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Author Topic: New lung diagnostic technology  (Read 732 times)

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Offline GSOgymrat

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New lung diagnostic technology
« on: March 07, 2010, 03:40:38 PM »
Because people with HIV have an increased risk of lung cancer1 I thought people might be interested in this new diagnostic technology. I'm pleased that it does not use radiation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FcseDRyepA


1http://aidsmap.com/en/news/BEEB289C-FF4E-4341-BA6C-FFA038C6C219.asp

Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: New lung diagnostic technology
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 03:51:50 PM »
That's interesting -- they seemed to be promoting its use for pneumonia too. 

How much do the machines cost though, versus an xray machine?
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline tednlou2

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Re: New lung diagnostic technology
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 02:02:24 AM »
That would be good for HIV offices to have in order to check lungs for pneumonia or cancer.  I hope it works and makes it into offices. 

I recently posted that study about lung cancer in the research forum.  I quit smoking when I found out I was poz--well, really because I had strep-pneumonia and couldn't breathe very well for several weeks.  If not for the pnuemonia, I'm sure I'd still be smoking.  However, the research about non-smoking HIVers getting lung cancer was depressing.  If its not one thing, its another.  However, this device could possibly save many lives.

 


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