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Falls Church, VA – Inova Lung Services is part of a multicenter Phase 2 investigator-sponsored trial (IST) to evaluate the safety of fostamatinib, an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor, for the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The study is in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National…

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People with asthma or other lung conditions should make a plan in case of suspected COVID-19 infection, due to their higher risk of developing complications. According to Dr. Bobby Mahajan, medical director of interventional pulmonology at Invoa Fairfax Hospital, individuals with known asthma or other lung conditions should establish ahead of time who will take…

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The Frederick News-Post published a story on March 24 about the additional risks of COVID-19 complications that could be faced by those with underlying health conditions including asthma. Having asthma does not make people more at risk of getting COVID-19, says Inova’s Amit (Bobby) K. Mahajan, MD, who also serves as a volunteer spokesman for…

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Inova pediatric lung specialist cites ‘epidemic’ use of e-cigarettes among youth As national reports continue to roll in of mysterious and severe “vaping illnesses” affecting hundreds of younger Americans who’ve used e-cigarettes, Inova’s Sunil Kapoor, MD, shares his views as part of the collective sense of alarm. Dr. Kapoor, Chief of Pediatric Pulmonology and Medical…

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When 8-months-pregnant Jihye Ha needed emergency care, the situation turned critical for her and the baby. Throughout her first pregnancy, Jihye Ha seemed to be sailing through it without much difficulty or discomfort — but then in February, at 32 weeks, she began noticing a strange development. Her fingernails were turning blue. Ha also started…

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The Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction Program helps patients with severe COPD through a minimally invasive procedure More than 11 million people in the U.S. live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Some patients can manage symptoms through physical therapy and oxygen therapy. But for patients with more severe COPD, the only treatment options were an…

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