Calling Dr. Bauer -July-2015

  Calling Dr. Bauer Sharon from Florida writes she has been told she has atypical TB, would Dr. Bauer explain this? Dr. Bauer replies, Tuberculosis remains a major, worldwide health concern and cases are still seen sporadically in the United States. It is caused by a contagious organism called mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) which is treated…

Respiratory News – May 2015

Respiratory News New COPD treatment guidelines to pre- vent exacerbations have been published in the medical journal CHEST. There were 33 recommendations in total. Besides hav- ing their patients stop smoking and get a pneumonia and annual flu vaccination, the experts encourage: Patients with moderate to severe COPD who have had an exacerbation within the…

Fibrosis File – May 2015

Fibrosis File Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and the two new drugs approved to treat it proved to be hot topics at a recent American Thoracic Society meeting! We learned research has shown: The efficacy and safety of Nintedanib (Ofev) has persisted up to 76 weeks of treatment in a Phase II trial known as There…

The Ryan Report – May 2015

The Ryan Report It’s May, and as has been the case for the last five years now, we are providing an up-to-date chart detailing the basic performance characteristics of currently available portable oxygen concentrators (POCs). The purpose of supplying this information is to give those who are looking to rent or buy a POC an…

Respiratory News – March 2015

Respiratory News DNA tests on some store-brand herbal supplements showed that nearly four out of five didn’t have the ingredients listed on the labels, and a large number didn’t have a botanical substance of any kind, according to findings from the New York State Attor- ney General’s office. GNC, Target, WalMart and Walgreens were asked…

People with Respiratory Concerns – March 2015

People with Respiratory Concerns for People with Respiratory Concerns   Alaska Inner Passage Cruise   7 DAYS July 11–18, 2015 Explore Alaska’s Inner Passage, round trip from Seattle on our annual vacation to Alaska, aboard Holland America’s Westerdam! See the coastal beauty from Puget Sound to Southeast Alaska, watch massive glaciers calve in Glacier Bay or Tracy…