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If you've had a collapsed lung or you know someone that's had one, you'll know how frustrating and painful they can be. Our aim is for Blebinfo to provide a central point of reference for the very latest information and research on the condition known as Spontaneous Pneumothorax. And also offer a place for those that have had a collapsed lung to talk to others in the same position.

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Announcement: Fibulin-5 Protein reduced in the Lung of patients with SP's
Posted: Rossoe @ Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:12 am
An interesting Japanese study from 2012 aiming to clarify whether fibulin-5 is associated with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) in young PSP patients.

A high incidence of pneumothorax is a relatively common proble...

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Announcement: Better flying conditions for your lungs - Boeing 787
Posted: Rossoe @ Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:36 pm
I have kept a keen eye on the aviation industry ever since I experienced my first collapsed lung and subsequent operations - currently the cabin pressure on most commercial airplanes is around 8000ft, Theoretically current...

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Announcement: Alternative Procedure for the Treatment of S Pneumothorax
Posted: Rossoe @ Sat May 07, 2011 8:24 am
The Endo-Floating Ball 3.0 is a 5-mm endoscopic instrument widely utilized for liver resections. The thermal energy results in heat denaturation of protein in the wall of blebs and bullae, thereby shrinking the same blebs ...

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Announcement: Rats Breathe With Lab-Grown Lungs
Posted: Rossoe @ Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:52 am
For the first time, an animal has drawn a breath with lungs cultivated in the lab. Although preliminary, the results might eventually lead to replacement lungs for patients.

People whose lungs are failing because of dis...

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Announcement: Windpipe transplant breakthrough - using stem cells
Posted: Rossoe @ Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:47 am
Surgeons in Spain have carried out the world's first tissue-engineered whole organ transplant - using a windpipe made with the patient's own stem cells.

The groundbreaking technology also means for the first time tissu...

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