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…

Ask Mark – March 2017

Ask Mark … Francine from Texas was concerned when there were blood streaks in her mucus and asks if this something that can be serious. Mark answers, Blood-streaked mucus is rarely a clinically significant problem. Many kinds of irritation of upper airways can cause the shedding of small amounts of blood. Unless you have been…

Calling Dr. Bauer – March 2017

Calling Dr. Bauer Dear Dr. Bauer, In the 12 years that I’ve been on oxygen and using inhalers, the one I have now is a real doozy, Combivent® Respimat® – not good if you have old hands and poor eyesight. I never can tell if I’ve taken in enough to matter! Your friend and Pulmonary…

Editor’s Note – March 2017

Editor’s Note Even though it is the season – don’t be fooled! Oxygen users have been trying to understand the confusing language of portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) since they came on the market. It doesn’t help that the machines all deliver different amounts of oxygen when set at the same setting. We were pretty upset…