Respiratory News September-2008

    Respiratory News Haemair Ltd., a company based in the United Kingdom, is developing a device that may act as an artificial lung and be an alternative to people awaiting a lung transplant. The Haemair Device directly removes carbon dioxide and adds oxygen to blood bypassing the lungs. It is devised to keep up…

Product Corner – September 2008

Product Corner The Oxy-Sure Buddy™ is a device to stabilize your nasal cannula during sleep and activity. Roberta McGlothen, founder of Oxy-Sure Company LLC, says the patented Buddy is made of light weight, breathable material. Designed for her Mom, Roberta says not only do oxygen users benefit, but their caregivers are secure knowing they do…

Traveling Tales September-2008

    Traveling Tales San Francisco to Tijuana on Two-Wheels There have been many articles written about hitting the road. This one holds a lot of meaning for one person with respiratory problems. Four years ago, oxygen user Mark Junge, com- pleted a 3,400-mile bicycle journey from San Francisco to New York City. Mr. Junge…

Sharing the Health September -2008

    Sharing the Health Dr. Ron Karpick is a Virginia specialist in Pulmonary Disease, Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine who has also been involved with EFFORTS. He recently read an article investi- gating deaths from fire, caused by people on supplemental oxygen therapy, who were smoking. Dr. Ron thought this sub- ject deserved some…

Ask Mark … September-2008

  Alan from EFFORTS asks Mark, “What is the difference between the medications, Perforomist and Brovana?” Mark replies, “There is a distinct and consequential  difference between Perforomist (Formoterol Fumarate) and Brovana (Aformoterol Tartrate). They are the same in that they are both long-acting, beta- agonist bronchodilators. They are also the same in that they are…

Fibrosis File September-2008

    Fibrosis File  Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) and Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE) have introduced the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act – HR 6567. They each hold a personal interest as Rep. Castle lost his brother and sister and Rep. Baird’s father passed away from the disease. The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) now needs…

Legislative-Success

HR 6331 Legislation Passes! – September 2008

Significant Legal Decisions That Will Affect You! HR 6331 Legislation Passes! Everyone who got involved by contacting their elected representatives can be proud of the passage of HR 6331 – Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008. President Bush, concerned how HR 6331 would be funded, vetoed the bill. Congress overrode the President’s…