Inhaled Hyaluronan Found to Ease Acute COPD Exacerbations

Inhaled Hyaluronan Found to Ease Acute COPD Exacerbations

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Inhaled Hyaluronan Found to Ease Acute COPD Exacerbations

In a pilot Phase 2 study, inhaled hyaluronan — which uses sugar secreted by living tissue that acts as a scaffold for cells — treated people with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The therapy was found to improve lung function, ease respiratory failure, and reduce the need for non-invasive ventilation among these patients. Because hyaluronan is critical to the structure of the extracellular matrix — which provides that scaffolding to cells in the lungs…

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