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19 January, 2021

COPD Readmissions and Root Cause

2021-01-20T16:54:14+00:00

COPD Readmissions and Root Cause 22.6%. This is the percentage of COPD patients readmitted within 30-days of hospital discharge.¹ This is a number physicians, clinicians and hospital management know all too well. This number can cause anxiety among healthcare professionals due to the lack of clear consensus and guidelines on [...]

COPD Readmissions and Root Cause2021-01-20T16:54:14+00:00
9 December, 2020

What’s New in Pneumonia – Nothing Really

2020-12-09T16:43:49+00:00

What’s New in Pneumonia – Nothing Really The mortality rate from pneumonia in the United States has had limited improvement since antibiotics became widespread more than 50 years ago.¹ Pneumonia is the most common cause of hospital admissions for U.S. adults other than childbirth. About 1 million adults seek care [...]

What’s New in Pneumonia – Nothing Really2020-12-09T16:43:49+00:00
19 November, 2020

Keeping Airways Clear in COPD

2020-11-20T22:46:50+00:00

Keeping Airways Clear in COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that impedes airflow from the lungs. The statistics on the prevalence of COPD are well known:¹ More than 16.4 million people diagnosed with COPD in the U.S. Millions more believed to have COPD, but [...]

Keeping Airways Clear in COPD2020-11-20T22:46:50+00:00
21 October, 2020

Respiratory Care Awareness

2020-10-21T20:10:28+00:00

Respiratory Care Awareness With over 51 million people in the U.S. having a chronic lung disease and over 200,00 deaths each year due to respiratory illnesses (pre-pandemic) there needs to be a continued focus on respiratory care¹’². Since Respiratory Care Week is fast approaching it is time for an added [...]

Respiratory Care Awareness2020-10-21T20:10:28+00:00
21 September, 2020

Preventing that Next Virus

2020-10-21T20:01:52+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 Virus2020-10-21T20:01:52+00:00
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
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