We discuss the merits and challenges of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) screening and genetic counseling.
A review article reveals that lung and liver transplantation have favorable outcomes in AATD patients with end-stage lung and liver diseases.
Researchers compiled a list of common imaging features in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency that they believe can provide a vital window into the disease.
There has been much literature devoted to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and lung cancer, albeit separately, thus complicating efforts to compare the 2 diseases objectively.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is is usually underdiagnosed, researchers wrote in a review of the scientific literature on the clinical aspects of the disease.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which first swept across the world in a matter of weeks in early 2020, sparked panic and the enactment of strict public health measures that had been unheard of for decades. The initial response to the pandemic was largely borne out of a fear of the unknown. Little was known about the…