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Looking for any new developments in treating tracheobronchomalacia.?

Looking for any new developments in treating tracheobronchomalacia.?

Stents: Would help to have some more background info about your question. Options were limited to surgery. More recently stents were developed. Most of the progress that has been made is with the quality and variety of the stents. Newer, better ct scanners with 3d reconstruction have become great planning tools. ...Read more

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I was diagnosis by bronchoscopy with trachobronchomalacia and distal bronchomalacia. What if any are my best tx options. I'm 35...?

I was diagnosis by bronchoscopy with trachobronchomalacia and distal bronchomalacia. What if any are my best tx options. I'm 35...?

Tracheobronchomalaci: Tracheobronchomalacia: airway walls are weak and collapses during breathing or coughing. It can develop as a result of an underlying medical condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis, lupus etc, treatment depends on exact location and the extent of the disease. Options are tracheobronchial airway stent, tracheobronchoplasty, tracheal resection etc. ...Read more

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Any new, recent developments in treatment of emphysema?

Any new, recent developments in treatment of emphysema?

A new drug: There is a brand new drug that has been fda approved for copd/emphysema. It is called Daliresp (roflumilast) (brand name). It works by blocking an enzyme called "phosphodiesterase." it has been shown to reduce the number of attacks of copd. There are a number of side effects, and you should definitely discuss them with your doctor. I have had a mixed record of success with the meds. But, that is the latest. ...Read more

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How close are we to finding a cure for genital herpes? I've seen recent developments on the news...

How close are we to finding a cure for genital herpes? I've seen recent developments on the news...

Not much: The only way in which this will be conquered is if we figure out a means by which to eliminate the virus from nerve endings, and to my knowledge we are not even close. If you have info about a particular new study, please let me have it. Thanks. ...Read more

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Im new member?

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What is the new classification of pain drugs?

What is the new classification of pain drugs?

See below: Not sure what you mean. There has been no new "scheduling" of controlled substances. Different types of pain medication do different things (reduce inflammation, treat nerve pain etc). ...Read more

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Hi u keep asking me to ask new questions why..

Hi u keep asking me to ask new questions why..

Try another topic: A member who gets email messages asking her to edit a question or send in a new one, can try editing her questions so that the grammar and spelling are very good. These messages usually mean the question is not clear enough for doctors to properly answer. Also, if a member asks too many questions on the same topic, doctors sometimes send the repetitive questions back. Try asking about new topic. ...Read more