Calling Dr. Bauer September-2012

  Helpful Tips to Keep Smiling Talk it out – with family, friends, a counselor but hope- fully with someone else who has similar symptoms and problems. Knowledge is power – keep learning about your condition. Exercise – get those endor- phins going for a mental boost! Forgive yourself (and others) for past Make a…

Respiratory News-July-2012

      Respiratory News The AeriSeal Emphysematous Lung Sealant System might someday help treat advanced emphysema that does not respond to medical therapy. Israeli studies tell us a liq- uid foam sealant is delivered endoscopically to the diseased portions of the lung to collapse that part of the lung. The result is more chest…

The COPD Foundation Needs You! -July-2012

    The COPD Foundation Needs You! Become a COPD Captain in Your State! State Advocacy Captains are volunteers with COPD, care givers, friends and family members or healthcare providers who have been trained by the COPD Foundation to serve as peer leaders. Captains promote the importance of becoming an advocate, mentor fellow community members…

Travel News-July-2012

    Travel News Grounded! Oxygen users that require over 3LPM continuous flow: your flying days on planes based in the U.S. may now be over. American Airlines announced it would no longer supply oxygen to their passengers. Quoting from their website, “American Airlines makes every effort to accommodate its customers who require supple- mental…

Fibrosis File-July-2012

    Fibrosis File FDA Grants FG-3019 Orphan Drug Designation FibroGen, Inc. announced FG-3019, a human antibody against connective tissue growth factor, has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Orphan drug designation is generally granted to drugs or biologics intended for treatment of rare diseases…

TransTracheal Oxygen Delivery-July-2012

    TransTracheal Oxygen Delivery Continuing with our TransTracheal Oxygen Therapy (TTOT) article from the May/June issue of the Pulmonary Paper, author John Goodman discusses the next three phases and goals of the SCOOP program. As the author mentioned in our last issue, TTOT achieves the best results when used early in the progression of…

Respiratory News – May 2012

Respiratory News It was reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the results of a small clinical trial by investigators from Japan, showed acupuncture appears to be associated with improvement of difficult breathing on exertion in patients with COPD. Another alternative for people with advanced COPD who are not responding to other treatments is opioids,…

Nutrition News – May 2012

Nutrition News   Calorie-boosting Foods for Those with COPD Knowing that those with COPD require ten times as many calories to breathe as those without lung problems, Fabiana Talbot of the COPD Foundation (www. COPDFoundation.org) recently discussed calorie- boosting foods for those with COPD on the Foundation’s blog site. The key is to get those…