Respiratory News – March 2017

Respiratory News A professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, has invented a hand-held breath monitor designed to detect the flu virus, similar to the breathalyzers used by police officers. Semiconductor sensors similar to those in a household carbon monoxide detector isolate biomarkers associated with the flu virus and indicate whether or not the…

Required Reading! – March 2017

Required Reading! by Jim Nelson  Over the years, Jim Nelson, a lung transplant receipient, has written about a lot of subjects related to COPD, lung disease of other kinds, and the processes that people and their caregivers experience. However, there is one subject that he has not addressed directly – how to get your caregivers,…

Sharing the Health! – March 2017

Sharing the Health! ResMed announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared AirMini™, the world’s smallest continuous positive air- way pressure (CPAP) device. ResMed’s tiny yet fully-featured AirMini™, to be launched later this year, is designed as a secondary CPAP, making it easier for people to contin- ue their sleep apnea therapy while traveling.…

The Ryan Report – March 2017

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen  O + O = O2 An Informational Webinar with Dr. Noah Greenspan  On February 22 I had the pleasure of participating in an online informational webinar hosted by Dr. Noah Greenspan, who operates the Pulmonary Wellness and Rehabilitation Center out of New York City. Dr.…

Reducing ER Visits, Hospital Re-admissions and Related Costs – March 2017

Reducing ER Visits, Hospital Re-admissions and Related Costs Using Monaghan Medical’s Aerobika® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) therapy system as part of a treat- ment regimen may help reduce emergency room visits, hospital re-admissions and related costs, as well as the recurrence  of exacerbations in people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The study reporting…

Facts – March 2017

Facts Just the Facts! PulmonaryFibrosisNews.com is an ex- cellent source for keeping up with every- thing to do with Pulmonary Fibrosis. It lists these important facts you should know. Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a scarring of the lungs: Pulmonary fibrosis is scarring on the walls of the air sacs within the lungs. As this scarring…

Fibrosis File – March 2017

Fibrosis File ProPatient is a patient-focused, online educational platform that utilizes interac- tive video, simulation and mobile apps for support. They have partnered with the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learn- ing and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to develop a new online resource for people affected by idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The interactive program, “Idiopathic Pulmonary…