A naturally occurring proteins that protects lung tissue from breakdown and protects the lung&39.
Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. A1-PI treatment slows progression of emphysema in patients with AATD Treatment with an Alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor , a naturally occurring proteins that protects lung tissue from breakdown and protects the lung's elasticity, is effective in slowing the progression of emphysema in individuals with Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency , a life-threatening genetic disorder, according to a new study presented at the 2013 American Thoracic Society International Meeting. The study showed the efficacy of A1-PIin preventing the loss of lung tissue as measured by computed tomography scan lung density at full motivation , which really is a more delicate way of measuring disease progression than typical parameters.This is the first prospective study to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of augmentation therapy in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial using this parameter. (more…)