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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

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
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
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
12 May, 2020

Disorder of the Diaphragms in COPD Patients

2020-05-27T19:36:10+00:00

Disorder of the Diaphragms in COPD Patients Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing.1 A chest X-Ray image of COPD patients may reveal enlarged lungs, a flattened diaphragm, or potentially [...]

Disorder of the Diaphragms in COPD Patients2020-05-27T19:36:10+00:00
25 March, 2020

Cerebral Palsy and Airway Clearance

2020-04-30T15:48:10+00:00

Cerebral Palsy and the Need for Airway Clearance What is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to or abnormalities inside the developing brain that disrupt [...]

Cerebral Palsy and Airway Clearance2020-04-30T15:48:10+00:00
19 March, 2020

How Pulmonary Patients Can Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-08-26T21:58:14+00:00

How Pulmonary Patients Can Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic Living with a chronic respiratory condition such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, COPD or asthma can significantly compromise the immune system, making patients more vulnerable to bacteria, viruses, developing an infection or exacerbation.  With the emergence of COVID-19, a new form [...]

How Pulmonary Patients Can Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic2020-08-26T21:58:14+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