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The GOLD Standards-November-2007

    The GOLD Standards The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) recently updated clinical guidelines for the diagnosis, management and prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The committee was made up of physicians and health professionals from all parts of the world. According to their web site at www.goldcopd.org, COPD is…

Product Corner-November-2007

    Product Corner New Oxygen System Coming Soon A new type of oxygen system will soon be avail- able from Inspired Technologies. Called the VIAspire™ personal oxygen system, it involves a concentrator that feeds into a larger reservoir to produce liquid oxygen in the home. You will fill your liquid portable from the reser-…

Traveling Tales-November-2007

Traveling Tales SeaPuffers Visit Grand Canyon and More! A group of oxygen users and their friends made it through the desert and over dirt roads to walk on the new Skywalk over the Grand Canyon. As they posed for a group picture with their portable oxygen concentrators and tanks, they noticed a man smiling who…

Feelings -November-2007

    Feelings It always helps to vent! If you or your caregiver would like to write about how you really feel about any aspect of chronic lung disease, we will credit you with a year’s membership. Please send to: The Pulmonary Paper, PO Box 877, Ormond Beach, FL 32175. I was told that I…

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You can make a difference! September -2007

You can make a difference! Presently, the Deficit Reduction Act calls for Medicare beneficiaries to take over ownership of their oxygen concentrators after 36 months of rental. It is then up to the oxygen user to determine if their equipment is work- ing properly. This leaves many unanswered questions as to travel needs, emergency equipment…

Respiratory News-November-2007

    Respiratory News The Spanish pharmaceutical company, Almirall, is developing an inhaled dry powder medication for those with COPD they call aclidinium bromide. Brand names As an alternative to Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, several companies have been developing stents or valves that are placed in your airway during bronchoscopy to will  be  Eklira®/Bretaris. They…