Newly Identified Pathway, Biomarkers May Be Tools to Prevent Kidney Injury-induced Lung Damage

Article title: Altered lung metabolism and mitochondrial DAMPs in lung injury due to acute kidney injury Authors: Mark Hepokoski, Jing Wang, Kefeng Li, Ying Li, Purva Gupta, Tina Mai, Alex Moshensky, Mona Alotaibi, Laura E. Crotty Alexander, Atul Malhotra, Prabhleen Singh…

Quit the Hookah! Lung Damage, Inflammation Is Reversible with Smoking Cessation

New research finds that quitting smoking is an effective way to resolve impaired lung function and airway inflammation associated with waterpipe smoking. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

Flavored E-cigarettes Are Disrupting Your Airways More than You Know

Article title: E-cigarettes and health risks: more to the flavour than just the name Authors: Miranda P. Ween, Alex Moshensky, Leigh L. Thredgold, Nicole A. Bastian, Rhys Hamon, Arash Badiei, Phan Tien Nguyen, Kirsty Herewane, Hubertus Jersmann, Christine M. Bojanowski,…

COVID-19 linked to cardiac injury, worse outcomes for patients with underlying heart conditions

COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions, according to a review published today in JAMA Cardiology by experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Oils added to vaping products cause damage to lungs, expert says

In response to a new study which found that lung damage from vaping resembles chemical burns, Geraldine R. Britton, director of the Binghamton University Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Program, offers the following. “Many have believed that the underlying problem with vaping…

Experts @UCSDHealth & @UCSDMedSchool available to discuss dangers of #vaping and lung disease

In August, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning about a growing epidemic — lung injury caused by vaping. There have been more than 380 cases reported nationwide, with half of these patients requiring intensive care, and at…