Travel News-July-2013

    Travel News Using CPAP during Your Travels Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP systems are used to treat sleep apnea. When you travel, it is a good idea to place your unit in your carry­on bag when you board the plane as there is no guarantee that your luggage will make it to…

COPD NEWS-July-2013

COPD NEWS The recent COPD8 USA Conference, held in Chicago this past June, was a unique gathering of people with COPD, physicians, therapists and nurses from around the world. It was noted that COPD is no longer regarded as a progressive disease but a treatable and modifiable disease. Avoiding infections that cause decline in lung…

Respiratory News September-2013

      Respiratory News A study from Japan in the Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology showed Vitamin C prevents cigarette smoke-induced pulmonary emphysema in mice and provides pulmonary restoration. Pulmonary rehabilitation can significantly improve the lives of people with COPD, but many patients are never referred to a program. Australian researchers found…

New Help for PH -September-2013

    New Help for PH Pulmonary   Arterial Hypertension (PH) is high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs that can lead to heart failure. In an international study by Bayer Health Care, when compared to a placebo, an oral medication called Riociguat, significantly improved exercise capacity and improved pulmonary vascular resistance in those…

Travel News -September-2013

    Travel News Update on New CAIRE SeQual POCs Ryan Diesem tells us the SeQual Eclipse 5 model, which is the fourth generation of the Eclipse product line, has been released. There was no Eclipse 4 model as CAIRE SeQual skipped the number “4” due to the negative connotations the number has in many…

Sharing the Health -September-2013

    Sharing the Health   To better manage my cannula, tubing and Oxy- View glasses, I mounted a tie rack on my bedroom wall. It works great! Joe Donathan Centennial, CO Jean Rommes of Iowa wants you to know the COPD Foundation  has  made the power point presentations and audio recordings of the sessions…

Fibrosis File September-2013

      Fibrosis File Breath of Hope Building a global voice for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and hoping to raise awareness of the disease, September 21–29 marked the first IPF World Week. This year’s “Breath of Hope” campaign involved IPF patient organizations from eight countries and offered global support and hope to IPF patients…