped Seattle for several days makes breathing especially difficult for people with asthma and other lung conditions, says UW Medicine pulmonologist Joshua Benditt.

An international study involving more than 50,000 people has led to the discovery of novel regions of the human genome associated with vital capacity, an indirect measure of lung volume.

A risky surgical lung biopsy might not be needed to confirm idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in patients suspected of having the deadly disorder, but whose lung scans don’t readily reveal a telltale honeycombing pattern.

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