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News Release
Fresh red blood cell transfusions do not help critically ill children more than older cells NIH-funded finding may alter policies at hospitals where fresh red cells are preferentially used Researchers have found that transfusions using fresh red blood cells—cells that have spent seven days or less in storage—are no more beneficial than older red...
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Research Features
Chris Camp recalls the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, when being diagnosed as HIV positive was considered a virtual death sentence. Doctors had no medications that could really help. People with the disease often did not survive more than a year or two. Camp, now 63, says he personally lost more than 500 friends. Among them: his first husband...
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NHLBI in the Press
Fifty years of advancement into an ever-greater understanding of lung illnesses have whet the interest of the NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases (DLD) in precision medicine.
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Research Feature
It is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting nearly 16 million people, but for many Americans, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, still remains a mystery. That’s why in 2017, at the request of Congress, the NHLBI led a year-long, multi-team effort to figure out what it would take to relieve the burden of this...
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NHLBI in the Press
Teens with a single ventricle heart defect significantly improved their capacity to sustain moderate exercise by taking an oral medication. The trial results, researchers say, represent a milestone in the care for those who have undergone the Fontan procedure, a palliative operation for this patient
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News Release
Results from NIH-funded trial could extend patients’ well-being Woman wearing a mask and doing a fitness test. Teenagers born with a single working ventricle of the heart—a rare defect that cannot be completely corrected—showed a significant improvement in their ability to sustain moderate exercise after treatment with udenafil, a drug that helps...
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Media Advisory
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, announced today that Adolfo Correa, M.D., Ph.D., director and principal investigator of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS), has decided to retire and step down from his leadership of the study in December 2020. Recruited to be the study’s Chief Science...
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers from dozens of leading institutions around that nation have proposed new criteria for diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States.