Tag Archives: lung

How some of the sickest COVID-19 patients are being saved by an out-of-body lung experience

Ventilators have failed to help and death looks imminent, but for some of Canada’s sickest COVID-19 patients, there is another, out of-body option. Several were recently connected to what amounts to an artificial lung sitting next to their beds, technology that has saved at least two people so far. The extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machines… Read More »

Imfinzi (durvalumab) Approved in the US for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer

Print this page 30 March 2020 — AstraZeneca’s Imfinzi (durvalumab) has been approved in the US as a 1st-line treatment for adult patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer (ES-SCLC) in combination with standard-of-care (SoC) chemotherapies, etoposide plus either carboplatin or cisplatin (platinum-etoposide). The approval by the Food and Drug Administration was based on positive results from… Read More »

FDA Approves Ofev (Nintedanib), For The Treatment of Chronic Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases with a Progressive Phenotype

FDA Approves Ofev (Nintedanib), For The Treatment of Chronic Fibrosing Interstitial Lung Diseases with a Progressive Phenotype Print this page March 09, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ofev (nintedanib) oral capsules to treat patients with chronic fibrosing (scarring) interstitial lung diseases (ILD) with a progressive phenotype (trait). It is the… Read More »

CapMedic Measures Lung Function, Makes Sure Inhalers Used Correctly

The FDA has cleared the CapMedic device that helps to make sure that metered dose inhalers (MDIs) are properly used, even by young patients. MDIs are most commonly employed to deliver asthma medications deep into the lungs, but to work effectively they have to be used correctly and on a consistent schedule. The CapMedic snaps… Read More »