lungs

May 6, 2021

Researchers are looking at whether their findings could be used for developing therapeutics for patients in the future. 

picture of lab technician processing COVID-19 sample
April 15, 2021

A study just underway at UW Medicine is evaluating whether a lab-formulated monoclonal antibody could curb the over-amplified inflammatory response that some patients experience with COVID-19 pneumonia.  The researchers are evaluating the drug's

Sun shrouded by smoke
September 3, 2019

The haze of wildfire smoke in the skies has become a common sight in late summer.  Dr. Coralynn Sack, a UW Medicine pulmonologist, says her patients complain of worsened symptoms when smoke is in the air. 

August 16, 2018

Stair-climbing ability reliably foretells after-surgery risk among people with pulmonary hypertension, a study shows.

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