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15 September, 2020

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis

2020-09-15T15:43:47+00:00

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is a common genetic disease within the Caucasian population in the United States. The disease occurs in 1 in 2,500 to 3,500 Caucasian newborns. Cystic fibrosis is less common in other ethnic groups, affecting about 1 in 17,000 African Americans and 1 in 31,000 Asian Americans.¹ The [...]

Minorities with Cystic Fibrosis2020-09-15T15:43:47+00:00
1 July, 2020

52 ICD10 Codes for HFCWO Therapy

2020-07-01T18:33:15+00:00

52 ICD-10 HCPC Codes for HFCWO Therapy The saying, “one for all, and all for one” made popular from the French novel, The Three Musketeers, is a nice thought but it is unrealistic in healthcare as one treatment cannot solve everything.  But there is one therapy option that comes close [...]

52 ICD10 Codes for HFCWO Therapy2020-07-01T18:33:15+00:00
1 July, 2020

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD

2020-08-14T18:47:07+00:00

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD Not all patients with chronic airway disease have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  Nonspecific symptoms, such as cough and dyspnea can easily be applied in support of an incorrect or incomplete diagnosis and delay initiation of appropriate [...]

Chronic Airway Disease: It is Not Just About Asthma or COPD2020-08-14T18:47:07+00:00
1 July, 2020

Preventing that Next Virus

2020-09-24T16:34:01+00:00

Preventing that Next Virus With an on-going respiratory related pandemic and the upcoming flu season it is imperative that a preventative healthcare strategy is implemented to promote good, bronchial hygiene for your at-risk pulmonary patient so they can be in the best health possible for normal, everyday living now and [...]

Preventing that Next Virus2020-09-24T16:34:01+00:00
25 June, 2020

Cystic Fibrosis and Benefits of Exercise

2020-06-29T16:14:12+00:00

Cystic Fibrosis and the Benefits of Exercise Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic disease caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, causing the CFTR protein to malfunction.  CF affects many systems in the body, but mainly the lungs.1 The progressiveness of the condition leads [...]

Cystic Fibrosis and Benefits of Exercise2020-06-29T16:14:12+00:00
8 June, 2020

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation

2020-06-29T16:14:30+00:00

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation The Legacy Foundation is about inspiring people with cystic fibrosis to live fully and dream big in spite of the challenges they face every day. The Legacy Project has partnered with International Biophysics Corporation, manufacturer of the AffloVest®, to deliver their next generation equipment to people with [...]

Colton Underwood Legacy Foundation2020-06-29T16:14:30+00:00
27 May, 2020

Respiratory Related Issues in Firefighters

2020-06-05T19:51:39+00:00

Respiratory Related Issues in Firefighters Although in recent years improved respiratory protection has become available to protect firefighters from the fire environment, weight and bulk limitations still make adequate protection difficult.1 Numerous investigations and case reports have identified the potential for chronic pulmonary dysfunction to follow single episodes of smoke [...]

Respiratory Related Issues in Firefighters2020-06-05T19:51:39+00:00
27 March, 2020

Laura Goodkind – A Journey to the Paralympics

2020-04-30T15:48:34+00:00

Laura Goodkind – A Journey to the Paralympics When Laura was born three months premature, she spent the first part of her life in the NICU connected to machines, such as CPAP, heart rate monitors and feeding tubes, struggling to survive. By age one, Laura was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, [...]

Laura Goodkind – A Journey to the Paralympics2020-04-30T15:48:34+00:00
18 February, 2020

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence

2020-04-30T15:28:56+00:00

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence Bronchiectasis (bron-kee-eck-tuh-sis) is a chronic lung condition in which the breathing tubes, also known as airways or bronchi, become abnormally dilated. While there are many causes, damage to the airways by lung infection is the most common. These damaged airways can no [...]

Importance of Patient Education in Bronchiectasis Treatment Adherence2020-04-30T15:28:56+00:00
18 February, 2020

The Importance of Respiratory Health in Neurological Disorders

2020-04-22T18:16:03+00:00

The Importance of Respiratory Health in Neurological Disorders Patients with certain neurological diseases such as Tay-Sachs, Canavan and Sandhoff are at increased risk of developing chest infections, respiratory complications as well as respiratory failure due to respiratory muscular weakness and the inability to clear excess mucus from the airways of [...]

The Importance of Respiratory Health in Neurological Disorders2020-04-22T18:16:03+00:00