Respiratory News – July 2019

Respiratory News Long-term treatment with antibiotics should not be an option in those with COPD since they are not effective, cause adverse effects and lead to resistance. By contrast, the selective targeting of pathogens in the lower airways has great potential as an intervention. A University of Buffalo team has received a National Institutes of…

Travel Tips – July 2019

Travel Tips My wife has been on 24/7 oxygen for about nine years. We have still man- aged to take major trips at least twice a year. Most trips have been cruises loudly “Is there a problem? Let’s call your supervisor” – 100 percent of the time the agent smiles and allows us to continue.…

Fibrosis File – July2019

Fibrosis File A recent study found that nearly one-third of people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) were malnourished. According to Alana Kessler, MS, RD, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, the following guidelines are recommended for people with IPF: Maximize antioxidant intake: This helps with combating free radicals the body emits. Great sources include all types…

Editor’s Note-July2019

Editor’s Note You never know what life has in store for you. Going to Alaska with the Sea Puffers, you would think we would find ourselves in cool weather. We wore sunglasses and short sleeves most of the trip! The advice to dress in layers that you can peel off paid off. We have to…

Share Your Experiences with Healthcare Issues – May 2015

Share Your Experiences with Healthcare Issues YourCareMoments provides valuable opinions and experiences to pharmaceutical and health insurance companies. The topics are related to the affordability of and access to medications. YourCareMoments relays consumer habits, decisions and healthcare experiences through short online surveys that are sent to people who register with them. You must be at…

The Ryan Report – May 2019

The Ryan Report Home Oxygen Guru – The HO2G Pen  2019 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Guide Howdy ho! Welcome to the 2019 version of our annual Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Guide. Another year has gone by and still we don’t have any significant developments in terms of smaller continuous flow-capable POC devices. Manufacturers seem content for…

Oxygen Needs in Pulmonary Fibrosis – May 2019

Oxygen Needs in Pulmonary Fibrosis People who have pulmonary fibrosis often need higher oxygen flow rates to maintain their oxygen saturations. Unlike obstructive lung disease, this is because the lung muscle itself is usually thick (fibrotic) and is comparable to being scarred. You need extra flow to get the oxygen across your lung to be…