Tag Archives: Lung

A patient coughed up this huge blood clot that perfectly replicates the airways of his lung

A man undergoing treatment for heart failure coughed up an enormous, intact blood clot that formed a perfect cast of the air passageways of his lung. The completeness of the clot, once unfolded onto blue medical cloth, astounded doctors; they could trace the three branches of the upper lobe of the lung, the two branches… Read More »

US man literally coughs up part of his lung after being hospitalized with heart failure

A 36-year-old man literally coughed up a piece of his lung after being hospitalized with heart problems at a hospital in California. According to a case report from the New England Journal of Medicine published on Nov. 29, during a particularly violent coughing spell, the man coughed up his right bronchial tree – all intact.… Read More »

AbbVie halts late-stage trial for lung cancer drug Rova-T

(Reuters) – AbbVie Inc said on Wednesday it had halted enrollment for a late stage trial of Rova-T as a second-line therapy for advanced small-cell lung cancer, following recommendations made by an independent data monitoring committee. The committee’s recommendations were based on shorter overall survival in the Rova-T arm, compared with the topotecan control arm,… Read More »