The Ryan Report – May 2017

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen  Ryan Diesem  Ryan Diesem is Research Manager at Valley Inspired Products, Apple Valley, MN. Contact Ryan at [email protected] com with questions or comments. 2017 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Guide Here we go, it’s the 2017 version of our annual Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Guide. Here are…

Calling Dr. Bauer – May 2017

Calling Dr. Bauer Dear Dr. Bauer, I was diagnosed with COPD over ten years ago. There is one question which has continued to puzzle me. I see frequent references to “a lot of coughing,” “excessive mucus,” or similar terms. Yet, I have never coughed a lot, nor do I produce mucus, let alone a significant…

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,…

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…