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Cure Research for Emphysema

Curable Types of Emphysema

Possibly curable or rare types of Emphysema include:

  • Smoking induced Emphysema
  • Occupational exposure induced Emphysema
  • Air pollution induced Emphysema
  • more curable types...»

Rare Types of Emphysema:

Some rare types of Emphysema include:

  • Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency induced Emphysema
  • Cooking smoke induced Emphysema
  • Repeated lung infection induced Emphysema
  • Silicosis induced Emphysema
  • Primary emphysema
  • more rare types...»

Latest Treatments for Emphysema

Some of the more recent treatments for Emphysema include:

Treatments for Emphysema

Treatments to consider for Emphysema may include:

Cure Research discussion for Emphysema:

COPD Research: NHLBI (Excerpt)

Because familial emphysema results from a deficiency of AAT in affected individuals, efforts to minimize the risk of emphysema have been directed at increasing the circulating AAT levels either by promoting or increasing the production of AAT within the individual, or augmenting it from the outside. One strategy for improving the production of AAT is by pharmacological means (e.g., by administration of drugs such as danazol or estrogen/ progesterone combinations), but this has not been found to be effective. (Source: excerpt from COPD Research: NHLBI)

COPD Research: NHLBI (Excerpt)

Methods to treat emphysema before it becomes disabling remain an important research objective of programs supported by NHLBI. Since it is believed that either excess protease (elastase), or too little useful antiprotease, can lead to development of the disease, scientists have also been attempting to use other approaches to develop animal models which will mimic the human condition of inherited alpha-l-protease inhibitor deficiency and using such models to test if natural or synthetic antiproteases can be used safely to prevent development of emphysema-like lesions in these animals. If found safe and effective in animals, these agents can be tried in humans. (Source: excerpt from COPD Research: NHLBI)

Medical research for Emphysema: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to medical research for Emphysema:

Clinical Trials for Emphysema

Some of the clinical trials for Emphysema include:


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